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Jun 17, 2020

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Understanding sleeping problems in dementia

Understanding sleeping problems in dementia

Posted in : Living with dementia on by : Pooja Jain

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 ..

Jun 15, 2020

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Keeping hydrated with dementia

Keeping hydrated with dementia

Posted in : Dementia Care on by : Pooja Jain

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 ..

Jun 10, 2020

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Dehydration and dementia

Dehydration and dementia

Posted in : Dementia Care on by : Pooja Jain

Water is essential to life. Almost 60% of our body is made up of water and it is one of the most important nutrients for the body. Water enables our body to carry out vital functions including: Controlling our body ..

Jun 8, 2020

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How to improve nutrition for people with dementia

How to improve nutrition for people with dementia

Posted in : Dementia Care on by : Pooja Jain

In the previous blog we outlined what a balanced diet involves, and how malnutrition can impact someone with dementia. Here we give advice on what you can do to improve nutrition for someone with dementia.  Aim for a nutritious and ..

Jun 3, 2020

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Dementia and nutrition

Dementia and nutrition

Posted in : Dementia Care on by : Pooja Jain

Nutritional care is the process of consuming food that provides our body with the right type and amount of nutrients to be physically and mentally healthy. The right nutrients include amino acids, vitamins and minerals. These are often referred to ..

Jun 1, 2020

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Eating well with dementia

Eating well with dementia

Posted in : Living with dementia on by : Pooja Jain

A healthy, well-balanced meal is important for maintaining a good quality of life. As dementia progresses, it can cause eating disturbances, from a loss of appetite to overeating and craving sweets. This ultimately will change the person’s relationship with food ..

May 27, 2020

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What causes eating disturbances in dementia

What causes eating disturbances in dementia

Posted in : Living with dementia on by : Pooja Jain

In the previous blog, we discussed how dementia may impact someone’s eating habits. Here, we explore the potential causes for this. Why might the person you are caring for refuse to eat or lose their appetite and interest in food? ..

May 25, 2020

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Understanding how dementia impacts eating habits

Understanding how dementia impacts eating habits

Posted in : Living with dementia on by : Pooja Jain

Food is essential to life and eating is a vital part of our daily activities. Food is also connected to happy memories and special occasions. Ensuring that the person you care for continues to eat well as the dementia progresses, ..

May 18, 2020

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Dementia & hearing loss: Hearing Devices

Dementia & hearing loss: Hearing Devices

Posted in : Living with dementia on by : Pooja Jain

Many people living with dementia experience acquired hearing loss and the presence of both these conditions can create challenges. However, it is possible to live well with both hearing loss and dementia. This article looks at physical interventions to manage ..

May 11, 2020

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Dementia & hearing loss: Communication strategies

Dementia & hearing loss: Communication strategies

Posted in : Living with dementia on by : Pooja Jain

Many people living with dementia experience acquired hearing loss and the presence of both conditions can create challenges. However, it is possible to live well with both conditions. This article looks at helpful communication strategies. Assessment It is important to ..