This is the second most commonly diagnosed dementia after Alzheimer's. It is less common in the under 65's, and tends to present more as early onset in the under 65's. Difficult to diagnose, this type of dementia is one of the most devastating for families and sufferers alike. The main types of Frontotemperal dementia are: pick's disease, or a behavioural variant … [Read more...] about Frontotemperal Dementia
Many home carers struggle with changing a nappy / diaper, or cleaning someone who is unable to get out of bed alone. This is also a good method for someone who is able to move around, but struggles with cleaning themselves, or finds toilets/showers a challenge. The same methods and techniques can be used for bedbathing. When doing this alone, using a sheet to help return the … [Read more...] about How to change an adult nappy or diaper on a bed.
Batch cooking is usually good for us her in our household, but as I also have an advanced dementia patient to feed, as well as the teens, I do like meals that can be versatile. This recipe is a 30 minute cook in the pressure cooker, and I can take some aside to blend smooth for my mum. It's very much like a meal in a pot, as it's fairly filling and adding milk at the blending … [Read more...] about Tomato, Cucumber and Rice Soup (Pressure Cooker)
There are a few models of staging for dementia, and some of the best care minds think it can't be fully described and applicable at all, as so many people cross over all the different stages. Each person with the dementia journey reacts differently and other health problems and diseases such as cancer, infection, blood pressure, stroke and heart disease can affect the speed … [Read more...] about Seven Stages of Dementia Model
I see this all the time from new caregivers. Cleanliness becomes a big issue with all of us at some point in the caring journey, but we have options. It's also important to realise that they cannot help it. It's an issue that comes hand in hand at some point with dementia as an illness. It's up to us as family and caregivers, to ensure our loved ones are taken care of … [Read more...] about Lack of Hygiene with Dementia