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Find out what you might experience during this stage of dementia.

  • Acting as an attorney for a Lasting Power of Attorney

    Someone you know has approached you to be their attorney, but what exactly is involved?
  • Choosing your attorney for a Lasting Power of Attorney

    Once you’ve decided to set up a LPA, you’ll need to think about who you’re going to choose as an attorney.
  • Why create a Lasting Power of Attorney?

    You may not realise it, but a Lasting Power of Attorney is probably as important a document as a Will. Here’s why you need to create one…
  • What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

    This is a vital document for anyone who is affected by dementia. Without an LPA, the financial aspects of caring for a person with dementia can become almost impossible. Here's what you need to know
  • Dehydration and dementia

    While the overall risk of dehydration can increase as you get older, the risk is particularly acute if you have dementia. Here’s how to spot it and prevent it…
  • Malnutrition in dementia – what causes it?

    Find out how to make sure your loved one with dementia gets a healthy, balanced diet that meets all their nutritional needs
  • What causes pneumonia in people with dementia?

    You’re bound to be worried if a loved one with dementia develops a respiratory infection such as pneumonia. Here’s what you need to know about the symptoms and treatments
  • What is a carer’s assessment?

    Whether you’ve just become a carer or have been looking after a loved one for many years, it’s really important to make sure you get enough support so that your own needs aren’t neglected. Find out what you should know about a carer’s assessment and why it might be worth having one.
  • Why do so many people with dementia say ‘I want to go home’?

    It can be painful and frustrating to hear a loved one with Alzheimer’s say repeatedly that they ‘want to go home’ but lots do. Here are a few strategies which might help you both cope:
  • What is SPECAL dementia care?

    If your loved one has dementia you probably want to know about all the different methods and approaches to caring for them. One of these is called SPECAL care
  • How to help someone with dementia who lives alone

    You’re bound to worry about a loved one living on their own if they have dementia. But there are lots of ways to help them stay as safe and happy as possible…
  • Is dementia fatal?

    Dementia is a terminal condition, but in many cases, it's complications which arise from dementia that can shorten life. It may seem like a morbid question, but finding out if you can die from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia is often something people who've recently been diagnosed want to know. Read on if you want to know the facts…
  • How do I get a RADAR key for someone with dementia?

    If the person you’re caring for needs to use a toilet quickly, a RADAR key might make life a whole lot easier. Find out why and how to get one…
  • How to live well with dementia

    Not sure if the person you’re caring for is enjoying life as much as they can? Find out how to make sure that people with dementia continue to have a good quality of life
  • Dementia challenges – what are they?

    The more you understand the challenges that dementia can bring, the better you will be able to cope. Find out what might happen on your dementia journey
  • Preventing accidents at home when you have dementia

    You probably dread the thought of the person you’re caring for having an accident at home. Find out how to reduce the risks and keep everyone safe
  • What is Positive Risk Taking and is it a risk worth taking?

    You want to keep your loved one with dementia safe, but you also want them to enjoy life as much as possible. So how do you get the balance right? Find out what you need to know about Positive Risk Taking
  • How do I pick a care home?

    If you need to find a care home for your loved one you might be feeling daunted and confused by the choice. Knowing the basic information, can help you make the right decision
  • Why does dementia cause chewing and swallowing problems?

    It can be very scary to watch someone with dementia choke on their food or seem unable to swallow. Find out what you can do to help them cope with these issues
  • Why does dementia cause sundowning?

    If the person you love has symptoms of sundowning you could find their behaviour increasingly difficult to cope with later in the day. Here's a few ways to help you manage
  • Mid stage dementia – what might you expect?

    If the person you’re caring for has been living with dementia for some time, you may find that their condition has progressed. Find out what can happen in the middle or moderate stage of dementia
  • What are the stages of dementia?

    It’s quite common to hear the dementia journey described as a series of ‘stages’ in which different symptoms and challenges can emerge. Find out all the basic information about dementia stages and what they mean
  • Navigating the dementia journey

    If you or a loved one are at the beginning of the dementia journey you might feel daunted about what’s ahead, and worried about how you’ll cope. Knowing what to expect and how things are likely to progress can make life easier for everyone, so here are the key things to consider
  • How to stay stimulated and energised when you have dementia

    Are you struggling to find interesting activities for someone with dementia? Here’s some ideas which might help them feel more enthusiastic about life
  • I care for someone with dementia – what now?

    Caring for a loved one with dementia can be very rewarding, but there’s no denying it’s also hard work. Find out what might be involved...
  • How do you know if someone has lost their mental capacity?

    It can be very difficult to accept that a loved one is no longer able to make their own decisions. But the Mental Capacity Act has some useful pointers to help you recognise when this time might have come.
  • Can the progression of dementia be monitored?

    Doctors have developed several ways to check and monitor dementia once it’s been diagnosed. These are the key facts you need to know.
  • How can music and art therapy aid dementia?

    Find out why being creative with music and art could help your loved one manage their dementia symptoms

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