If you’re new to the world of dementia and Alzheimer’s care, you may be wondering what a typical day is like through the eyes of those suffering from either of these neurodegenerative diseases.
If you have an elderly loved one suffering from bed wetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis (NE), it’s far more common than you think.
Caregiving for a loved one is a full-time commitment. This reality is nothing new, but sometimes, it may seem completely all-consuming and you may find yourself feeling completely overwhelmed or ‘stuck’. This is a natural feeling and will most likely happen more than once along your caregiving journey.
When a loved one falls ill, whether they are a parent, sibling or your life partner, communication becomes vital to managing both their illness and your relationship.
A new show which has recently aired on CBBC this February is set to change the way dementia is perceived and understood by some incredibly important members of the community- our children.
Dressing time for those with Parkinson’s can present its fair share of challenges. Depending on the stage of the disease and the time of day, a Parkinson’s sufferer will require some form of assistance when it comes to both bathing and dressing.
As a caregiver, you may feel a responsibility towards your care receiver almost constantly – but the honest truth is, you just cannot be there for them every single minute, of every single day.
2017 saw Microsoft billionaire, Bill Gates, turn his attention to the fight against Alzheimer’s in a big way.
He believes that with enough research, a better understanding of the disease, early detection, better use of data and increased availability to clinical trials, there is a fighting chance Alzheimer’s can be managed and held in-check the way many other chronic diseases are.
Let’s face it, winter time is not the most enjoyable time of the year, with most of the population dreading the onset of the long, cold and dark months still to come with winter.