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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 ..

Jan 8, 2018

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5 Tips for Caregivers: Manual Handling

5 Tips for Caregivers: Manual Handling

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 1, 2018

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Caregiving: The importance of having a support system

Caregiving: The importance of having a support system

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

When you are taking care of a loved one, it will be rewarding, yet incredibly challenging. At times you may feel overwhelmed, likely because you are trying to do everything on your own. The important thing to remember is that ..

Dec 25, 2017

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The Healing Power of Music

The Healing Power of Music

“Music connects people with who they have been, who they are and their lives. Because what happens when you get old is all the things you are familiar with, and your identity, it all just begins peeling away…” – Alive Inside ..

Dec 18, 2017

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Interview with a caregiver: Eva

Interview with a caregiver: Eva

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

Eva Eva works as a carer in a care home for the elderly. Everyone in the home has some form of dementia; many are at an advanced stage. I arrive to Eva’s flat and she invites me to her spacious ..

Dec 11, 2017

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Hope for new dementia treatments: Dementia prevention and the future of dementia care

Hope for new dementia treatments: Dementia prevention and the future of dementia care

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Research, Treatment & Therapies on by : Giulia Melchiorre

Dementia prevention When we think of future clinical trials and new treatments for dementia, we often think of new drugs. However, such disease-modifying treatments are only one of many avenues, and another big hope for future generations is dementia prevention.The ..

Dec 4, 2017

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Hope for new dementia treatments: Tai-Chi, reviving an ancient practice

Hope for new dementia treatments: Tai-Chi, reviving an ancient practice

Dementia and mobility When we think of dementia, most of us think of a disorder that affects mainly cognition, such as memory or thinking abilities. However, research has shown that people with dementia can also have significant mobility issues. It ..

Oct 24, 2017

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The Cinnamon Trust: a personal experience

The Cinnamon Trust: a personal experience

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Personal Experience & Interviews on by : Giulia Melchiorre

My friend mentioned the Cinnamon Trust to me for the first time about a year ago. She was really excited when she told me that she was now walking someone’s dog on a regular basis through this organisation. But the ..

Oct 1, 2017

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Addressing Behaviours of Dementia

Addressing Behaviours of Dementia

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Living with dementia on by : Pooja Jain

Dementia can cause individuals to behave in different, unpredictable and erratic ways. Some people with dementia (PwD) become anxious and aggressive, while others may become lethargic and depressive. Many repeat certain gestures or questions and some could misinterpret what they ..

Sep 22, 2017

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Daily Living: From Effortless to Effortful

Daily Living: From Effortless to Effortful

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Pooja Jain

The tasks we perform on a daily basis so seamlessly, without any thought or conscious effort, are often found difficult by a person with dementia (PwD). In particular, they find it hard to remember and carry out activities that have ..