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Possible Reasons For Dementia Wandering

Possible Reasons For Dementia Wandering

Dementia causes people to lose their ability to recognize familiar places. It’s common for a person living with dementia to wander or become lost or confused about their location. Six in 10 people living with dementia will wander at least once; many do so repeatedly....

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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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