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Making homes safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

... can easily be confused with flu: Headaches Dizziness Nausea Vomiting Confusion Memory loss Lethargy Breathlessness Collapse Loss of consciousness Act immediately If anyone suspects ... is a CO leak of any description they should visit their GP or A&E immediately to be tested. CO dissipates from the ...

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

... still be happy, but in a different way. Loss of memory can be a blessing in disguise for example they may not realise ... dementia can still be happy, but in a different way. Loss of memory can be a blessing in disguise for example they may ...

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

... you how to share reminiscences and life stories to bring back happy memories and start new conversations. They'll advise on home adaptations and alarms ... up on other issues such as depression that might be causing a loss of appetite. Occupational therapist and dementia Dementia is a rapidly growing ...

Dad, dementia and connecting through art

... that supports the on-going process of artistic creation with people who have memory problems. The UK based charity Arts 4 Dementia is also worth ... It isn't easy and you will often feel the sadness and the loss of what your parent used to be like. At the same ...

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 ...

How to help your parents manage tinnitus

... How to help your parents manage tinnitus tinnitus, hearing loss, hearing aid, nhs, audiology Emily Broomhead, Projects Manager for the British Tinnitus Association, shares practical tips for managing your parent's tinnitus and delves into the different devices you can buy to help. ...

How to cope with bereavement

... with bereavement death, grief, end-of-life, bereavement Grief is something no one is ever really prepared for. Learning how to live with loss can be difficult and bereavement affects everyone differently but finding the right support can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. We share where ...

Why eating well is important in dementia

... current research to see if there is knowledge that we could use to help our parents and ourselves prevent or manage dementia. Rapid weight loss can be a very early sign of dementia Not eating enough is potentially a greater health risk than obesity for older people, says ...

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 ...

Why we shouldn't de-clutter our family history

... love letters I'd had from my teenage boyfriends. Before I destroyed them I read them one last time and they brought back so many memories and powerful emotions. The joys of juvenile love and the agony of having been dumped all came flooding back. Now I have ...