Case Study: Receiving a Diagnosis of Dementia

Case Study: Receiving a Diagnosis of Dementia

In our article “What to Expect when Being Assessed”, we discuss important information used by consultants when considering a diagnosis of dementia.  Everyone’s experience will be different, however, below we share John’s path to a diagnosis of dementia. Here is ..

Jun 7, 2021 Catherine Verner
Receiving a New Diagnosis

Receiving a New Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a frightening experience.  It is, therefore, important that the diagnosis takes place in a timely manner that is correct for you, in the right place, by the right person, and that you are ..

May 27, 2021 Catherine Verner
Diagnostic Criteria for Dementia

Diagnostic Criteria for Dementia

Have you or your loved one noticed changes that affect daily life and want to find out if the reason is dementia or something else? This article outlines the diagnostic criteria for dementia and how doctors approach, assess and investigate ..

May 25, 2021 Catherine Verner
What to Expect When Being Diagnosed

What to Expect When Being Diagnosed

If you are worried about your memory, it’s a good idea to go along to the doctor (which you might refer to as a GP, family doctor or primary physician depending on the country you reside in). If you are ..

May 24, 2021 Catherine Verner
Interview with Catherine

Interview with Catherine

Catherine is the author of the first of  two books in her series “Dementia Care at Home”.  She cared for her mother for over a decade at home, from diagnosis until her mother sadly passed away in October 2020.  Catherine’s ..

May 10, 2021 Pooja Jain
Reducing stress and anxiety through the power of soothing images

Reducing stress and anxiety through the power of soothing images

The benefits of spending time in nature have been well documented. Interacting with natural environments (i.e. parks, forests and beaches) is associated with better health and wellbeing – from reducing the possibilities of heart disease and diabetes to mental distress ..

Dec 21, 2020 Pooja Jain
Addressing sight loss in dementia

Addressing sight loss in dementia

Accessing professional Support  When you start to notice that the person with dementia is having problems with their vision, it is important to first rule out other conditions. As mentioned in the previous blog, Causes of sight loss in Dementia, ..

Aug 24, 2020 Pooja Jain
Causes of slight loss in dementia

Causes of slight loss in dementia

Sight loss when coupled with dementia isn’t just about not being able to see things around you. These conditions can lead to disorientation, problems with mobility, increased risk of falls, and difficulties communicating, understanding and learning new tasks. In this ..

Aug 19, 2020 Pooja Jain
Dementia and Vision

Dementia and Vision

Age is a risk factor for developing both dementia and sight loss. It is therefore not surprising that many people living with dementia also have difficulty seeing. The onset of both these conditions can make living with dementia even harder. ..

Aug 17, 2020 Pooja Jain
Managing incontinence in dementia

Managing incontinence in dementia

Not being able to use the bathroom properly and independently is a difficult task, both for you and the person you are caring for. The bathroom is a place we are used to being by ourselves and having our own ..

Jul 27, 2020 Pooja Jain