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Information on how dementia affects moods and emotional wellbeing

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...
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...
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...
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...
Dementia can increase a person’s frustration and cause mood swings. This is partly because daily tasks are tougher to complete. Regularly losing a purse, keys or other personal items can frustrate the person and lead them to lose their...
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 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...
Ensuring a good personal hygiene routine can become more challenging as your loved one’s dementia progresses. Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care in Suffolk, has this advice. You might notice that, over time, a...
Before my mum was formally diagnosed with vascular dementia, I knew something was wrong. I could tell that she wasn’t herself. If you have noticed that a loved one isn’t their normal self lately and you fear that something...
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...

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