For many carers, and as I have found myself with family, what can be one of the most frustrating challenges is when you need or try to have meaningful conversation with someone who has dementia.
Alzheimer’s is a serious neurological disease that put simply, steals the person of their character and identity. Their memories become distorted and their everyday skills become affected.
Everyday speech and dialogue is something that I can take for granted. However, when such th
When you are on holiday and in a group, ensure that you help the person with dementia feel safe, secure and comfortable by having a long standing and trusted family friend or family member accompanying them. Remembering to explain the proceedings of the holiday and answering questions from others as and when needed.
· Encourage others to always say their name and always try to maintain eye contact when speaking with the person who has dementia.
Your home must always be a personal environment to you as everyone needs a private place and some peace and quiet. A safe home is a less stressful home especially for a person who has dementia or Alzheimer's.
Imagine all the reasons that someone who has Alzheimer's might get out of bed during the early hours, such as being hungry or thirsty. Or the person with dementia may simply need to go to the bathroom. In which case try to meet those needs by offering sufficie
What Is Dementia? Dementia is a condition that impairs a person’s cognitive abilities. However, this isn’t the same as the normal levels of cognitive deterioration that are associated with simply ageing. Sometimes, dementia can have a progressive effect due to the disease or damage it causes. However, it can also remain the same if the person who has dementia has a brain injury. Most cases of Dementia present themselves in the elderly, however it can also happen prior to the
The Easter holidays are a time for all to gather at home and in the kitchen, but for those suffering with arthritis, cooking can be difficult and painful. However, there are ways to make life easier in the kitchen for arthritis sufferers.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a condition in which the body's immune system attacks the lining of the joints. In contrast, osteoarthritis is pain caused when cartilage between the joins wears down over time.
However, Rheumatoid Arthritis
There are numerous issues that need to be considered when adapting a home for a disabled person. A lot of people need to be involved such as architects, designers and occupational therapists.
Enough space for the owner/occupant to manoeuvre his/her wheelchair; creating an open plan layout so there are no doorways to negotiate; installing a non-slip floor, a wet room-style bathroom and a rise-and-fall hob in the kitchen. Wheelchair users must be able to get their knees unde