Depending on the stage of dementia, you may discover that your loved one experiences some difficulties with personal hygiene (stages are better explained on a previous blog post). There can be a few reasons as to why do people with Alzheimer’s stop bathing and how to help: Not having any motivation to shower (this can… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Dementia
The Alzheimer’s Show – What is it all about?
The Alzheimer’s Show takes place every year in London and it is usually in June. It also takes place in Manchester but as I have not attended that one I cannot really comment, but it might be fair to say that you can expect similar things to what I have described. My experience: I attended… Read more »
Creating a Dementia Friendly Home for Your Loved One
Anyone who lives with someone who has dementia or cares for someone who has dementia might ask how can we make things easier around the house with a dementia friendly home? There is no clear-cut answer to this or any guarantees that this is actually possible, however there are things that you can do to… Read more »
Cognitive Training for Dementia – Does it Actually Help?
There has been a lot of talk and research that has become available testing the impact of cognitive training for dementia and healthy older people. I do not want this blog post to be all about the research, the number of participants each study used and the flaws of each study. Instead I would prefer… Read more »
Exciting Activities for Someone with Dementia
When someone ages, there is a chance that they may begin to feel lonely. Being lonely or bored for majority of the day can lead to mental health problems, lack of confidence and has also been connected to an increased risk of physical ill health. An older person may take it upon themselves to try… Read more »
Non-drug alternative to help try to normalise the sleeping pattern of someone with dementia
Some individuals who are living with dementia can experience problems with their sleep. This has a significant effect on their own quality of life as well as difficulties for those caring for them. You may experience that they sleep during the day and are unable to sleep at night or countless waking during the night. … Read more »