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Nov 26, 2018

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The emotional rollercoaster of living with dementia (Part 2)

The emotional rollercoaster of living with dementia (Part 2)

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Living with dementia on by : Giulia Melchiorre

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 ..

Nov 19, 2018

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The emotional rollercoaster of living with dementia (Part 1)

The emotional rollercoaster of living with dementia (Part 1)

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Living with dementia on by : Giulia Melchiorre

How we interact and bond with others is significantly influenced by how we are feeling during that moment in time. Our emotions shape how we experience each day. This is also true for people with dementia who not only have ..

Sep 24, 2018

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Lost for words: Communication breakdown in dementia

Lost for words: Communication breakdown in dementia

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Living with dementia on by : Giulia Melchiorre

What is communication? When we think of communication we may believe it is the same as language or speech. However, it is much more than that. Communication combines language, attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language to pass ..

Sep 3, 2018

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Who am I? Self-awareness in dementia

Who am I? Self-awareness in dementia

Posted in : All, Living with dementia, Research on by : Giulia Melchiorre

Who am I? What am I good at? Where do my weaknesses lie? Those are just some of the questions that self-awareness helps us answer. We all have a view of ourselves but how others view us can differ significantly ..

Aug 14, 2018

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Understanding what it means to have dementia: An introduction

Understanding what it means to have dementia: An introduction

Posted in : All, Living with dementia on by : Giulia Melchiorre

Everyone’s experience of dementia is different and we can by no means expect to fully understand how someone with dementia is feeling, what they are thinking or what they are experiencing. But what we can do is to try and ..

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 ..