Is This The Signs of Dementia?
People with elderly friends and relatives often have questions. If you suspect your loved-one might be showing signs of dementia or simply need reassurance, Arlene Cawthorne would be pleased to answer them. Simply go to the form on the main page of the website and send her your question. Please ensure to include your contact details for Arlene’s reply.
Where Do I Start?
I think my loved-one is showing signs of dementia, what can I do to understand better what is happening?
Diagnosed with Dementia, What now?
Once a loved-one is diagnosed with dementia the first step is to get as much help as possible and get the person’s affairs in order while there is still time.
Why Does My Loved-one Get Lost in Familiar Places?
The first time someone get’s lost in their own home where they’ve lived for years can be quite scary! People with dementia can get lost in very familiar places, even in their own home,
Someone is Stealing From Me!
It’s shocking the first time your loved one accuses you of stealing, even though the missing item may have no real value.
Why is my Loved-One Lying?
Sometimes it seems as though a person with dementia is telling lies. Perhaps they make up stories or re-write history.
Why Can’t My Loved One Find Things?
It is very common for someone with dementia to have trouble finding things around the house. Even very familiar items like the coffee pot or the butter in the refrigerator.
My Loved-One Can’t Seem to Hold a Normal Conversation.
Very soon after a diagnosis of dementia it is common to lose the ability to hold a normal conversation. It’s usually easier just to go with the flow rather than making it into a big deal.
Why Can’t My Loved-ne Complete a Simple Task?
Even very simple familiar tasks can become very difficult for a dementia patient. Everyday household tasks can become challenging.
My Loved One can No Longer Compromise.
The ability to compromise even about seemingly insignificant things can be impossible for a person with dementia. The most mild mannered and agreeable people may become argumentative.
Why Does My Loved-One’s Memory Vary?
Early on in the process, dementia will often cause your loved-one’s memory to be variable. One day their memory will be poor, the next day it can be almost normal.
Why Can My Loved-One Not Judge the Passage of time?
It’s sometimes difficult for someone with dementia to judge the passage of time accurately. They might not be able to discern whether something happened an hour ago, or last week.