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
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.
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.
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