Aggression is a common challenging behaviour seen in dementia patients. Aggressive dementia can manifest in the physical or verbal form. Physically, patients may attack the caregiver. They can hit and throw objects, kick, pinch and scratch, bite and pull hair. Verbally, they may become abusive and curse, yell insults and threaten the caregiver. This behaviour …

elderly parent refusing help
6 tips that can help you to cope if an elderly parent refuses help, including different approaches to care, giving back control, and light-touch tech solutions. How to move forward if an elderly parent refuses help The slow realisation that your elderly parent needs more home help and closer monitoring can be a difficult and wrenching …

What is sundowning? Sundowning and dementia are terms often heard together. Sundowning dementia syndrome, also known as late-day confusion, is characterised by a set of symptoms occurring specifically in the late afternoon or early evening. Simply put, sundowning in dementia patients is unexplained agitation and confusion at a certain time of the day. So, sundowning …

Being a family member of a dementia patient, it may become difficult to decide at what point your loved one needs 24-hours care. Living with dementia patients is not easy. They need constant support, care, and look after. Delivering them safe care is not easy either. At some point, you may feel burn out and …

What is dementia with Lewy bodies?
We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care. 020 3870 4220 Dementia isn’t a single disease, the word describes a set of symptoms that includes problems with memory, reasoning, communication and problem solving. Many people think that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are the same thing, but Alzheimer’s …

Dementia develops when there is progressive damage to the brain. Frontotemporal dementia is the term used to describe a number of different conditions, in which particular areas of the brain are affected leading to characteristic personality and behavioural changes. Frontotemporal dementia is also known as Pick’s disease or frontal lobe dementia The name refers to …

People with dementia, as well as their loved ones, struggle with a variety of problems on a daily basis. The affected person experiences issues with their cognition and memory, which is confusing and frightening, while the family and friends around them need to stay vigilant, caring and attentive. More often than not, dementia comes with …

When a loved one, either from advanced age, injury, or illness, starts showing signs that they may benefit from personalised professional care and support because they are finding it difficult to live on their own, there are a number of options to consider. As to how to give a loved one the specialised attention and …

top care questions
What a private carer is, what they do, the qualities you should look out for, and how you can find a trusted private carer to suit your needs. Many people prefer to look for a private carer rather than using a care agency. Private carers are generally much more affordable, more flexible and allow you …

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