Home Advice Page 8

Advice

Support and information for carers

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...
Caring for a person with dementia can be frustrating, exhausting and – sometimes – downright baffling. However, conflicts, arguments and distress can often be avoided simply by choosing your words carefully and knowing when to distract and deflect from...
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...
Caring for my mum on my own was too much for me sometimes. My emotions were all over the place. On a bad day, I’d feel like running away and giving up. On a good day, I felt relieved...
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...
If a loved one has just been diagnosed with dementia, they may still be fairly independent at this stage, but it’s important to get their paperwork organised swiftly. Here’s what I’d recommend organising…  Encourage the person to make a Lasting...
My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2009. She’d had a stressful few years, looking after my father who died in 2007. Shortly after he died, I noticed she wasn’t coping very well, which was understandable, but then...
There's no easy answer to that question. All I can tell you is there will come a time when you will know you have to make a tough choice. Your head will know what's right, even if your heart...
You’ve noticed that a friend or loved one is having some problems and you are worried they might have dementia. How do you voice your concerns and encourage them to seek help?  How do you tell a person if you...
Keith Oliver was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. He talks about how he has coped and shares his advice for others who have just received a diagnosis… I was 54 years old in 2010 when I was told by...

Advertisement