Nov 26, 2018

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The emotional rollercoaster of living with dementia (Part 2)

The emotional rollercoaster of living with dementia (Part 2)

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Living with dementia on by : Giulia Melchiorre

Last week I tried to tackle the difficult topic of emotional changes that people with dementia often experience. In this blog I will discuss the impact that changes in emotional experiences can have on daily life and share a few ..

Nov 19, 2018

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The emotional rollercoaster of living with dementia (Part 1)

The emotional rollercoaster of living with dementia (Part 1)

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Living with dementia on by : Giulia Melchiorre

How we interact and bond with others is significantly influenced by how we are feeling during that moment in time. Our emotions shape how we experience each day. This is also true for people with dementia who not only have ..

Sep 24, 2018

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Lost for words: Communication breakdown in dementia

Lost for words: Communication breakdown in dementia

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Living with dementia on by : Giulia Melchiorre

What is communication? When we think of communication we may believe it is the same as language or speech. However, it is much more than that. Communication combines language, attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language to pass ..

Sep 3, 2018

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Who am I? Self-awareness in dementia

Who am I? Self-awareness in dementia

Posted in : All, Living with dementia, Research on by : Giulia Melchiorre

Who am I? What am I good at? Where do my weaknesses lie? Those are just some of the questions that self-awareness helps us answer. We all have a view of ourselves but how others view us can differ significantly ..

Aug 14, 2018

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Understanding what it means to have dementia: An introduction

Understanding what it means to have dementia: An introduction

Posted in : All, Living with dementia on by : Giulia Melchiorre

Everyone’s experience of dementia is different and we can by no means expect to fully understand how someone with dementia is feeling, what they are thinking or what they are experiencing. But what we can do is to try and ..

Aug 2, 2018

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Self-care rituals

Self-care rituals

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

  – the last bit of our wee self-care for carers series –  Cultures, communities and even some families have their own rituals. These tend to have a social bonding purpose and can be charged with a symbolic meaning – ..

Jul 25, 2018

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Be kind to yourself

Be kind to yourself

After finishing University I found myself in a position, where I had so many choices to make, but no idea of what I wanted to do. In high school I had always envisioned that it would be easy to fall ..

Jul 19, 2018

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What worked in the past?

What worked in the past?

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

Trusting your own wisdom when applying grounding practices When it comes to self-care, we know ourselves better than anyone else does. Relying on our own wisdom that stems from our prior experiences with grounding, coping and helpful distractions is empowering, ..

Jul 3, 2018

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One day at a time

One day at a time

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

Relying on the principle ’one day at a time’ makes it easier to cope with difficulties coming our way and also allows us to prioritize our self-care practices. Aligning your daily tasks and self-care – one day at a time ..

Jun 25, 2018

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Perspectives of dementia in Latin America: Bolivia

Perspectives of dementia in Latin America: Bolivia

I have been travelling through Bolivia for the past month, and before coming here, I knew very little about this South American country. It is not a country that is much discussed in Europe, yet, I think the case study ..