World Alzheimer’s Day: Tips for living with dementia
Wednesday 21st September is World Alzheimer’s Day where organisations around the world raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Dementia UK provides carers with online advice through its website and social media channels to help them navigate their way through the daily reality of living with dementia. Giving this digital support to carers is proving to be popular. Here is a selection of some of our recent advice and top tips blog posts, which we hope you find interesting to read. Please feel free to use this content to share with your audience and let us know if you need any further information:
Making the home dementia friendly Making some simple adjustments can make a home more dementia friendly. This not only helps the person with dementia to maintain their independence for longer, but it can minimize distress and frustration so they have a better quality of life.
Tips for eating and drinking with dementia Eating a healthy and balanced diet is important for the physical and mental wellbeing of someone with dementia. These tips make eating and drinking a more positive experience.
Preparing for a hospital visit Hospital visits – planned or in an emergency – can be stressful, especially for someone with dementia and their carer. These tips can help them to prepare.
How to create a my life story Creating a ‘my life story’ can help people with dementia to share their stories and enhance their sense of identity. It can help carers to develop closer relationships and make a positive contribution to the person with dementia’s care.
Tips for children living with dementia Experiencing dementia can be upsetting and unsettling for a child. These tips will help families to explain to children what dementia is while providing coping strategies and tactics.
Managing household duties as a couple Couples living with dementia can work together to manage their household to ensure the person with dementia maintains their sense of identity.