To #StayHealthyAtHome, we have some tips from the World Health Organization (WHO) about looking after our mental health.
The COVID-19 pandemic means that many of us are staying at home and sitting down more than we usually do. It’s hard for a lot of us to do the sort of exercise we normally do and it’s even harder for people who don’t usually do a lot of physical exercise.
You might see a Deaf person living with dementia having hallucinations or becoming agitated and confused and assume that this is as a result of dementia. That is not always the case, as this behaviour could also be caused by a Urinary Tract Infection, also known as UTI.
In the interest of the safety of our staff, and of the Deaf community we will be closing our offices across the UK from Monday 23rd March.
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’.