Should you take a person with dementia on holiday?

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  • On 4th December 2015
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Christina Macdonald’s efforts to treat her mother to a luxury spa break backfired badly and proved to be quite a learning curve It might seem like a nice idea to treat a person with dementia to a short break away from home, especially if they have just been diagnosed or they are feeling depressed and […]
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‘Did I just ask you that?’

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  • On 19th November 2015
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The Alzheimer’s Show’s Online Editor Christina Macdonald reflects on the challenges of caring for her mum, Hazel Neal, who was diagnosed with dementia six years ago My mother was first diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2009, though I suspect she’d had the illness for a couple of years beforehand. I’d known for a while that […]
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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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