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NHS worker shares personal experience of dementia

“I visited him every day and the staff were fantastic at involving me in his care. I was able to bath him and help with interventions. I am grateful I was given the space to do this. I felt like I was my husband’s voice and lifeline. I was able to explain to the staff about the things he liked, didn’t like and his habits and I was so impressed how much they took on board and tailored their care to suit him.’

After a brief trial living back at home, Graham had to go back into hospital while things were put in place for him to return home permanently. This time he was taken to the dementia unit at Salvington Lodge. Unfortunately, it was during this time that Graham contracted pneumonia and passed away on February 14, 1999.

“I took some time then with my children but after a while decided I needed to go back to work,” said Maria. “I went for a job as a care assistant but it was fulltime and realised I would be only able to work a couple of shifts a week.

What is the point of this?

From Times OnlineDecember 22, 2008

GPs will be trained to spot dementia
Every GP will be trained to spot the early signs of dementia under government plans to improve the quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s disease.

The point of it is to make sure that they all know about dementia

This doesn't answer the question directly but may help in the fight against Alzheimers and Dementia. A study carried out in the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne discovered that the drinking of green or black teacan improve memory loss and could have