Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
Sometimes people with Dementia experience hallucinations where they ‘see’ things that may not be there.
James from BDA Scotland has some tips on how to support people with Dementia if they are experiencing hallucinations.
Sometimes a person with dementia will behave in ways that are difficult to understand, more often in the late afternoon or early evening. This is known as ‘Sundowning’.
You will all know what fog is like. I’m sure you will have experienced driving when it has become foggy and difficult to see. Even with your lights on, it can be hard to see very far in front of you and foggy conditions can make you lose confidence as a driver.
Every day this week, we will be sharing carers’ stories of their journey of caring for a loved one with dementia.
For any person going through the experience of caring for someone with Dementia, it’s so important to share your experiences with others. In today’s video, BDA Scotland’s Community Development Manager, Avril Hepner, chats to Carolyn Nabarro-Denmark about her experience of being a carer and the useful information she picked up along the way.