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

... language. Medical history such as strokes and heart are also important.In some cases an "amyloid" scan can clarify whether Alzheimer's disease is present or not. These scans aren't currently available on the NHS and cost around 2000 privately.The earlier the diagnosis, the better the effect ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... summarise a raft of new developments which aim to not only slow down dementia or alleviate symptoms of dementia such as agitation. Studies at present are being carried out on those who have early signs of dementia or mild impairments. A FINGER study conducted in Finland was found ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... also ask for recommendations from carers, friends and family. One security step to take is to make sure a relative or friend is present with your parent when having a home demonstration. If it is not possible for someone to be with your parent during their appointment ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... is part of everyday life. Do comment below this article. If you found this article interesting you may like to view the full presentation by Professor Stokes and Professor June Andrews on Building a Dementia-Friendly Society. This article was written in January 2016. Read advice from ...

When saving stuff becomes hoarding

... it doesn't seem to occur to her to throw them away. This addiction to stuff is harmless in many ways, but it does present problems. Apart from fire hazards, the furniture is obstructing safety in other ways. We tried calling Auntie the other evening, ...

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

... should happen but at the end of the day it's about what's best for your parents and how to keep them safe Focus on the present. Try not to worry about what will happen to them or to you in the future Tips for coping when you don't have ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... understand the instructions, he enjoys simple arm and leg exercises. Routine makes life easier. The family tries to keep dad in the present as much as possible with a regular, daily timetable. Mum likes keeping to a routine so this generally helps both my parents ...

How to safely lift your parent

... safely if you need to use it whilst caring for your parent. When your parent has mobility issues it's advised to have two people present to help them, even when using electronic lifting devices. Any mobility equipment that you get for your parent should be regularly maintained ...