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  1. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    #1 SerenaS, Nov 4, 2011
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    Living with dementia is the monthly members’ magazine for Alzheimer’s Society. The magazine features a mix of news, stories about people with dementia and their carers, helpful tips and guidance on living with dementia and much more.

    November's issue is now available! This month's magazine includes:
    • an article on how to save money while caring for someone with dementia
    • an interview with the head of the Care Quality Commission
    • a new booklet which gives practical advice to care professionals working with people with dementia in their own homes.

    To view the magazine visit http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/magazine


    Living with dementia magazine is delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members each month. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).

    What do you think?
    We'd love to know your thoughts about Living with dementia. Which articles did you enjoy? Is there anything the magazine isn't covering that you'd like to read more about? All comments will be read by the team who put the magazine together, so please feel free to comment below ...

    If you have a story or want to have a letter published in the magazine you can email magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  2. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
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    December/January issue out now!

    The combined December 2011/ January 2012 edition of Living with dementia is now available to read and download from Alzheimer's Society website!

    To view the magazine visit http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/magazine


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    This month's issue includes:
    • An article about a person with dementia and his decision to give up driving
    • An interview with a former carer about coping with grief and bereavement
    • Useful tips on how to alter your home to make it more dementia friendly
    • New research on the benefits of B vitamins for people with dementia

    Living with dementia magazine is delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members each month. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).

    **If you're waiting for your paper copy of Living with dementia, it should be with you by December 19, apologies for the delay.**

    What do you think of this month's issue? Please feel free to comment below. All comments will be read by the team who put the magazine together. You can also email magazine@alzheimers.org.uk
     
  3. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
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    February issue out now!

    The February 2012 edition of Living with dementia is now available to read and download from Alzheimer's Society website!

    To view the magazine visit http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/magazine

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    Highlights of this month's issue:

    Writing to keep well
    As dementia progresses, it can have a negative impact on a person's interests, abilities and confidence. For John Batt, however, remaining creative and pursuing his interests is integral to his mental well-being as Luke Bishop discovers.

    Striving for a diagnosis
    In 2005 Brigid Stubbs started to notice that her husband Paul's behaviour was changing, but he was not diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease until last year. She talks to Luke Bishop about the long wait for a diagnosis.

    The right prescription
    As more doctors become involved in efforts to reduce the inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs, Danny Ratnaike speaks to one GP about her achievements in this area.

    A vital organ for future research
    Brain tissue has been invaluable to some of the most crucial dementia research of the past decade. Luke Bishop looks at how donating your brain after death could benefit future dementia research.

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    Living with dementia magazine is delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members each month. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    Have you read Living with dementia? What did you think of it? Please feel free to comment below. All comments will be read by the team who put the magazine together. You can also email magazine@alzheimers.org.uk
     
  4. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
    London
    March issue out now!

    The March 2012 edition of Living with dementia is now available to read and download from Alzheimer's Society website!

    To view the magazine visit http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/magazine

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    Highlights of this month's issue:

    Fighting Stigma
    Negative attitudes toward dementia remain one of the greatest barriers to accessing much needed care for a loved one. Luke Bishop talks to a carer who had to move country to get the recognition and help his wife needed.

    Global views
    People from across the world who work with and are affected by dementia will be in London for an international conference this month. Luke Bishop talks to two people with dementia who will be speaking at the event.

    Reading for pleasure
    Reciting the rhymes and rhythms, metre and cadence of a good poem can bring great pleasure. Luke Bishop looks at two groups in Cheshire where weekly poetry sessions provide joy to care home residents.

    Real involvement
    Pippa Gough joined the Board of Trustees with years of nursing and policy work under her belt as well as experience of her father's dementia. She talks to Danny Ratnaike about her role within the Society.

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    Living with dementia magazine is delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members each month. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    Have you read Living with dementia? We'd love to hear your thoughts. You can comment below or email magazine@alzheimers.org.uk
     
  5. KatherineW

    KatherineW Volunteer Moderator

    Oct 2, 2007
    12,661
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    April issue out now!

    The April 2012 edition of Living with dementia is now available to read and download from Alzheimer's Society website.

    To view the magazine visit http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/magazine

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    Highlights of this month's issue:

    Sharing the Alzheimer's disease experience
    For Peter Dunlop, talking about his dementia not only gives him a chance to tell his story, but raises awareness and challenges people's preconceptions. He spoke to Luke Bishop about his role in a community outreach project.

    Keeping a dementia journal
    When Chris Young's father-in-law George was diagnosed with dementia, he kept a journal of his and his wife's experiences in caring for him. Luke Bishop reports on Chris' account of how useful this turned out to be.

    Showing dementia through film
    Filmmaking can be a useful way for people with dementia to express themselves, raise awareness and share their experiences. Danny Ratnaike finds out more about how it is being used to tell people's stories.

    Delivering on dementia strategy
    The Society's new strategy spells out our vision, mission, values and strategic ambitions for the coming five years. Danny Ratnaike talks to people who will be involved in delivering its objective.

    The April edition of Living with dementia also features a special supplement looking at how carers and people with dementia are able to access the social care that they need. You can download a copy here.

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    Living with dementia magazine is delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members each month. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    Have you read Living with dementia? What did you think of it? You can comment below, or email magazine@alzheimers.org.uk. :)
     
  6. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
    London
    May issue is out now!

    The May 2012 edition of Living with dementia is now available to read and download from Alzheimer's Society website!

    To view the magazine visit http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/magazine

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    Highlights of this month's issue:

    Living alone when your loved one is in a care home
    We can all feel loneliness sometimes but for many carers it is a stark reality, particularly if their loved one no longer lives at home. Luke Bishop talks to one carer who has found a life of activity to be of help.

    Developing Alzheimer's Society's local services
    Local services aim to provide established forms of support while also innovating new ideas. Danny Ratnaike looks at the ways in which they are being developed to benefit as many people as possible.

    Gardens for people with dementia
    As places to visit, explore and spend time in, gardens have a lot to offer people with dementia. Danny Ratnaike talks to Kim Grove about making sure they are safe and engaging.

    Creating services for Deaf people with dementia
    Although the Deaf People with Dementia Research Project won't be completed until the end of the year, Jess Smith reports on how it is already benefiting Deaf people through a new clinic service.

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    Living with dementia magazine is delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members each month. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    Have you read Living with dementia? Do you have some ideas or suggestions for the editorial team? If so, either comment below or email magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  7. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
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    Read our magazine online!

    You can now read articles from Living with dementia online!

    The magazine’s website has gone through an extensive redesign...

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    To see the brand new website visit http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/magazine

    Click below to read highlighted articles from this month's issue:

    A problem shared
    Attending a peer support group for people with dementia

    Complex needs
    Caring for a daughter with Down’s syndrome and dementia

    Rising to the challenge
    Angela Rippon on developing dementia friendly communities

    Exercise and dementia
    The case for exercise in reducing the risk and effects of dementia

    Changing relationships
    Dealing with how relationships and plans can change
     
  8. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
    London
    June's issue out now!

    If you'd prefer to download the magazine, visit the website page here


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    Copies of Living with dementia magazine are delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members each month. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    Have you read Living with dementia? Do you have some ideas or suggestions for the editorial team? If so, either comment below or email magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  9. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
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    #9 SerenaS, Aug 3, 2012
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    August/September issue out now!

    You can download the magazine by visiting the website page here

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    Click below to read highlighted articles from this month's issue:

    A sporting chance
    How one man's footballing past resurfaced through reminiscence

    Results matter
    Working on the Dementia Friendly Communities Champion Group

    Researching stress
    A new study exploring the impact of how people respond to stress on dementia

    NHS funding
    Confusion about being eligible for NHS continuing healthcare funding


    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine are due to be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members at the end of August. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    What did you think of this issue of Living with dementia? Do you have some ideas or suggestions for the editorial team? If so, either comment below or email magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks for reading :)
     
  10. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
    London
    October issue out now!

    You can download the magazine by visiting the website page >here<

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    Click below to read highlighted articles from this month's issue:

    Lost and found
    Rebuilding an active life after a distressing journey to being diagnosed with dementia

    Self supporting
    Benefits of informal groups that people who live with dementia run themselves

    Home safety
    Addressing hazards to enable people with dementia to remain at home

    The Long Road
    Testing new drugs to make sure that they are safe and effective



    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine are due to be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members by 11 October. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    Your feedback
    What are your thoughts about our magazine? Do you have some ideas or suggestions for the editorial team? Please do get in touch by commenting below or emailingmagazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  11. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    #11 SerenaS, Nov 7, 2012
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    November issue out now!

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    Click below to read highlighted articles from this month's issue:

    Safer restraints
    A need for better options than handcuffs for people with dementia

    Fighting spirit
    Facing the journey ahead after being diagnosed with dementia while living alone

    Problems in public
    Everyday difficulties can cause distress and embarrassment

    Rarer causes
    What the Society is doing to research the more unusual forms of dementia

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    You can download the magazine by visiting the website page >here<

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    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine are due to be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    Your feedback
    What are your thoughts about our magazine? Do you have some ideas or suggestions for the editorial team? Please do get in touch by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  12. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
    London
    December/January issue out now!

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    Click below to read highlighted articles from this month's issue:

    The festive season
    Helping things go more smoothly and considering the needs of people with dementia

    Research with results
    The benefits of Alzheimer's Society's funding of dementia research since 1990

    Everybody's business
    The people helping to make hospitals become more dementia friendly

    Facing up to PCA
    Being diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy, a rarer form of dementia

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    You can download the magazine by visiting the website page >here<

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    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine are due to be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    Your feedback
    If you read an article and want to let the team know what you thought, or have suggestions for future articles, please do get in touch by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  13. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
    London
    February issue out now!

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    Click below to read highlighted articles from this month's issue:

    Keeping active
    Moving into a residential home and remaining as active and independent as possible

    Useful books
    Books for carers, family, friends and children of people with dementia

    Dissemination
    Making sure that professionals can make use of research findings

    Alive with music
    Professional musicians performing live at Alzheimer's Society Dementia Cafés

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    You can download the magazine by visiting the website page >here<

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    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine are due to be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members. To become a member and start receiving your copy, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    Your feedback
    If you'd like to comment or have an idea for an article, please do get in touch with the team by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  14. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
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    March issue out now

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    Click below to read highlighted articles from this month's issue:

    Carer Support
    About our Carers Information and Support Programme (CrISP), which gives people a chance to come together and help find ways to care for someone with dementia.

    Care Home choice
    What should you consider when selecting a care home for someone with dementia?

    Help at home
    Your chance to test an online cognitive behavioural therapy programme for carers

    Holiday Options
    What are the different approaches to arranging holidays when living with dementia?

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    You can download the magazine by visiting the website page >here<

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    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine are due to be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members. If you'd like to receive a copy or find out about membership, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    What do you think?
    If you'd like to share your thoughts, please do get in touch with the team by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  15. KatherineW

    KatherineW Volunteer Moderator

    Oct 2, 2007
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    May issue out now

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    Click below to read highlighted articles from this month's issue:

    Time to talk
    A special feature on Talking Point’s tenth birthday, including an interview with our very own Craig, who helped to set the forum up, back in 2003 :)

    Banking on Chris
    Dealing with care costs for someone with dementia

    Managing drugs
    How pharmacists can help people with dementia manage their medication

    Family disputes
    Managing family disputes over a person with dementia's care

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    You can download the magazine by visiting the website page >here<

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    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine are due to be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members. If you'd like to receive a copy or find out about membership, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    What do you think?
    If you'd like to share your thoughts, please do get in touch with the team by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  16. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
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    June's issue out now!

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    Click below to read articles articles from this month's issue:

    Moving homes
    Addressing concerns about a person with dementia moving between care homes

    Loving food
    Improving nutrition for people with dementia by putting food first

    There for Dad
    Dealing with a parent's diagnosis with dementia when you are still at school

    Relying on family
    Finding the right support can be difficult, and family can make a huge difference

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    You can read articles or download a PDF copy of Living with dementia by visiting the website page >here<

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    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine will be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members. If you'd like to receive a copy or find out about membership, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    What do you think?
    If you'd like to share your thoughts, please do get in touch with the team by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  17. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    #17 SerenaS, Jul 3, 2013
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    July issue out now!

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    Click below to read articles from this month's issue:

    Hidden talents
    Continuing to discover new skills and interests after a diagnosis with dementia

    Choice stories
    Let us know about your experiences of personal budgets – good and bad

    In your language
    A West Midlands service speaking the languages of local South Asian communities

    Vital decisions
    How forward planning can benefit people living with dementia

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    You can read articles or download a PDF copy of Living with dementia by visiting the website page >here<

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    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine will be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members. If you'd like to receive a copy or find out about membership, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    Do you have ideas for future stories?
    If you'd like to share your thoughts, please do get in touch with the team by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  18. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
    London
    August/September issue out now!

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    Click below to read articles from this month's issue:

    At the reins
    People with dementia making the decisions at a peer support group

    Book Reviews
    A moving, insightful novel and a collection of writing to read aloud with someone

    Individual focus
    Care home staff benefitting from training and support through the FITS programme

    Assessing pain
    A smartphone app being used by ambulance teams to assess pain in people with dementia

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    You can read articles or download a PDF copy of Living with dementia by visiting the website page >here<

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    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine will be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members. If you'd like to receive a copy or find out about membership, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    What do you think?
    If you'd like to share comments about one of the articles or suggest topics for future issues, please do get in touch with the team by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  19. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
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    October issue

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    Click below to read articles from this month's issue:

    Winning words
    The three winners and one commended poem from our poetry competition

    Right to choose
    A personal budget can offer advantages when caring for a person with dementia

    Care home complaints
    Complaining about the care provided by a care home for a relative with dementia

    Support to the end
    Developing a new role to provide specialised end-of-life care for people with dementia

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    You can read articles or download a PDF copy of Living with dementia by visiting the website page >here<

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    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine will be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members. If you'd like to receive a copy or find out about membership, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    What would you like to read about?
    If you have a topic the magazine team could write about or any other ideas, please do get in touch by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     
  20. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
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    Apr 7, 2011
    12,622
    London
    November issue

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    Click below to read articles from this month's issue:

    Finding her voice
    The benefits that trying out new activities can have after a diagnosis of vascular dementia

    A familiar face
    GPs and care homes working together to improve care for residents

    Distressing truths
    Deciding how to respond to questions about things that will be upsetting

    Self care
    Developing a self-care programme to help people understand and manage their dementia

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    You can read articles or download a PDF copy of Living with dementia by visiting the website page >here<

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    Copies of this issue of Living with dementia magazine will be delivered to the homes of Alzheimer's Society members. If you'd like to receive a copy or find out about membership, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/membership or call 0845 306 0868 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).


    What do you think?
    If you have questions or comments, please do get in touch by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    Thanks :)
     

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