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Health of people with dementia dealt a severe blow by coronavirus lockdown

People with dementia have suffered an alarming deterioration in their health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic, a stark new report warns today. EOPLE with dementia have suffered an alarming deterioration in their health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic, a stark new report warns today. Lockdown and the closure of vital day services and… Read More »

Dementia: Has your loved one made this mistake in conversation recently? Warning sign

Dementia is a heart-wrenching diagnosis for anyone to receive. Being told that your cognitive abilities will decline is a tough pill to swallow but the shock also ripples through the family. In fact, family should play a role in managing dementia in more ways than one. As people get older, it is important to watch… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Tough love with dementia patients is a bad approach

Here’s a problem faced by many families with an older relative suffering from dementia and it will get more common. We’re finding that when dementia patients go into hospital they prove challenging for nursing staff to cope with due to their difficult behaviour – refusing to take medicines or eating meals for instance. Why? People… Read More »