Category: Dementia

What dementia teaches us about ourselves

In an odd paradox, looking at the effects of dementia helps reveal how we are made in the image of God, because we are more than the sum of our parts. Discussing God’s design and how He cares for us can be affirming and even bring joy.

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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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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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