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Helen Drain, dementia trainer & deputy training team leader at Christies Care (christiescare.com), reveals her top tips on caring for a loved one with dementia…  Distract and deflect If the person with dementia is becoming agitated or angry, or they snap...
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...
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...
Choosing the right care home to meet the needs of your loved one is hugely important. Hayley Cantrell, manager of Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home (https://www.foxearthlodge.co.uk), suggests how to make the right choice…  If you are caring for a person with...
It’s important for a person with dementia to get their paperwork in order as swiftly as possible by setting up Lasting Power of Attorney before it’s too late. Christina Neal talks to Jeff Smith from Monica Bradley Associates (https://www.mbassociates.net) who explains...
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...
Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care reveals what to consider when choosing home care for a loved one with dementia. Choosing a home care agency can transform your loved one’s quality of life, so it’s...
Ensuring a good personal hygiene routine can become more challenging as your loved one’s dementia progresses. Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care in Suffolk, has this advice. You might notice that, over time, a...
A person with dementia may develop continence issues, which can be distressing. But whatever the cause, there are lots of ways to help manage the situation. We asked the experts at Christies Care for their advice on managing continence...
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...

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