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A person with dementia may not recognise people they know or struggle to identify objects when their sight is perfectly fine. This is because their brain has to interpret and process what they see. My mum confused her...
Dementia affects more than just memory. A person’s mood and emotional wellbeing can be affected. A person with dementia can experience sudden changes in mood and may be happy one moment, angry or even tearful, seemingly for no reason,...
If you have noticed that your loved one has recently deteriorated – maybe they have lost the ability to speak clearly, their mobility is very limited, and they may be living in the past, they may be approaching the later...
If you are caring for a parent or elderly relative with dementia, it can put a strain on your other personal relationships. Your partner may not understand how dementia affects a person’s ability to cope on their own and...
Talk to your loved one about the past and you may be surprised by how much they come to life.  Are you caring for a parent with dementia? How much do you know about their earlier years? I ask because...
Whether it’s your parent, partner or friend who has been diagnosed, it’s useful to understand how their moods may change and how the condition is likely to progress.  In early stage of the person’s dementia, you may notice memory lapses...
You’ve noticed that a friend or loved one is having some problems and you are worried they might have dementia. How do you voice your concerns and encourage them to seek help?  How do you tell a person if you...
Living with dementia is extremely tough and if you’ve taken care of the person and managed to look after yourself in the process, then you’ve done a great job. It’s taught me many valuable life lessons. Caring for my...
A person with dementia may lose interest in their appearance and may not wash or shower as much as they used to. You may have to prompt them to wash or dress appropriately. This can be difficult, as they...
When my mum was first diagnosed with dementia, I remember feeling overwhelmed by the fear of how I would manage her needs with juggling my busy full time job that involved long hours and deadlines. I had no idea...

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