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The change in my mum’s mobility was quite rapid. She was a slim lady, usually light on her feet and she enjoyed regular walks. She could move fairly quickly when she was motivated to do so. Then gradually, seemingly...
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...
The more you understand about dementia the better placed you are to care for a loved one. Christina Neal has these top tips for carers… Get to know dementia It's true that knowledge is power. Understand how the disease affects your...
When caring for a person with dementia, you may have noticed that conversations can become a struggle as the condition progresses. While it can be a challenge, it’s important not to lose your patience as this will make things more...
I decided to take my mum on holiday. It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Mum was feeling very sad about losing my father and was lonely at home on her own. My father died the...
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...
Explaining dementia to children can be hard and of course it depends on the age of the child. These tips may help you to provide support.  It can be difficult knowing how to explain to a child that a grandparent...
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...
When you’ve been caring for a loved one for some time, you will hopefully reach a stage where you feel you’ve got the situation under control. You will have learned more about the disease and the impact it has on...
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...

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