What to do when adults with dementia overfeed or hit their animals? It's no use pretending that this isn't an issue, because it is. One of the things that alerted me to my mother and her decline was how much she'd begun to start feeding my lab. As mum lived with me before her decline, my dog was happy with her company, and although not an animal lover, she'd let her out to … [Read more...] about Caring For Animals of People with Dementia is YOUR responsibility
The Join Dementia Research (JDR) programme launched in 2015, and has a goal of reaching members of the public, so they can find out about studies they might be able to take part in. Dementia Scotland reported in Sept 18, that over 10,000 people have now taken part in research, and state that there are around 850,000 people in the UK who are currently living with … [Read more...] about Join Dementia Research
Sneaking fluid in through food is a great way to do things. These are so easy, and can be calorific or zero calorie, depending on the type of jelly you use. These are not like adding glycerine to make the firm jellies which are like the harder Haribo type sweets, and they're simply a way to change up the diet and make jelly more appetising. Using the usual concentration, … [Read more...] about Getting Water In The Easy Way – Water Jellies
Mushy peas are easy to make. The ones you buy in the shops are usually made with marrowfat peas, but make your own version with any frozen peas in the freezer. It's a nice easy option. Ingredients 300g Frozen Peas (any kind) Use marrowfat peas to get a similar effect to tinned mushy peas 30g Butter Tablespoon Double Cream (Optional) Water Half Level … [Read more...] about Mushy Peas Recipe
With dementia, stress and upset become par for the course in a large proportion of early to mid stage people. Being able to help them calm down is a basic and necessary tool in your box to make not only your own life easier in coping with dementia, but theirs too. Problem Solving This is what we want to do, but we know their brains work differently from ours, so our … [Read more...] about How to calm someone with dementia down.