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Worried about a loved one not taking the right medication at the right time? Missing tablets or taking too many can be a real risk where a person with dementia is concerned. Pivotell has a range of pill dispensers...
By Christina Neal Getting a loved one to remember to take their pills, or to agree to take them for that matter, can be a huge challenge when a person has dementia. Fortunately, there are solutions – including tactics you...
How much do you know about vascular dementia? The condition can be complex and can present many challenges for the person affected by it. The more you understand about vascular dementia as a carer, the better placed you will...
Medication can be used to manage dementia symptoms but there is sadly no cure for the disease. Here’s a quick guide to medication currently being used. If your loved one has recently been diagnosed with a form of dementia and...
A friend recently asked me to reveal the biggest challenge of caring for a parent with dementia. In reality, there is no simple answer to that question. It's been almost four years since my mum died, but when someone...
There is a recurring theme among carers when it comes to the reason why many don’t seek help. ‘I’d love to get help looking after my mum/dad/partner, but they won’t let anyone else except me take care of them.’...
Are your stress levels soaring? You’re not alone. In 2015, the charity, Carers UK, surveyed 5000 carers across the UK and the results showed that 84 per cent of carers feel stressed. In addition, 78 per cent feel more...
Dementia can increase a person’s frustration and cause mood swings. This is partly because daily tasks are tougher to complete. Regularly losing a purse, keys or other personal items can frustrate the person and lead them to lose their...
Dementia Action Week takes place on 20-26 May and is a campaign by Alzheimer’s Society to show that everyone can take action by starting a conversation with a person living with dementia. I have to be honest. I’m not...
Former carer Christina Neal reveals why it's not a good idea to tell a person with dementia that their loved one has died when they have forgotten. Mum was confused. That was nothing new. But the words that came out...

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