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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... Christmas gifts for our parents christmas, gifts, memory, mobility, mental health Buying presents for our parents that they'll really appreciate can get difficult. Do you go for the tried and trusted or take a risk with something new? You've landed on our 2013 ...

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 ...

How to cope with early onset dementia

... How to cope with early onset dementia dementia, memory, exercise, Caroline Blanchette and Dr. Jacqui Hussey, trustees of charity Younger People with Dementia (YPWD), talk about the difficulties people face when a loved one develops dementia at a younger age and ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... at us. Recognise that people don't get it The problem with dementia is that it's difficult to understand. Sufferers often try to hide memory loss. Mum had been a matriarch. One brother helped greatly by managing her finances, but didn't get why he had to ...

Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia?

... Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia? dementia, alzheimer's, memory, eldercare What's the state of dementia research today and what needs to happen next? How can we recognise the early stages of dementia and what can we do 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 to cope when your parent has a stroke

... How to cope when your parent has a stroke stroke, memory, depression, eldercare Suffering a stroke is a danger at almost any age, but it's our parents who are often most at risk. It can be terrifying when a parent has a stroke but ...