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I tried my wife on coconut oil for three months.At the time her dementia was moderate. (She was struggling with simple crosswords,whereas she could even do cryptic ones a couple of years before) I was using extra virgin organically grown variety, a tablespoonful a day. In her case no beneficial...
Does anyone know anything about coconut oil and its affects on dementia I known it has to be pure can you get it in capsul from thanks.
A friend of mine has started a memory group and has put in a bid with the council for 2 ipads and a mac computer
I dont know anything about Mac computers! would it be better to have everything apple based will it be easier to use ?
Just wondered if any one has any ideas on this
The publishing team at Alzheimer's Society is very pleased to announce the publication of Taking part: activities for people with dementia. This is a revised and updated version of Alzheimerís Society's book of activities. The book contains new ideas and case studies which are listed in themed...
Does anyone know of a sedative that can be administered via a patch?
Hi, does anyone have any experience in the UK of end of life/paliative care for people with dementia? The hospices only seem to look after those with illnesses such as cancer or motor neurone disease....I would be interested if anyone has heard of this type of care for those with advanced stage...
I was channel hopping and landed on 'Ideal World' shopping channel, anyway it was about home security which is something i'm considering doing to the house. They were going on about a call blocker which has a huge number of telephone numbers which it automatically block pre programmed into it, also...
It is disappointing that coconut oil has been relegated to the bowels of the TP site. I have been here for many months and have never seen it. I feel it belongs in 'mainstream' viewing on regular forum, not in the 'Resource' section. Why is something of mainstream dementia debate located there? Why...
I have just joined the forum.
I have recently started as an Activities Coordinator and would love lots of inspiration as it's all new to me.
I'm interested in the possibility of an Activites group.
Many Thanks in advance :)
The following articles on the website of ĎMy Aging Parent .com
gives valuable advice to those who are seeking advice on many aspects of
Care and Care Homes
A beginnerís guide to dementia
Did you know that Age UK have a very good website
That could be helpful to members
Money matters/ Health & wellbeing/ Travel & lifestyle/ Home & care/ Work & learning/ Products/ Get involved/ Chat
They also have a radio programme...
This is how the system local authority worked with Dad, it was not easy and I had to fight them all the way, but this is how it went, the procedure. It may give others some idea if they are going through it now, as I wasn't told or explained any of it and crawled through it all the way. And it was...
Via something totally unrelated, I came across this link to a Big Society project. Thought it may be of value / interest to TP members.
I did try to search to see if it had been mentioned before but brought up too many options so apologies if I am...
I'd like to make my mam a noticeboard that can be hung on the wall which can contain old photos, receipts, leaflets,,etc, anything that might catch her eye that she could remove, look at and talk about, etc.
Does anyone know of any simpe instructions on how to make one? I'd like the...
The following piece was posted a while ago on TP and made a big impression on me. It is something I have referred to time after time and tried hard to follow.
We have many new members who may not have seen it before. Yesterday I posted it on another Thread but thought it might be helpful if it...
My mother requires regular paracetamol following a fall.
How do I ensure she does not overdose and that she has 4 hours btw each one.
She has a Dosset box for her other medication which works well but the paracetamol she is taking, then because she is in pain goes to take more an hour later.
I found this light up toilet seat it's rather tacky but if it helps someone to find the toilet and hit the hole it might be worth it ,
2:45 in the morning. A lightbulb moment. I am catapulted from sleep to wide awake. It is permitted to write about meditation on TP provided I write about my personal experiences of it, provided it pertains to dementia, and provided it is in the Resource section. A-ha! I am on Day 1 of the...
For those affected by the changes - especially if its the spare room issue where it might be needed to give a partner who cares or a visiting carer - a different room to sleep in, this may be of use. It is the not much mentioned Discretionary Housing Payment and this first link goes directly to the...
In other threads on here (Jimbo's and Jacky's) this has already been mentioned along with today's extra guidance that has been issued.
But I thought I would post it as a separate item that you may care to look at - this is what has been mostly in place since MAY 2011 (today they have added some...
Have just seen this posted :
Thanks to £2 million of Big Lottery Fund money, Papworth Trust are currently offering free respite holidays for disabled people and their families. You can apply for a break if you live in the UK and you, or someone in your family, is disabled. The break includes...
Have been trying to have mini chats with Mum on topics of interest that are new (we have done songs, where she lived etc) and so far this week we have covered old fashioned sweets and what the coins were pre decimal. Both sparked some conversation and tonight (and maybe other nights) is old radio...
Support for carers of dementia sufferers should be discussed and debated at high levels. There are lots of people who are caring for their loved one and donot know where to get help from because they are either ignorant of services available to them or they feel guilty to ask for help. I read a...
Hi all - I'm in the middle of reading this book - "Contended Dementia" and in it they refer to the "The Contended Dementia Trust" and the "SPECAL method of communication" as per the link:- http://www.contenteddementiatrust.org/
I just wondered if anybody had attended one of their courses and...
a friend posted this on facebook looks like its part of a project called Music and memory
I found it very moving and wondered if anyone wants to try it
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