Caring for someone living with dementia isn’t always easy - it can be frustrating, overwhelming and even, at times, frightening.
Though every case of dementia is different, the changes that take place in a person’s brain when they have dementia can have a range of effects, including apathy, depression, sadness, anger, agitation, confusion, or even aggression.
Dementia also changes a person’s senses, their hearing, sight, taste, smell and sense of touch.
Some of the challenges you may be experiencing caring...
Sue Silcox revels in finding ways to empower those caring for our ageing population, including the challenges that dementia brings. Through BrainSparks and as the Director of Operations of AGE-u-cate, she helps families, communities and caregivers understand and deal with the day-to-day challenges of dementia by sharing simple, practical programs such as Dementia Live, Ageless Grace, and Compassionate Touch.