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Having dementia puts a person at greater risk of being exploited financially. Christina Neal explains the importance of keeping an eye on a person’s finances.  It's a sad fact that a person with dementia is at greater risk of being...
Caring for a person with dementia can be frustrating, exhausting and – sometimes – downright baffling. However, conflicts, arguments and distress can often be avoided simply by choosing your words carefully and knowing when to distract and deflect from...
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...
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...
Dr Zaid Aldin, a consultant vascular specialist who runs Harley Street Vein Clinic in London, explains why he believes good patient care has similarities to looking after a loved one with dementia.  I am fortunate enough to not have a...
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...
Are you getting all of the financial help and support you're entitled to? Is your loved one having regular health checks? These and more essential facts for dementia carers are explained here… Monitoring the general health of the person with...
If you suspect that a loved one has a form of dementia, it may take some time to persuade them to visit the GP. Getting a diagnosis can also prove challenging. The first stumbling block is that the person...
NHS Continuing Healthcareis a package of care arranged and funded by the NHS that can be in any setting – in the person’s home, or in a care home. It is available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland,...
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...

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