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Reaching the other side of dementia care

... Reaching the other side of dementia care dementia, carer, responsibility, workload, balance, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Our storyteller this week coped with the massive demands of caring for a mother with dementia, and is now reclaiming her ...

Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia

... Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia dementia, alzheimer's, carer, relationships, story This week's storyteller is Anita.One parent with dementia is tough. Anita Avery found herself trying to hold down a job, take care of a family, ...

Balancing dementia care with a full-time career

... Balancing dementia care with a full-time career dementia, alzheimer's, power of attorney, carer, story, This week's storyteller is Marianne Talbot. Marianne, Director of Studies in Philosophy at Oxford University, shares how she managed to care for a Dad with dementia and ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents? dementia, alzheimer's, communication, memory, Eleanor Bryson, from Memory Bank, shares how watching archive footage of the past has helped older people and those with dementia recall memories and communicate with their loved ones ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family? OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, ELDER CARE, DEMENTIA, CARE, HOMES, SOCIAL, CARE Many of us meet occupational therapists for the first time when we have an older relative preparing to leave hospital. It's ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2

... How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2 dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Alzheimer's disease is hard to diagnose and so far there's no cure. We've been talking to Re:Cognition Health, the "brain health experts", about ...

How do I cope with constant repetitive questions?

... How do I cope with constant repetitive questions? DEMENTIA, MEMORY LOSS, CARER, ELDERCARE Dear Lesley I have been asked a question I couldn't answer today by my neighbour who cares for her mother and a lady she cleans for, both of whom have memory ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease?

... How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Dementia is a frightening prospect. How can we tell if our parents have it? Could we get it? Are there any treatments? We've been talking to ...

When families can't agree on care

... When families can't agree on care Dementia, Lasting Power of Attorney, Care home, Advice, Relationships Dear Lesley, All my brother and sisters and I seem to do these days is fight. We used to get on really well. Then mum was diagnosed ...

Remembering the real mum

... Remembering the real mum dementia, relationships, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Losing a parent forever and finding them again. Dementia can take a parent away emotionally long before they leave you physically. But it's not always the end. Today ...