August 9, 2016

Paying for care at home

How can I get some help to pay for my father’s care? My mother does everything and she is worn out I am so worried she will completely break down. Making the ...

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August 9, 2016

Personal care and hygiene

My husband used to be so smartly dressed and take detailed care of his appearance and personal care. Now he doesn’t care any more and won’t let me help him....

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August 9, 2016

Managing disrupted sleep

My husband sleeps all day, and then he is up walking around all night. What can I do?  Disrupted sleep or change in sleep pattern is fairly common, however, a ...

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August 9, 2016

Getting enough to eat and drink

How can I be sure that my wife, who has dementia, has enough to eat and drink? Mealtimes are important and enjoyable times of the day for us all. Try to keep ...

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August 9, 2016

Getting out and about

How can I make going out to the shops with my husband easier? The home is our place of safety, quiet, calm and familiarity. Going out can present many ...

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August 9, 2016

Social anxiety and isolation

My mum has a diagnosis of vascular dementia. She lives alone and has always been very sociable. Over the last year she has gradually stopped going out and often...

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August 9, 2016

Managing memory loss

My wife’s memory loss is getting worse. Is there anything I can do? Understanding a little about the type of dementia your wife has will help to support ...

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August 9, 2016

Handling repetitive phone calls

My relative keeps phoning me at all times of the day and night asking to go home. I tell them they are at home and they are all right for a while, and ...

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