1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January between 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.

Creating Moments of Joy by Jolene Brackey (4th Edition)

Discussion in 'Books, film and music' started by Frickley, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Frickley

    Frickley New member

    Jan 4, 2018
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    Ive found this to be an excellent paperback book for anyone who is learning to care/visit someone with an Alzheimers diagnosis. Unfortunately, it is a bit americanised but the basis of who, what, when, why, how are all there. It has been invaluable for me in so many ways. It has helped me to see beyond the harsh words and insults that have been thrown at me by my Mum who would be devastated if she were able to understand that she has this cruel disease. It has helped me become a less selfish, more understanding person who now counts upwards to 10 before responding to Mum. It has shown me that it is OK to walk away and not visit every day as I need my strength and health too. Most of all it is helping me to create some special memories and pleasurable moments for both of us.:)
     
  2. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    6,851
    Yorkshire
    hello @Frickley
    and welcome to TP
    anything that helps a carer through the challenges of looking after someone, and themselves, and which benefits the person with the diagnosis, can only be to the good
    glad you found TP as you'll find lots of support here too
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    16,859
    Male
    North Manchester
    It's also available on DVD.
    Here's a preview

    (22m10s)
     
  4. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,015
    Female
    England
    Very much like Teepa Snow.
     

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