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 with staying continent for many...

What and who inspired me to write Finding the Light in Dementia

Connections My background begins with connection. I trained as a nurse in the 1980s and spent much of that time caring with people who struggled to communicate due to stroke, dementia or other brain related conditions. For some reason, I was really drawn to these...

What to do when living with dementia and self-isolating at home

There is currently a pandemic of a virus (Coronavirus) that affects peoples’ lungs and airways. Most people with the virus will experience a high temperature and continuous cough. But in some cases people may become short of breath and need to go to hospital. Because...