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Poems on dementia
A dementia diagnosis or arranging dementia care can be a tough moment to comprehend. Among the confusion and worry that these situations can bring, writing poetry can be a great release. This National Poetry Day, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some examples of verse exploring the impact of dementia on those living with it, and their loved ones.
Symptoms of Dementia: What to Look Out for
Symptoms of Dementia: What to Look Out for All of us forget things from time to time, and this is perfectly normal. Many elderly people worry that misplacing items such as keys, or spectacles, could be early signs of dementia, but these are perfectly normal occurrences and are often no cause for alarm. There are […]
Dementia Care: 11 Signs of Alzheimer’s
Dementia Care: 11 Signs of Alzheimer’s Most elderly people worry about the possibility of developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia as they age. Any lapse in memory can trigger concern that dementia is setting in, but this can simply be a sign of ageing. We take a look at the signs of Alzheimer’s and […]
Stages of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s: Recognising the Stages There are different ways of categorising the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, but the three-stage model is commonly used for understanding the disease progression and where your loved-one is within it. Naturally, individuals with the disease will all have a different experience, and not everyone will experience all the symptoms. Knowing the […]
Eight Facts about Lewy Body Dementia
Eight Facts about Lewy Body Dementia Dementia with Lewy Bodies, or DLB, as it is commonly known in the UK, is a degenerative brain disease which shares symptoms with other conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. These can include problems with thinking, understanding and memory, as well as confusion, hallucinations, poor sleep and difficulties […]
Dementia care – what is sundowning?
Dementia care – what is sundowning? Sundowning is a distressing symptom that affects people in mid- to late-stage Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Also known by the term ‘late-day confusion’, it refers to the agitation and confusion often experienced by those with dementia towards the end of the day – hence the term ‘sundowning’. […]