Category Archives: dementia

New Holt-based service offers home respite for dementia carers

23 April 2015

By karen bethell

Home visiting service volunteers Caroline Baker, Bob Chaplow and Pat Cox (front, from left) with (back, from left) Holt and District Dementia Support Group chairman Wendy Richley and home visiting service co-ordinator Eleanor Sidgwick. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A new respite service for carers of people with dementia

A new respite service for carers of people with dementia has been launched at Holt, following the success of a weekly drop-in support group opened last year in St Andrew’s Church meeting room.

Talking about sexual issues and dementia

Julia Medew

Photo: Wayne Taylor

As dementia slowly took over Anne Fairhall’s husband’s brain during his 50s and 60s, his personality changed in many unexpected ways.

The normally diplomatic academic and senior executive started losing his temper while driving his car and, on a few occasions, lashed out at Anne in public for no good reason.

The made-in-Wales app that will help people with dementia keep their memories alive

Kathy Barham, founder of Book of You, demonstrates how the app helps people with dementia create their digital life stories