August 9, 2016

Telling people

My mum has just received a diagnosis of dementia. How do we tell family and friends? Should we be talking to Mum about her diagnosis or will it upset her? Your ...

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August 9, 2016

Being ‘in it’ together

How do I get my relative who has dementia to agree with what I know will be good for them (e.g. going to the day centre)? Try to introduce things gradually and...

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August 9, 2016

Accepting help at home

My mother has recently been assessed by social services for help at home. She is ‘self-funding’. We have been sent some information but I really don’t ...

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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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