30 July, 2019

As we all know, having a healthy appetite is one of life’s greatest pleasures – from delicious fruits and vegetables to sugary treats.

We are also aware that good nutrition is vital for our health, independence and wellbeing and this can be even more important in people living with dementia.

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Aspergers, Autism spectrum, Care, Caregivers, Carers, Dementia, Dementia awareness, Dementia care, Happiness, Mental health, Suicide prevention
23 July, 2019

It’s a weird sentence saying that really. We generally associate grief with the loss of someone (or something) that is no longer here, so their physical presence being gone from all existence.

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Aspergers, Autism spectrum, Care, Caregivers, Carers, Happiness, Mental health
11 July, 2019

What do those inspirational quotes say…if you don’t experience the negative, you can’t truly experience the positive…well something along those lines, and it really is true. We all go through challenges and upsets; life is like one giant maze that we’re constantly trying to navigate through. This means we can get lost along the way, experience the highs when we see the light but also the lows when there’s only darkness to be seen. And I feel that about caring for mum.

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1 May, 2019

We all know that when someone tells us the same story over and over again and asks us the same question about an upcoming event or what day it is, it is natural and likely to lead us to feel frustrated and often exhausted.

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Care, Caregivers, Carers, Dementia, Dementia awareness, Dementia care
5 March, 2019

If your loved one has recently received a diagnosis of dementia, it can present a whole range of feelings for both them and you. It is completely ok and natural to feel an array of emotions – from anger, tearfulness, frustration, sadness, guilt, loss and fear.  These are common reactions and it would be good to try and ensure you give yourself time to manage these feelings.

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  • An interview with Dominic Cardall
    12 May, 2020

    Rebecca speaks to the lovely Dominic Cardall about his wife of 33 years Gill.

  • An interview with Charlotte Carp
    5 May, 2020

    Rebecca speaks to good friend Charlotte Carp whose mum lives with a rare form of dementia: Posterior Corticol Atrophy (PCA).

  • An interview with Kirsty Inman
    28 April, 2020

    This week Rebecca is joined by Kirsty Inman for an open and honest talk about how Kirsty managed her dad's diagnosis of both Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal dementia from the age of 56.