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Covid-19 and Dementia

Covid-19 and Dementia

Experts say it is likely that dementia does not increase the risk for COVID-19, just like dementia does not increase the risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviours, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk. For...

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Read the latest STRiDE Newsletter

Read the latest STRiDE Newsletter

The STRiDE project’s full title is Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries. The project will run for 4 years - it launched in 2018 and will end in December 2021. The project is funded by the UK Research Council - Global Challenges Research Fund....

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Choosing a suitable home

Choosing a suitable home

This worksheet acts as a simple guideline for people considering admission to a retirement home or to a frail care centre for either themselves or someone they love and care for. Emphasis is on the practical considerations. You are, however, encouraged to look at the...

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Dressing and personal care

Dressing and personal care

Your approach to personal care should always take full account of the feelings and dignity of the person you are helping. People with dementia cannot always tell you if they feel embarrassed. Personal care must be given to the individual; it's not just a matter of...

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Washing and Bathing

Washing and Bathing

Most adults like to wash on their own when no-one is around to watch them. When looking after people with dementia, you need to remember this and only help as much as you have to. It is important to respect their need to be on their own and let them wash themselves...

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