Building a better life with dementia

by Elyse Couch

Anne’s body was tilting further and further forwards. I could see her nose getting closer to the stage in front of her, and I wasn’t the only one who had noticed. Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, who were on stage talking about Richard’s new book, were eyeing her nervously. Eventually, I realised that Anne was sound asleep. I jumped out of my seat at the side of the room and gently pushed her sleeping body upright in her chair. The talk carried on and Anne continued to sleep.

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Young-onset dementia care is inadequate – but how can we improve it?

by Clarissa Giebel

Young-onset dementia (YOD) affects approximately 40,000 people in the UK alone. If someone has a diagnosis of dementia, and is below 65 years of age, they are diagnosed with YOD. But that doesn’t mean it only happens to people in their 60s. There are people diagnosed with YOD at all ages, including in their 40s, 30s and even 20s in extreme cases.

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Parenting with mental health

by Abby Dunn

My son rolled around on the floor kicking the door with all his might – considerable for a person less than a metre in height. At two years old he was hell-bent on ruling the family. As he exerted his will with fierce determination (to eat lollies for breakfast, to not wear shoes, to get on a train RIGHT NOW) I found myself becoming less and less measured in my responses.
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