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It was the strangest situation. My mum rang me one evening and told me that there were people in her living room refusing to leave. She said they were standing around talking and ignoring her. I asked her to...
Before I began caring for my mum, I used to plan everything in my life. I was a total control freak. Everything had to be scheduled and my goals all had deadlines. It may sound boring it certainly didn’t...
It's a common situation to be in. Your loved one may be starting to show signs of dementia but they refuse to see their GP. If you are worried about their memory and their cognitive function in general, you may...
Expert advice from former dementia carer, NHS expert and medical writer Mary Jordan. Mary Jordan has first-hand experience of dementia through caring for relatives and through her work for Alzheimer’s Society. She also has many years of experience working for the...
If you are caring for a loved one with dementia who lives alone, or even if you live with them but can’t be there 24/7, you may be concerned about whether others may be trying to take advantage of...
If you’re thinking ahead to what you’ll be doing with your family this Christmas, you may be wondering what would be best for a person with dementia.  Christmas can be a challenging time for the person you are caring for...
Dementia Help founder and former carer Christina Neal has these top tips for carers on how to cope with caring for a loved one… Get to know dementia Get to know dementia. Understand how the disease affects your loved one. The...
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...
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...
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...

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