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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 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...
There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over one million by 2025. As numbers increase, it’s clear that dementia is something which impacts a lot of us, from those who have experienced...
Keeping your mind active, by maintaining a focus in life, is an important way to boost cognitive function. We chat with Richard Howeson, owner of uTalk (utalk.com/en), about why this is so vital.  When it comes to lowering your risk...
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...
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...
Talk to your loved one about the past and you may be surprised by how much they come to life.  Are you caring for a parent with dementia? How much do you know about their earlier years? I ask because...
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...
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...
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....

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