Dementia and the Toilet

All Posts Dementia and the Toilet The term for being able to control the bladder and bowel is known as continence. Going to the toilet involves a series of complex stages that require memory, dexterity and mobility. A person living with dementia may have difficulties...

What about me? Caring for the caregiver

I don’t need to tell you about the difficulties and challenges you experience when caring for your loved on. Do not ignore the emotional, physical and social upheaval that you are experiencing. Relationships change due to the nature of dementia and the aim of Finding...

Connecting together through living stories

We all have a story to tell about our lives, sometimes we enhance those stories with funny anecdotes, which, over time can feel more like fact to us, the more we recall them. In the end what really happened and what we remember happening may be very different over...

Going on holiday with a Suitcase of Memories

Now that winter is hopefully coming to a close, you can start to look forward to Spring and lighter evenings ahead. Often this is the time that people start to think about their summer holidays. Of course, when you are caring for a loved one who has dementia, going on...

Altered States

Sometimes dementia can cause a person to experience a different reality to our own, this may include seeing, hearing, tasting or smelling something that isn’t present (hallucinations), inability to recognise objects, people, tastes or sounds (misperception) and/or...

A Safe Sensory Home

People living with dementia often fare best in surroundings that are familiar to them. The home environment can provide a sense of security and with that, can help to maintain a feeling of confidence in yourself and your loved one. By following the advice in Finding...