“All of our art experiences are the same as they would be for anyone else. We just make some slight changes to make it more comfortable for someone living with dementia and a family member or friend.” This month I ..
In last week’s blog I discussed how memory works and why it becomes affected in dementia. Today, I will look at how memory loss can affect day-to-day life and what can be done to help. How does memory loss affect ..
Although dementia is an umbrella term that describes a wide range of symptoms, including changes in behaviour, thinking and physical ability, most people only associate dementia with memory loss. This is because memory loss is often one of the first ..
“All of the bad press for the carers – don’t tar us all with the same brush. All the bad is out in the news because other staff members have spoken out against it.”- Catherine In my previous blog, I ..
I had the privilege of speaking to four remarkable women that have spent a lot of their time caring for people with dementia. Their professional and personal experiences have given them unique insights into what it means to look after ..
Every 3 seconds someone in the world develops dementia, by 2050 the number of people with dementia is expected to exceed 130 million, and the total estimated cost of dementia will double from 1 to $2 trillion within the next ..
Although currently no medication to cure or halt the progression of dementia exists, there are non-medical therapies that can be highly beneficial to people with dementia. We recently spoke to Katharine, who is a complementary therapist from Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire, ..
At times dementia can lead to challenging behaviours, including inappropriate sexual behaviour. Changes in behaviour can be amongst the most difficult aspects of dementia care that families have to deal with. In the previous blog I discussed what can cause ..
It can be difficult to talk about topics that are as personal and sensitive as someone’s sexual and intimate behaviour. In our society we do not like to openly discuss sexual acts, even less so when a close relative is ..
Last week I tried to tackle the difficult topic of emotional changes that people with dementia often experience. In this blog I will discuss the impact that changes in emotional experiences can have on daily life and share a few ..