How to talk to children about Dementia

How to talk to children about Dementia

Talking to children about dementia is hard, particularly if a close family member is involved. Children are incredibly perceptive when it comes to a change of atmosphere, especially if it involves adult distress or anxiety, and without some careful and clear talking...
Holidays and dementia: how everyone can enjoy a break

Holidays and dementia: how everyone can enjoy a break

The thought of going on holiday with someone who has dementia may be daunting at first. For those with dementia routine and familiarity help form the bedrock of their day, so to whisk that all away, no matter how good the intentions, can seem cruel. Yet there are lots...
Spotting the signs of Dementia

Spotting the signs of Dementia

Though dementia generally involves memory loss, memory loss does have different causes. So memory loss alone doesn’t mean you have dementia. However, if instances of memory loss and forgetfulness are becoming more frequent and there are other symptoms present...
Dementia Care – Who Pays?

Dementia Care – Who Pays?

The financial impact of a loved one developing dementia is something that most of us don’t think about, until it happens. However, the repercussions of the Government’s austerity measures and an already overburdened NHS, mean that a large number of people are learning...
Holidays and dementia: how everyone can enjoy a break

Days out with Dementia

Living with Dementia can often place limitations on the life of the person affected and the lives of their loved ones. When caring for someone with dementia, the idea of taking them out and about, with all the unknown variables that could occur, can be so daunting it...