Category: Dementia

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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Dementia
Louise Morse

An extraordinary woman

Did you see ITV West’s news clip of Dr Jennifer Bute?  When I saw it I thought, not for the first time, how easy it would be to assume that she doesn’t really have dementia.

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Dementia
Louise Morse

Stories that show the way through dementia

Yesterday, Dr Jennifer Bute and I were interviewed for a Podcast that’s broadcast from America. (I’ll post the broadcast date when I have it.)This is a Podcast with a difference. It’s based on how stories influence the way people understand various issues in life – in this case, dementia. For instance, do we communicate well with people with dementia, by telling them a story? (It depends on the person and the stage of their dementia.) But we communicate with their care givers and families with stories very well – particularly true stories.

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