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 ..
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 ..
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. ..
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 ..
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 and often stigmatised ..
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 ..
As we age, we might start to sleep a little less than we used to when we were younger. However, we still need the same quality of well-rested and deep sleep so our bodies and minds can recover and re ..