Category: Dementia

How can we encourage someone with dementia when they’re in hospital?

Hospital can be discombobulating for any patient, but those living with dementia find it even more disconcerting. Dr Jennifer Bute, a senior GP who has been living with dementia for 14 years, shares on this Zoom from professional and personal experience. And Louise Morse describes the one thing that physiotherapists say is usually missing, that is vital to their good care.

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Dementia
Louise Morse

Never mind the roses – smell the wild rhubarb!

Losing a sense of smell has been shown in studies going back to 2017 an indicator that the person is developing dementia, and following the principle of ‘use it or lose it’, Louise Morse intends to exercise her capacity by smelling the new wild rhubarb disinfectant spray.

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Dementia
Louise Morse

The mystery in you

What is happening when someone with deep dementia, whose brain scans show significant damage, becomes lucid for a while again, with all the faculties he’d apparently lost? We are more than the sum of our parts.

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Dementia
Louise Morse

Feeling all at sea?

Feeling all at sea is how memory loss can feel – and husbands or wives who can’t visit their other halves in care homes because of the Covid crisis. The Bible has a verse to reflect on to bring peace.

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