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As you are the carer it is likely you will have been aware of the changes for your relative over time. While the assessment will show that their needs are now greater than can be realistically managed at home you may be feeling a range of mixed and perhaps conflicted...
Forgetting names, appointments or why we came into a room is something we all do occasionally and is a normal part of ageing. Dementia is more pronounced than simple memory loss and includes symptoms like: Feeling like your brain is fading. Confusion with written and spoken words. Putting things where...
As we get older, we may start feeling like we’re not as mentally sharp as we were 10 – or even 5 – years ago. While this can be frustrating, it’s unfortunately a normal part of ageing. In fact, we all experience changes to brain functionality as early as our...
The first thing to know, is that the best thing you can do is to be a friend. While the nature of the friendship will change over time your friend’s partners will continue to value your friendship and support. If it’s possible for you to offer your time to give...