Addressing sight loss in dementia

Addressing sight loss in dementia

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, ..

Aug 24, 2020 Pooja Jain
Causes of slight loss in dementia

Causes of slight 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 ..

Aug 19, 2020 Pooja Jain
Dementia and Vision

Dementia and Vision

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. ..

Aug 17, 2020 Pooja Jain
Managing incontinence in dementia

Managing incontinence in dementia

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 ..

Jul 27, 2020 Pooja Jain
Causes of incontinence in dementia

Causes of incontinence in dementia

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 ..

Jul 22, 2020 Pooja Jain
Understanding incontinence in dementia

Understanding incontinence in dementia

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. ..

Jul 20, 2020 Pooja Jain
Sleeping better with dementia

Sleeping better with dementia

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 ..

Jun 24, 2020 Pooja Jain
Causes of sleep disturbance in dementia

Causes of sleep disturbance in dementia

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 ..

Jun 22, 2020 Pooja Jain
Understanding sleeping problems in dementia

Understanding sleeping problems in dementia

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 17, 2020 Pooja Jain
Keeping hydrated with dementia

Keeping hydrated with dementia

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 15, 2020 Pooja Jain