Taking on a caring role for someone living with dementia can also mean a change in relationship as their condition deteriorates.
On 18 June 2021, 50 charities sent an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to keep his promise to amend and fix Britain’s broken social care system.
The pandemic has created an undercurrent of issues for the disabled community, advancing symptoms through isolation. For people living with dementia and their loved ones, the decline has been significant. Emma Storr investigates.
The pandemic has had a lasting impact on people living with dementia, with new NHS figures for England revealing that initial assessments and monitoring for dementia has decreased sharply.
In a time where it was hard to see the positives, three charities highlight the extra support they put in place and what they have learned.
Living with dementia at any time presents everyday challenges for that person and those around them, but coronavirus is making daily life harder for people with dementia.
There are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Providing a beacon of guidance, support, and care is an crucial team of workers: Admiral Nurses. Giving specialist dementia support to families, Admiral Nurse Rachel Murray discusses her role.
Going to Accident and Emergency (A&E) in the hospital is a scary experience. For people living with symptoms of dementia it could even be traumatising. Now, one hospital has built a replica bus stop in their A&E waiting room to calm anxious dementia patients.
Make time for a brew with Dementia UK as part of their ten-year celebration of Time for a Cuppa – supporting specialist dementia nurses.