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, ..
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 ..
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. ..
Incontinence is a common problem in dementia. Understanding WHY the person you are caring for is experiencing incontinence is a necessary step for successful management. It will help you intervene early with an appropriate strategy. There are a number of ..
Talking about continence issues can be a challenge for both you and the person you are caring for. We understand that probably neither of you had to describe such problems before and it can be an embarrassing often stigmatised subject. ..
People with dementia don’t tend to get the much needed uninterrupted deep sleep. In this article we look at ways to help the person with dementia sleep better with dementia. Sleep Hygiene Sleep hygiene is a variety of different practices ..
It’s no surprise that getting a good night’s sleep is an essential part of staying healthy. Sleeping gives your body and mind the time to rest, repair and rebuild. It can help with: Better concentration and attention span Learning and ..
In the previous article, Dementia and dehydration, we have established the importance of hydration for our physical and mental wellbeing. The person you are caring for should be encouraged to have 6-8 glasses of fluids every day to prevent dehydration ..