1. Q&A: Medication - Thurs 22nd November, 3-4pm

    Do you have questions about medication and drug treatments for dementia? There's no drug to cure dementia yet, but it's often possible to relieve some symptoms.

    Our next expert Q&A will be hosted by Simon from our Knowledge Services team. He will be answering your questions on Thursday 22nd November from 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Book Group: Finding the Light in Dementia by Jane Mullins

Discussion in 'Books, film and music' started by HarrietD, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    This month, Dementia Together magazine's book group is focusing on Finding the Light in Dementia by Jane Mullins.

    If you've read it or are planning to, we'd love to hear what you think.

    You can find the book >here<

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    Here's a summary:

    Finding the Light in Dementia is an essential book that explains common changes that can occur in those living with dementia.

    Whether you’re a spouse, partner, daughter, son, sibling, friend or a parent, it will give you more confidence to care by:

    • Supporting you through your partner’s dementia diagnosis.
    • Helping you understand what your partner is experiencing and how to communicate and connect with each other more effectively.
    • Introducing creative ways to stimulate memories and life stories.
    • Helping you make subtle changes to your home to keep your partner feel safe and content.
    • Providing tips for sleeping, eating and drinking.
    • Showing you ways of overcoming the challenges of changing behaviour
    • Suggesting ways for you to care for yourself.
    • Giving advice when considering professional care.
    Knowing how tired and stressed you may feel, I wrote this book in short, easy-to-read sections, with a summary at the end of each chapter. This practical guidebook also provides space for you to write notes to help remind you of what works when caring for your loved one as well as providing a care plan that will inform caregivers and befrienders about their preferences and needs. There are also question sheets at the back you can fill out when speaking with your doctor or legal professionals that will help you remember important aspects about your partner’s (and your) care and welfare.

    Your comments may be included in a future issue of the magazine :)

    Please email any comments to magazine@alzheimers.org.uk
     

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