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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...
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,...
When you care for a person with dementia, it's important to understand that a change in their routine may cause confusion. The person may cope better with a regular schedule, where they get up at the same time and go...
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...
Dementia can be a very lonely experience not only for the person living with it but for those around them, writes Derek Fisher.  This became apparent to me when I realised that my father had early signs of Alzheimer’s and...
At this time of year you’re probably being bombarded with adverts for cut-price holidays, which can be disheartening if you feel like being a carer means that you and your loved one can’t take advantage of all those holiday...
Dementia is a progressive disease and there will come a time when it is no longer safe or practical for the person be alone. You may have already accepted that this is inevitable, and you may already be considering...
One of the many challenges a carer faces is encouraging a loved one with dementia to accept extra assistance and support. Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care (christiescare.com) has some suggestions on how...
A kind person said to me the other day how sorry they were to hear that my mum had dementia. It came as a bit of a shock because although I knew it was true, mum is still in...
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...

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