Walk a mile in their shoes

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  • On 12th May 2016
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When caring for a person with dementia, it’s easy to focus on practical tasks and not have time to think about how the person is feeling. Understanding situations from their perspective can make you a better carer. Words: Christina Macdonald One of the many struggles I used to have when caring for my mother was […]
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Stop thinking, start doing

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  • On 29th April 2016
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A person with dementia loses the ability to make their own choices and lead an independent life in the latter stages of the disease. Christina Macdonald explains why there’s a life lesson to be learned My friends often ask me how I feel when I visit my mum in her care home. Only last night, […]
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‘My parents were in denial’

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Angelina Manzano is a 36-year-old writer who lives in West Sussex. Her mother, Irene, who lives in Aberdeen, was diagnosed with early onset vascular dementia with Alzheimer’s in 2010. Angelina reveals what dementia has taught her about life My mum was officially diagnosed at the age of 68. An MRI scan confirmed the diagnosis. However […]
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Have a peaceful Easter

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  • On 23rd March 2016
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Make the most of the Easter break and take the stress off when caring for a person with dementia – here’s how to make it as peaceful as possible for everyone. Words: Christina Macdonald If you are caring for a person with dementia, the Easter break can be a challenging time for everyone as it […]
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