Living with dementia - our magazine

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Serena, When reading some threads I have often wished that they could be given a wider circulation. They often give a stark picture of the problems people face on a daily basis, and the heart-warming support which is offered.
If you think the idea has any merit, I could troll through to see whether I could find likely candidates for consideration.
 

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Serena, When reading some threads I have often wished that they could be given a wider circulation. They often give a stark picture of the problems people face on a daily basis, and the heart-warming support which is offered.
If you think the idea has any merit, I could troll through to see whether I could find likely candidates for consideration.

Hello gringo,

Thanks for commenting :)

Do you mean you were wondering if Talking Point members could share their experiences in an article in the magazine?
 

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I was suggesting that some threads would give a graphic picture of the what goes on here. We all take it pretty much for granted, but if you stop and see it as an outsider, some remarkable exchanges take place on TP.
 

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That's an interesting idea gringo. I'll discuss it with the Magazine team and come back to you as soon as I can. :)
 

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December/January issue out now!

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Flexible option
Using a personal health budget to help meet the needs of a person with dementia

This is your life
A life story book can benefit relationships and care as dementia progresses

Benefit changes
How planned changes to benefits may affect people living with dementia

Head on
Finding ways to continue to use your experience and skills after a dementia diagnosis

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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).


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February issue available now

Our magazine features news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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Voices for change
Hospice nurses share their end-of-life expertise with staff in care homes and elsewhere

Keeping hydrated
Ideas to help encourage a person with dementia to drink enough fluids

South Asian Families
The Information Programme for South Asian Families is being developed to help carers

Sea change
Former members of the armed forces who have dementia connecting with each other


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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).


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March issue out now!

Our magazine features news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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African adventure
Overcoming the challenges of dementia to fulfill a mother's dream to go on safari

Research progress
Building on advances in dementia research and unlocking hope for the future

After hospital
Getting the right support package for people discharged home from hospital

Happy customers
Staff at Co-op stores in Bradford improve their awareness of 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).


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Please do get in touch with the team by commenting below or emailing magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

Thanks :)
 

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April issue out now!

The April issue of our magazine is out now!

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Upside down
Not knowing that dementia is behind changes in behaviour can have tragic consequences

Moving portraits
Two personal accounts of life affected by dementia from people in the public eye

Think delirium
Raising awareness of delirium and improving treatment for people in hospital

Make, play and share
A project is using iPads to engage and stimulate 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).


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What did you think of this month's issue? Do you have any ideas for future articles? You can comment below or email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

Thanks :)
 

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July issue out now!

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.


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Influencing care
A former carer explains how she's helping to improve hospital care

Loud and clear
One man diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's on speaking up for people affected by dementia

Out of Winter
Review of a moving book about caring for your parents

Passion for research
We hear from two inspirational long-time volunteers from the Society's Research Network

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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).


Your thoughts

We'd love to know: what did you think of this month's issue? Do you have any ideas for future articles, or is there anything you'd like to see more of? Feel free to leave us a comment below, or email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

Thanks everyone, and happy reading :)
 
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August/September issue out now!

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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

A certain age
Getting a diagnosis of early-onset dementia and the need for age-appropriate services

Small beginnings
How three generations of one family have supported Alzheimer's Society

Elizabeth is Missing
Review of a mystery novel about dementia and an unsolved crime

Getting personal
More people are becoming entitled to personal budgets and direct payments for care

Back to the future
The Sensory Palaces programme is creating an immersive experience for people with dementia at historic sites

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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).

Your thoughts

What did you think of this month's issue? Let us know by leaving a comment below, or email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

Thanks :)
 

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October issue out now!

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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

From this day
A couple focuses on enjoying life after a dementia diagnosis

Fit to care
The importance of looking after yourself when caring for parents with dementia

Just about everything
A new Dementia Hub provides a range of dementia information, advice and support all in one place

Wild at heart
Visiting care homes and day centes with birds of prey for people to handle

South Asian support
Alzheimer's Society has piloted a tailored programme for South Asian families. Diana Barbosa, Programme Development Manager, reports on the next stage of its development


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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).

Your thoughts

What did you think of this month's issue? We'd love to know! Please feel free to leave us a comment below, or email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

Thanks :)
 

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November issue out now!

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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

Need to know
A carer speaks about his wife's diagnosis with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA)

Coming home
Returning to the UK and rebuilding a life after a diagnosis of dementia

Practice makes perfect
GPs can do a lot to improve support for people affected by dementia

Canterbury tales
A group of writers in Kent, all of whom have dementia, have published a book

Text Santa
Alzheimer's Society is one of six charities being supported by this year's Text Santa, ITV's annual charity appeal

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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 did you think?

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this month's issue, you're very welcome to leave us a comment below, or email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

Thanks everyone, and happy reading!
 

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December/January issue out now!

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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

An easier read
Clear, accessible information about dementia for people with learning disabilities

Having a ball
How a community day centre can provide a new lease of life for a person with dementia

Have your say
Tell us what you think about Living with Dementia's online articles

Pitching in
A family who changed their travelling lifestyle to help support a father with dementia

Get involved with research
Alzheimer's Society's new initiative 'Join Dementia Research' makes it easier for people to take part in dementia research

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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 did you think?

What did you think of this month's issue? Please leave us your thoughts below, or if you prefer, email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

Thanks everyone :)
 

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February issue out now!

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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

Both sides
Experiencing dementia both as a carer and living with a diagnosis

Fun for Mum
Making sure that a younger person with dementia can access activities that suit them

Safer for longer
Improving fire safety at home to help a person with dementia retain their independence

Tender attention
Namaste Care provides a comforting, stimulating and person-centred approach to care for people with advanced dementia

New Care Act
Alzheimer's Society is working to ensure that England's Care Act benefits people affected by dementia

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? Have your say below

Do you have any feedback on this issue, or for the magazine in general? The team would love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to take part in their survey.

If you prefer, you can email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk or comment on this thread.

Thanks everyone, and I hope you enjoy this month's edition :)
 

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March issue out now!

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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

Talking about it
A woman uses her own experience of dementia to support others who have been recently diagnosed

Proud to take part
Participating in research can be a rewarding experience for people with dementia and their carers

Before the crunch
An innovative team providing support for people with dementia and their families to avoid crises

Knitting together
A meaningful activity that also provides a way to remain involved in the community

Still Alice
A moving new film based on Lisa Genova's novel aims to bring an awareness of dementia to a wide audience

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).

Have your say

What did you think of this month's issue? The magazine team would love to hear from you. Please feel free to take part in their survey.

If you prefer, you can email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk or comment on this thread.

Thanks everyone :)
 

HarrietD

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April issue out now!

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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

Staying connected
In some areas, there are few opportunities to meet other people with dementia. Meet one woman who is determined to stay connected despite one local group coming to an end

Fight for sight
Hospital can be a confusing place, especially if a person with dementia is unable to see

Here's my card
A London hospital trust is giving carers of people with dementia greater access to wards

More than a million
Through the Dementia Friends initiative, more people than ever are learning about dementia and how they can make a difference

Swallowing problems
How speech and language therapists can help people who have problems swallowing

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).

Have your say

What did you think of this month's issue? The magazine team would love to hear from you. Please feel free to take part in their survey.

If you prefer, you can email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk or comment on this thread.

Thanks everyone, and happy reading :)
 

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May issue out now

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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

Making the links
Using the experience of being diagnosed to help build dementia-friendly communities

Brand recognition
How a different-looking pill can cause confusion even with the same active ingredient

You live and learn
People with dementia share their experiences through visits to local schools

Moving magic
Dance sessions set up by a physiotherapist bring people with dementia together in Cumbria

Become a reviewer
People affected by dementia review our publications to ensure that they're relevant and useful

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).

Have your say

What did you think of this month's issue? We'd love to hear your thoughts - you can comment on this thread, or email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

Thanks everyone :)
 

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June issue out now

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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

Ken's got talent
Expressing yourself and raising awareness about dementia at the same time - Julie Penfold meets a musical man who has been auditioning for TV talent shows

By your side
A new service, Side by Side, is being piloted to help people with dementia do what they enjoy

The search for care
Choosing the best care home for someone can be a long and painstaking process

Local reps
Become a local representative so Alzheimer's Society can be active in every community

Mouth-watering
A beautiful book full of appetising food and nutrition ideas for people with dementia

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).

Have your say

What did you think of this month's issue? We'd love to hear your thoughts - you can comment on this thread, or email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

Thanks everyone - I hope you enjoy this month's issue :)
 

HarrietD

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July issue out now

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

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

Carry on caring
How to maintain friendships after someone with dementia moves into residential care

Reaching out
Sharing feelings after a dementia diagnosis and being willing to ask for help when it is needed

Support that works
Research is identifying how employers can help people with dementia stay in work for longer

Read all about it
A range of books on prescription can help people with dementia and their carers

Deferred payments
Delaying payments may avoid having to sell a property immediately to pay for care

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).

Have your say

What did you think of this month's issue? We'd love to hear your thoughts - you can comment on this thread, or email the magazine team at magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

Thanks everyone :)
 

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October/November issue out now

Our magazine features the latest news, features, tips and advice for carers and people with dementia, book reviews, updates on dementia research and articles highlighting good practice in dementia care, plus readers' letters.

As you can see below, the team has recently given the magazine an exciting refresh :)

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

Make a date
A calendar designed to help keep track of dates as dementia progresses is now available to all

Joy's world
One woman shares her determination to create communities that are more dementia-friendly

A better stay
Supporting people with dementia and carers before, during and after a stay in hospital

Play for today
Using drama to raise awareness about dementia among South Asian communities

Winning poems
The winners of our poetry competition 2015, chosen by our panel and judge Gillian Clarke

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

Your answers - falling out of bed

On p26, you'll also find the new feature 'Your answers' showcasing contributions from some of you who commented on >this thread<

We asked for tips on how to support someone with dementia who keeps falling out of bed, and were really pleased with the wide range of helpful and supportive replies from you all.

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Have your say

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Thanks everyone - happy reading!
 
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