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Information on how dementia affects moods and emotional wellbeing

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...
At this time of year you’re probably being bombarded with adverts for cut-price holidays, which can be disheartening if you feel like being a carer means that you and your loved one can’t take advantage of all those holiday...
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...
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...
If you are caring for a person with dementia, you may have noticed they might have become more agitated and frustrated of late. They may be subject to mood swings and may display anger or aggression – seemingly for...
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...
Whether it’s your parent, partner or friend who has been diagnosed, it’s useful to understand how their moods may change and how the condition is likely to progress.  In early stage of the person’s dementia, you may notice memory lapses...
Living with dementia is extremely tough and if you’ve taken care of the person and managed to look after yourself in the process, then you’ve done a great job. It’s taught me many valuable life lessons. Caring for my...
A person with dementia may lose interest in their appearance and may not wash or shower as much as they used to. You may have to prompt them to wash or dress appropriately. This can be difficult, as they...
A person with dementia can develop false beliefs and think that someone is ‘out to get' them. Christina Neal explains how to cope if a distressing situation like this arises.  I remember the day well. It was the weekend before...

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