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Dementia Help founder and former carer Christina Neal has these top tips for carers on how to cope with caring for a loved one… Get to know dementia Get to know dementia. Understand how the disease affects your loved one. The...
If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, you may resent the role if you have anger or frustration towards the person because of their past behaviour. Christina Neal felt the same about her mum and confronted her...
If you have a loved one who has dementia living in a care home and they don’t remember your visits, you may wonder if there’s any point at all in going to see them, especially if you find visiting...
When caring for a person with dementia, you may have noticed that conversations can become a struggle as the condition progresses. While it can be a challenge, it’s important not to lose your patience as this will make things more...
Caring for my mum on my own was too much for me sometimes. My emotions were all over the place. On a bad day, I’d feel like running away and giving up. On a good day, I felt relieved...
Keeping your mind active, by maintaining a focus in life, is an important way to boost cognitive function. We chat with Richard Howeson, owner of uTalk (utalk.com/en), about why this is so vital.  When it comes to lowering your risk...
Have you recently had to move a loved one into a care home? Hayley Cantrell, manager of Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home (https://www.foxearthlodge.co.uk), has these top tips for how to settle in.  If you are caring for a loved one with...
Learning a second language could help to boost cognitive skills and delay the onset of dementia. Christina Neal reveals why and speaks to Richard Howeson, owner of Britain’s biggest language learning company, uTalk, who reveals the benefits of learning...
Looking at the bigger picture of a person with dementia’s health is important. Hayley Cantrell, manager of Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home (https://www.foxearthlodge.co.uk), explains how to take care of a loved one.  If a loved one is living with a diagnosis...
Social contact is crucial for the emotional wellbeing of a person with dementia. Business owner Monica Bradley explains why she made a point of ensuring her mum had a varied social schedule…  I cared for my late mum, Agnes, who had...