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 […]

What Does It Feel Like To Have Dementia?

This article was originally written and published by HelloCare. Caring for someone living with dementia isn’t always easy – it can be frustrating, overwhelming and even, at times, frightening. Though every case of dementia is different, the changes that take place in a person’s brain when they have dementia can have a range of effects, […]

How to Cope with the Pressures of Caregiving

While caring for a loved one is very rewarding, the demands of caregiving can be overwhelming. Carers often experience feelings of being in over their head or having little control over the situation. This can cause a significant amount of stress for the caregiver, taking a toll on their health, relationships, and state of mind. […]