Categories for Dementia

Older Person At Christmas

Coping with dementia at Christmas

December 7, 2016 5:11 pm

Christmas can be a stressful time if you are caring for a person with dementia. You’ll want to do your best to care for them and make sure they enjoy the festive break, but it’s important not to wear yourself out in the process. The change in routine and influx of noise and people can be overwhelming, but there are ways you can minimise the disruption and ensure they still feel safe and secure. As lovely as it is to bring your loved one to your home to share in the festivities, being taken out of their usual surroundings can upset and disorientate an individual living with dementia. If you find this is often the case with your loved one...

Santa Forgot

Is Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Christmas Ad the Best Yet?

November 16, 2016 1:06 pm

What if Santa forgot about Christmas? This is the shocking question Alzheimer’s Research UK is putting to us this Christmas. With the help of Stephen Fry and the infamous Aardam (the team behind the nation’s sweethearts Wallace and Gromit) the charity’s animated Christmas campaign is sure to pull at the heart strings, and drive home the most important message delivered so far this festive season. The ad explores the devastating idea of Santa having dementia and forgetting to deliver all of his presents to children around the world on Christmas Eve. It depicts  the story of a little girl called Freya, who has grown up in a world where Santa has stopped visiting on Christmas Eve. Her Father explains that...