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    Recognising dementia

    Hi Lainey, if your friend has seen her doctor then yes there are various simple different tests that can be carried out to determine whether dementia is the possible cause for her symptoms. If indications are that it could be dementia then there are several more involved diagnostic tests that...
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    My mom

    The lockdown has been extremely difficult for so many with loved ones with dementia who are in care. Your situation is heartbreaking and is so often the case with families who find themselves in a similar predicament , relationships can become strained. In this heightened emotional atmosphere...
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    Ideas for things to do via FaceTime now I can’t visit my mum in her care home?

    These are certainly challenging times and it is so worrying for all those who have loved ones in care. Although you will not be able to do everything you did before lockdown, any contact, no matter how small, that you are able to make with your Mum will be of value to both her and you. You will...
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    How am I supposed to feel

    Having lapses in memory can be a normal part of the ageing process, it does not always indicate the onset of conditions such as dementia. I can tell you are feeling a little anxious, so a good first step would be to visit your GP, they will be able to conduct some simple memory tests. If they...
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    Not diagnosed yet

    If your husband is refusing to go to the doctor then talk to your GP about a home visit. It’s important that he is seen by a medical professional. Certainly the symptoms you describe can be present in someone with dementia but they also occur in other conditions, a doctor will be able to assess...
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    Loneliness

    Caring for someone with dementia can be exhausting and it’s very common to feel loneliness and isolation. It’s important that you seek out some support, talk to your GP about any services that might be available in your area. In addition try and find out about carers groups and dementia...
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    Staring in to space

    Anna, I would agree with Vicky P's point about adjusting your expectations each time you see your grandfather. There may be days when he is more lucid than others and you should respond based on what you see in front of you rather than making specific plans. Of course by all means have a broad...
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    Dimentia ?

    It's completely natural that you should have all these questions and concerns Steve. It's important that whatever diagnosis and subsequent treatment that your mother has that you and your siblings understand and are informed. You and your siblings may not always agree, but it's vital that you...
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    Dementia in the 1990s

    Thanks so much for sharing your story Redgoose. Nowadays we take for granted the ease at which we can use technology to connect with others. Can’t imagine the difficulty you faced trying to make the right choices for your mother without any of the information and support that is so readily...
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    There is humour but sometimes you have to look for it...

    This made me smile so much😂. It’s so uplifting when we can find some humour in what is often a difficult journey. Thanks so much for your contribution Vix.
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    My lovely Aunt Brenda

    Thanks so much Joan S for sharing yours and Brenda’s story.
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    Psychotic behaviour

    It must be so difficult to cope with these changes in your Mum. When behavior becomes unpredictable it’s important to adopt a measured approach, even though you might be ‘screaming’ inside. Have a read of this, it may be of help...
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    Sleep problems

    A dementia day clock is a clock specifically designed to help people with dementia keep track of time. – As dementia progresses, time-telling skills usually decline and are often lost completely. – Dementia and Alzheimers clocks can help patients keep track of the current time, date, and day of...
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    Welcome new members

    Firstly, if you’ve just joined The Dementia Forum, a very warm welcome to you. You are reading our Dementia - the end of the journey forum. To start a discussion use the purple ‘Post Thread’ button on this Page. If you need further assistance please read our Help section.
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    Welcome new members

    Firstly, if you’ve just joined The Dementia Forum, a very warm welcome to you. You are reading our Nursing Homes forum. To start a discussion use the purple ‘Post Thread’ button on this Page. If you need further assistance please read our Help section.
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    Welcome new members

    Firstly, if you’ve just joined The Dementia Forum, a very warm welcome to you. You are reading our Making decisions about end of life care forum. To start a discussion use the purple ‘Post Thread’ button on this Page. If you need further assistance please read our Help section.
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    Welcome new members

    Firstly, if you’ve just joined The Dementia Forum, a very warm welcome to you. You are reading our Dementia and its latter stages forum. To start a discussion use the purple ‘Post Thread’ button on this Page. If you need further assistance please read our Help section.
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    Welcome new members

    Firstly, if you’ve just joined The Dementia Forum, a very warm welcome to you. You are reading our Recently diagnosed with dementia forum. To start a discussion use the purple ‘Post Thread’ button on this Page. If you need further assistance please read our Help section.
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    Welcome new members

    Firstly, if you’ve just joined The Dementia Forum, a very warm welcome to you. You are reading our Is there humour in dementia? forum. To start a discussion use the purple ‘Post Thread’ button on this Page. If you need further assistance please read our Help section.
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    Welcome new members

    Firstly, if you’ve just joined The Dementia Forum, a very warm welcome to you. You are reading our I have a partner or family member with dementia forum. To start a discussion use the purple ‘Post Thread’ button on this Page. If you need further assistance please read our Help section.