Looking after the ones you love

How would you feel if after all those years of hard work and building a life for yourself the court took control of your finances because you lost mental capacity in an unforeseen accident, or, was diagnosed with late onset Alzheimer’s disease and found out you did not have the right documents in place? Planning for your […]

You Don’t Need to Fix the Past to Have a New Future

When you lose someone, who has been affected by Alzheimer’s, coming to terms with the loss and moving on is a huge challenge to say the least. When you have been caring for a person 24/7 it is not until they are no longer present do you realise just how much this whole experience has consumed […]

Did you know about this service in the community?

The Care Co-ordination team What do they do and how can they be use to you when looking after a loved one who is elderly and showing signs of forgetfulness when you are trying to hold down a job and deal with the rest of your family? I am not sure how much of this is […]

Blister Packs- “It’s free” at Morrisons

We all love a bargain and something for free. Its one thing I can see the value in when you are looking after someone with forgetfulness. With a loved one’s medications changing over the course of time it can be quite distressing to have remember when prescribed medication has to be taken. When you are the […]

Dementia- It’s not black and white

Dementia- It’s not black and white is it? When you look after someone who is poorly and you care for them the result was” they recovered” right we interpret that experience as a job well done? When you look after someone who has any form of dementia the reality is that they don’t get better, […]

Are you in feeling in conflict about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and maintaining your career?

Being in conflict about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and maintaining your career is a tough because it depends on so many factors such as: the dynamics relationship history your perception On a day of truth, think carefully about the following: If, you could look through their eyes what would they wish you to do […]