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Making homes safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

... Make sure everyone is aware of the symptoms or CO poisoning as they can easily be confused with flu: Headaches Dizziness Nausea Vomiting Confusion Memory loss Lethargy Breathlessness Collapse Loss of consciousness Act immediately If anyone suspects there is a CO leak of any description they should visit their ...

Dad, dementia and connecting through art

... of art on dementia Ro recommends the Hilgos Foundation, a US charity 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 a look. Its mission is to develop intergenerational arts opportunities for ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... of the senses. Use music to lift, pillow sprays of favourite fragrances, a pet to be stroked and joyful photos to allow memories to act as medicine. Restore someone's sense of control by maximising their involvement in decision making and including them in conversations about their ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... may also like: Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia Supporting dementia carers at work How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia? If you haven't yet signed up for our newsletter, why not do it now? You'll get news and ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... I saw him at the funeral parlour. He looked very peaceful and calm and his dignity had been completely restored. We had a memorial service and mass with the white ensign, his war medals and naval cap on the coffin. He had had a great life ...

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

... occupational therapist can help in a number of ways. They can show 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 to minimise risk while your relative is home alone, and provide ...