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Jun 18, 2018

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Social networks

Social networks

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

Self-care support system for carers We are social beings. Our connections and interactions with others contribute significantly to how we feel on a day-to-day basis. As one wise man once said, we are the average of the five people we ..

Jun 11, 2018

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Dementia in Western culture

Dementia in Western culture

Although it is very difficult to measure how culture impacts dementia, it is very likely that cultural factors influence how dementia is understood and treated. In Western cultures there is a relatively consistent view of dementia as a medical condition ..

Jun 6, 2018

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Self-care sanctuary

Self-care sanctuary

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

The term ’safe space’ tends to be used with slightly varying meanings. In the context of our self-care series, it refers to a space where you feel most comfortable and safe from day-to-day stress; a space where you can relax ..

May 28, 2018

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How our culture affects the way we experience dementia

How our culture affects the way we experience dementia

Posted in : All, Culture & Dementia, Dementia Care on by : Giulia Melchiorre

Dementia does not discriminate. It can be found anywhere in the world. However, the way dementia is viewed differs between communities, because dementia itself is in part a culturally determined phenomena. It relies on our ability to name and give ..

May 23, 2018

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Self-care box

Self-care box

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

As in the previous part of our Self-Care for Carers series, we will continue to explore practices that support our overall well-being. A self-care box is a little treasure-chest for your mind and spirit.  It contains items that as per ..

Apr 23, 2018

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Self-care: Grounding practices

Self-care: Grounding practices

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

Self-care as a carer series Grounding practices – re-charging throughout the day – A grounding practice in its essence is an activity we can implement on a regular basis to keep calm and collected throughout the day. Its main purpose ..

Apr 10, 2018

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Self-care as a carer

Self-care as a carer

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

The state of our mental health directly affects our overall well-being. Being a carer it is just as if not more important to be actively thinking about our mental and emotional self-care. Caring for others while making sure we don’t ..

Jan 29, 2018

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5 Tips for Caregivers: Medication

5 Tips for Caregivers: Medication

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Giulia Melchiorre

In our “5 Tips for caregivers” blog series, we are sharing a advice on various tasks related to taking care of someone with dementia. Although this advice is tailored to professional caregivers, it can be useful for anyone in a ..

Jan 22, 2018

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5 Tips for Caregivers: Adult protection

5 Tips for Caregivers: Adult protection

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Giulia Melchiorre

In our “5 Tips for caregivers” blog series, we are sharing a advice on various tasks related to taking care of someone with dementia. Although this advice is tailored to professional caregivers, it can be useful for anyone in a ..

Jan 15, 2018

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5 Tips for Caregivers: Personal and intimate Care

5 Tips for Caregivers: Personal and intimate Care

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Giulia Melchiorre

In our “5 Tips for caregivers” blog series, we are sharing a advice on various tasks related to taking care of someone with dementia. Although this advice is tailored to professional caregivers, it can be useful for anyone in a ..