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Children have a valuable role to play in helping a person with dementia – bringing comfort to the person and a calming effect. Derek Fisher suggests nine ways children can help a loved one with dementia. 1. A person with...
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,...
Looking at the bigger picture of a person with dementia’s health is important. Hayley Cantrell, manager of Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home (https://www.foxearthlodge.co.uk), explains how to take care of a loved one.  If a loved one is living with a diagnosis...
Social contact is crucial for the emotional wellbeing of a person with dementia. Business owner Monica Bradley explains why she made a point of ensuring her mum had a varied social schedule…  I cared for my late mum, Agnes, who had...
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.He had died a year ago,...
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...
My mum was recently diagnosed with a form of dementia. She is in the early stages and I am pleased to say she is living successfully on her own. But initially I was worried about how she would cope....
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...
Learning a second language could help to boost cognitive skills and delay the onset of dementia. Christina Neal reveals why and speaks to Richard Howeson, owner of Britain’s biggest language learning company, uTalk, who reveals the benefits of learning...
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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