How To Explain Dementia To A Child

explaining dementia to a child

Having a friend or family member who is living with dementia is difficult, and everyone will have their own way of dealing with those diagnosed with it. Coping with a dementia diagnosis or finding out someone close to you has dementia is distressing – even for the most thick-skinned individuals. Explaining a dementia diagnosis to…

The Importance Of Self-Care: Caring For Yourself Whilst Caring For A Loved One

Becoming a family caregiver can happen suddenly, and in many cases, our responsibilities may increase rapidly.  In either case, your life may become so focused on caregiving that you begin neglecting yourself and your own needs, and this can take a huge toll on you. Studies conducted by Yale University have concluded that 25% of…

A Caregiver’s Guide: Cooking With Alzheimer’s

In many advice columns and informational resources for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, you’re likely to find recommendations that suggest unplugging the stove. There’s solid reasoning behind this advice: some people who live with Alzheimer’s disease may begin to cook but lose track of what they’re doing part way through the process. When…