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Are your stress levels soaring? You’re not alone. In 2015, the charity, Carers UK, surveyed 5000 carers across the UK and the results showed that 84 per cent of carers feel stressed. In addition, 78 per cent feel more...
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...
Nutrition is also a key part of health and wellbeing, but it can be a challenge to ensure the person is eating a balanced diet, especially if they are elderly. Appetite can decrease with age, and a person may...
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...
By Christina Neal Getting a loved one to remember to take their pills, or to agree to take them for that matter, can be a huge challenge when a person has dementia. Fortunately, there are solutions – including tactics you...
Medication can be used to manage dementia symptoms but there is sadly no cure for the disease. Here’s a quick guide to medication currently being used. If your loved one has recently been diagnosed with a form of dementia and...
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...
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...
Dementia Action Week takes place on 20-26 May and is a campaign by Alzheimer’s Society to show that everyone can take action by starting a conversation with a person living with dementia. I have to be honest. I’m not...
If you are caring for a parent or elderly relative with dementia, it can put a strain on your other personal relationships. Your partner may not understand how dementia affects a person’s ability to cope on their own and...

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