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How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia? ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, DEMENTIA Hello Lesley, I like the site very much and wish I had known of it when supporting my elderly parents. Both my parents have passed away now but ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... Tips on dementia and the family fall-out dementia, relationships, carer, pets, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. After taking the lion's share of caring for her mother despite having an extended family close at hand, this week's storyteller shares some ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia DEMENTIA, CARE, MENTAL HEALTH, BALANCE Adam Sibley has written an acclaimed book about his experiences of caring for a mother with early onset dementia. In this article he offers advice from someone who has been there to ...

Expectations in dementia care

... Expectations in dementia care dementia, eldercare, wheelchair, pets, carer This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. It's hard to know what to demand from a care home or how to achieve it. A daughter rates her mother's experience. Alzheimer's Society chief ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... When dementia brings death to your door dementia, death, grief, end-of-life, story When When They Get Older launched last year Jill Sinclair, The Glasgow Herald blogger, became a supporter, contributor and friend. She shared with us just how important it was ...

Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's?

... Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's? DEMENTIA, MENTAL HEALTH, ALZHEIMERS, MEMORY Dear Lesley My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a couple of years ago although it was clear for several years before then that she had dementia. I'm 52 years old and worried I'm going ...

Top tips on making life easier for someone with dementia

... Top tips on making life easier for someone with dementia dementia, alzheimer's, memory, independence We can't fix dementia. But in small ways we can make the world feel safer and less confusing. To help them We can suggest to their carers that they keep ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... How I coped with my mum's dementia dementia, Alzheimer's, workload, balance, story, This week's storyteller is Lesley Trenner. Lesley, an Ageing Parent Coach, describes how she learnt to deal with her mum's advancing dementia while making career decisions. She talks ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss dementia, hearing, blindness, mobility, communication, story This week's storyteller is Jacky. Another urgent call from mum but fortunately this one is less of a crisis than many others. Dad has walked ...

Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia

... Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia dementia, mobility, wheelchair, swallowing, story This week's storyteller is Hannah Davies. Hannah shares how she's learnt to embrace the changes in her mum's health as her dementia progresses. Autumn has arrived for my seaside town, and whilst ...