Behaviour

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...
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...
Don’t let mood swings or what might seem like unusual or inappropriate behaviour leave you feeling exasperated – here’s some useful tips on coping with challenging behaviour.  Dementia can affect a person’s moods, thinking and behaviour, making them more prone to...
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...
Would you know if the person you’re caring for is suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Angelina Manzano reveals how to spot and ease the symptoms.  As the dark nights draw in, it can often spark a case of the...

A sociable game

Call-to-Mind is a fun and interactive game that combats boredom and promotes connections for those living with dementia. We spoke to founder, Laura Templeton, about its positive impact  'The concept of Call-to-Mind was actually formed more than 25 years ago,...
When my mother was first diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2009, I knew very little about dementia. I didn’t realise how much it would influence her behaviour. As the saying goes, if I knew then what I know now,...
Dementia Help was launched following the passing of our founder Christina Neal’s mum Hazel, who had vascular dementia. Christina writes about how her mum’s illness inspired her and how dementia brought them closer together.  It’s two years today since my...
I know from personal experience that caring for a loved one with dementia is a huge challenge. Dementia affects moods, behaviour and judgement – not just memory. This can mean the person you care for may become angry, upset...

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