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Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story

... Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story DEMENTIA, CARE HOME, ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS Our specialist ageing parent "agony aunt" Lesley Trenner has been talking to people about the emotions around caring for family members living with dementia. Here she ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly? DEMENTIA CARE, SHOPPING, INDEPENDENCE, AGEING, POPULATION Written by Kathy Lawrence Simple changes can make navigating and enjoying the shopping and eating out experience much easier for those with dementia. Shops, restaurants and community spaces regularly do ...

Dad, dementia and connecting through art

... Dad, dementia and connecting through art Dementia, communication, creativity, art, story This week's storyteller is Ro Lavender. Ro tells us how watercolour painting brought her closer again to her father, Peter Scott, after advancing dementia had caused a collapse in communication ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... Dementia care – How to find the help you need dementia, alzheimer's, carer, power of attorney, relationships When you're caring for a parent, or partner, with dementia it can be hard to continue without help from others. We asked the experts behind ...

How a game of pairs helped gauge grandad's dementia

... How a game of pairs helped gauge grandad's dementia dementia, independence, eldercare, memory, story This week's storyteller is Caroline. Caroline shares how a creating a personalised game of pairs for her grandad has helped him recall his family as his memory fades. About ...

Recognising signs of dementia

... Recognising signs of dementia Dementia, memory, alzheimer's Dementia is much in the news now. But can we differentiate between failing memory that besets the elderly and the busy, and true dementia? Looking at the lists of early symptoms of dementia that are being publicised ...

Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends

... Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends Dementia, Alzheimer's, department of health, eldercare When They Get Older visited the UK Government Cabinet Office in July 2013 to take part in a roundtable on Dementia Friends, a new initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society and ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... Travelling with a parent who has dementia travel, dementia, Alzheimer's, holiday, insurance, There are over 100 different types of diagnosable dementia, from Alzheimer's to vascular dementia. Each individual will face differing symptoms which means their care will have to be tailored to ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... Talking about dementia- blogging and how it helps dementia, carer, communication, story This week's storyteller is Jill Sinclair. In honour of Dementia Awareness Week Jill talks about caring for her dad who has dementia and how her blog helps her work through the new ...

Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless

... Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless advice, relationships, balance, eldercare, dementia Dear Lesley, My lovely dad is 73 years old and for the past four years has been suffering from dementia. He has always been my hero and ...