From choking risks and colouring to Sir Jackie and dementia dirty secrets, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week.
Rachael’s story: ‘It was hard, but it brought unexpected joys and life lessons’
When her partner, Irene, was diagnosed with early-onset dementia, both her and Rachael lived in denial for nearly a year, until a meeting with her GP brought the truth home. Here, she shares her experiences of caring for her…
Click here to read her story.
‘Knowing I’m helping others is humbling’ says Queen of Colouring
We chat to Johanna Basford, creator of a popular range of grown-up colouring books, about how they’re helping those affected by dementia and mental health problems.
Read her interview here.
Sir Jackie Stewart: ‘I don’t want my wife to feel embarrassed’
They were once the golden couple of Formula 1. Now Sir Jackie and Lady Helen Stewart are learning to live with dementia. In the second part of our exclusive interview with Sir Jackie, he reveals how they’re coping.
Read his interview here.
Dementia’s Dirty Secrets #5: The cruel reasons why carers reach breaking point
James Ashwell gives a harrowing insight into how the dementia journey causes a uniquely stressful and complex set of circumstances for carers, leaving many close to despair.
Find out more here.
Scent: A conversation starter in hospitals
Scent expert and dementia carer Linda Harman meets an Admiral nurse who has discovered how effective scent cards can be for people in hospital.
Read more on this here.
Dealing with the risk of choking: advice from a dentist
Unforgettable expert and dentist Dr Raman Bedi provides advice on how good dental hygiene can impact on the risk of choking.
Read his thoughts here.