Know your rights

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  • On 19th February 2016
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You may be missing out on financial and practical help if you’re caring for a person with dementia and you don’t know your rights, says Christina Macdonald Do you know your rights as a carer? I ask purely because I know that when you care for a person with dementia it’s so easy to get […]
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Good reasons to keep visiting a person with dementia

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  • On 6th January 2016
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Is there any point in going to see a person with dementia if they don’t remember you or even recall your visit? Alzheimer’s Society certainly thinks so and Christina Macdonald agrees wholeheartedly… Every now and then a piece of research hits the headlines that sounds so obvious, you wonder why someone commissioned it in the […]
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‘Why write about dementia?’ – Introducing our new Online Editor Christina Macdonald

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  • On 18th November 2015
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My friends have asked me this question many times. Surely I should write about a more cheerful topic? After years of writing about health and fitness, I’ve got some very strong reasons for writing about dementia. My mother Hazel has vascular dementia and caring for her has been a huge learning curve, as well as […]
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