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One of the things that carers have to get used to is providing what is tactfully described as ‘personal care’. Jill Eckersley explains. That can mean anything from helping with dressing and bathing, reminding Mum or Dad to keep their...
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...
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...
There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over one million by 2025. As numbers increase, it’s clear that dementia is something which impacts a lot of us, from those who have experienced...
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...
Nutrition is also a key part of health and wellbeing, but it can be a challenge to ensure the person is eating a balanced diet, especially if they are elderly. Appetite can decrease with age, and a person may...
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...
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...
Choosing the right care home for a loved one can feel like a monumental task. There's a lot to think about and consider. You want to be sure you've made the right choice so that your loved one can...
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...

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