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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 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...
Dehydration can be an issue for the elderly. According to research conducted at the University of East Anglia, one in five people living in care homes are not drinking enough fluid. Even mild dehydration can increase the risk of...
A person with dementia can develop false beliefs and think that someone is ‘out to get' them. Christina Neal explains how to cope if a distressing situation like this arises.  I remember the day well. It was the weekend before...
Ensuring a good personal hygiene routine can become more challenging as your loved one’s dementia progresses. Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care in Suffolk, has this advice. You might notice that, over time, a...
A person with dementia may develop erratic eating patterns, with an increased need for sugary foods. You may find they develop a sweet tooth they never had before.   They may also find it harder than usual to eat normal...
I know from personal experience that caring for a loved one with dementia is a huge challenge. Dementia affects moods, behaviour and judgement – not just memory. This can mean the person you care for may become angry, upset...
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...
It’s important for a person with dementia to get their paperwork in order as swiftly as possible by setting up Lasting Power of Attorney before it’s too late. Christina Neal talks to Jeff Smith from Monica Bradley Associates (https://www.mbassociates.net) who explains...
Anyone caring for a loved one with dementia will know that it’s easy to worry constantly about the present and the future. When I was caring for my mum, I used to worry about what was going to happen...

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