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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...
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 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...
There's no easy answer to that question. All I can tell you is there will come a time when you will know you have to make a tough choice. Your head will know what's right, even if your heart...
A person with dementia can be subject to mood swings, including anger and aggression. It’s stressful and upsetting for the person and their carer. Here’s why it can happen and what you can do to cope…   We often tend to...
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...
Being a carer for a loved one with dementia is one of the most stressful situations anyone can face. You may be worried about the future and mourning for the past while juggling many tasks in the present. Mindfulness is a...
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...
Caring for a loved one with dementia is a huge challenge. You may be feeling tired, overwhelmed, fearful and exhausted. I can understand that. I experienced the same feelings when caring for my late mum who had vascular dementia. It’s...
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...

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