What is Sundowning in Dementia?

People with dementia sometimes become more confused, restless or agitated later in the afternoon or in the early evening. They may become more demanding, upset or suspicious and can sometimes even see or hear things that aren’t real, particularly at night. For some people with dementia, their attention span and concentration can become more limited […]

Sharing the Care Load with Siblings

Providing care for an ageing or ill parent can put a significant strain on sibling relationships. A survey commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Association found that more than half (61%) of carers felt that they didn’t get the support they needed from their siblings and it affected their relationship. In an ideal situation, caregiving gives siblings the opportunity […]