1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August 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.

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Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Reds, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    540
    Hertfordshire
    Hi,

    Are people with Alzheimer's prone to infections such as chest?

    Why does a temperature make Alzheimer's worse?

    Also skin problems? Even if kept clean.

    Reds
     
  2. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,881
    Female
    South coast
    People in the later stages of dementia are more prone to infections because their immune system is not working properly.
    Infection, inflammation, general anaesthetic, broken bones etc all play havoc with dementia and although the dementia symptoms improve once they recover, it will often progress their dementia. Im not sure that anyone knows exactly why, although there have been some theories.
     
  3. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    540
    Hertfordshire
    Thank you Canary, wondered what people thought generally
     

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