Alzheimer's Society Podcast



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  • Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare - Alzheimer's Society podcast March 2016

    09/03/2016 Duración: 17min

    A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal tool that allows you to appoint someone to make certain decisions on your behalf. A health and welfare LPA allows the attorney to make decisions on your behalf about your health and welfare, if there comes a time when you are unable to make these decisions for yourself. In this edition of the podcast we discuss Health and Welfare LPA and the Your answers to the question 'What to do if a person with dementia leave a shop without paying for goods?'.

  • Hospital discharge and NHS continuing healthcare - Alzheimer's Society podcast December 2015

    07/12/2015 Duración: 15min

    Hospital discharge is the term used when a person leaves hospital once they are sufficiently recovered. People with dementia usually need further long-term help after leaving hospital, and some may move into a care home. Others need support in their own home or in the home of a relative or friend. In this edition of the podcast we discuss the hospital discharge process and NHS continuing healthcare.

  • Dementia, 'sectioning' and The Mental Health Act 1983 - Alzheimer's Society podcast October 2015

    06/10/2015 Duración: 16min

    If health professionals think that a person with dementia is behaving in a way that places their health at risk or is a danger to themselves or others, they can be detained in hospital under section 2 of the Mental Health Act so that they can be assessed. This process is often known as ‘sectioning’ or 'being sectioned' and is often a challenging time for the person with dementia and their families. As the term sectioning often has negative connotations in this podcast we will be referring to the process of placing someone under a section of the Mental Health act. In this edition of the podcast Hannah speask to Helpline Adviser Emma about the Mental Health Act, guardianship and after-care services.

  • Criminal scams and dementia - Alzheimer's Society podcast August 2015

    03/08/2015 Duración: 07min

    Criminal gangs target older people by phone, letter and email. Common cons include bogus foreign lotteries, miracle health cures, fake prize draw wins and investment opportunities. In this edition of the podcast Helpline Coordinator Angelo talks about how people with dementia can fall prey to these types of scams, how to report them and what can be done to prevent them happening.

  • Our commercial, dementia on film - Alzheimer's Society podcast June 2015

    01/06/2015 Duración: 04min

    For the first time ever, Alzheimer’s Society is running an advertising campaign to make people more aware of the Society and how we can support people affected by dementia. In this edition of the podcast we hear from Ray Castleton, the actor who portrayed the Grandfather character in our new commercial he tells us about his personal experience of dementia, what it was like on set and the challenges of playing someone with the condition.

  • Join dementia research - Alzheimer's Society podcast April 2015

    07/04/2015 Duración: 06min

    Join dementia research is a new service which allows people to register their interest in taking part in dementia research. It helps people with dementia, their carers, or anyone interested in dementia research to be matched to studies taking place in their area.

  • Dementia and safety in the home - Alzheimer's Society podcast February 2015

    02/02/2015 Duración: 11min

    Many people with dementia want to live at home for as long as possible. Often, this is with support from others. However, it can be difficult managing everyday situations if you have dementia, particularly as the dementia progresses and you get older. In this edition of the podcast Helpline adviser Colette talks about some of the safety issues faced by people with dementia at home and ways to deal with them.

  • The progression of dementia - Alzheimer's Society podcast

    01/12/2014 Duración: 16min

    The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes. In this episode of the podcast Hannah speaks to helpline supervisor Kim about the progression of the different types of dementia. Please note that towards the end of this podcast we discuss the later stages of dementia which might be upsetting for some listeners.

  • Dementia in hospitals and care homes: this is me - Alzheimer's Society podcast October 2014

    06/10/2014 Duración: 07min

    Receiving professional care in a hospital or care home can be stressful, especially for people living with dementia. In this episode of the podcast we speak to Helpline Adviser Sandra about ‘This is me’ a helpful resource for people with dementia who are receiving professional care. We talk about how for a professional, knowing a little bit more about someone can make it easier to take a person centered approach to care and make a person’s stay in a hospital or care home more pleasant.

  • Personal care: Washing - Alzheimer's Society podcast August 2014

    31/07/2014 Duración: 08min

    As a person's dementia progresses, they will need more help with everyday activities such as washing and bathing. For most adults, washing is a personal and private activity and so it can be hard to adjust to this change. In this episode of the podcast we discuss helping a person with dementia with personal care.

  • Personal care: Incontinence - Alzheimer's Society podcast August 2014

    31/07/2014 Duración: 07min

    Difficulties with using the toilet, accidents and incontinence can all be problems for people with dementia, particularly as the condition progresses. These problems can be upsetting for the person and for those around them. In this episode of the podcast we talk about dealing with toilet problems and a incontinence as well as the changing dynamics for carers when the needs of a person with dementia increase.

  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and dementia - Alzheimer's Society Podcast June 2014

    30/05/2014 Duración: 08min

    The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law that protects and supports people who do not have the ability to make decisions for themselves. This could be due to a learning disability, or a mental health problem or condition such as dementia. In this edition of the podcast we look at how the act can affect the lives of those living with dementia.

  • Isolation and finding support online, Jan and David's story - Alzheimer's Society Podcast June 2013

    11/04/2014 Duración: 05min

    When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia it is common for those closest to them to feel isolated and in need of some extra support and guidance. In this edition of the podcast I speak to Jan who discovered the benefits of an online forum when she signed up to Talking Point soon after her husband's diagnosis.

  • Dementia and Lasting Power of Attorney - Alzheimer's Society Podcast October 2013

    11/04/2014 Duración: 08min

    A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal tool that allows you to appoint someone to make decisions about your finances and or health and welfare when you are no longer able to. In this edition of the podcast I speak to Alzheimer's Society information officer Sam about what a Lasting Power of Attorney is and why you might consider making one.

  • Dementia: Planning your care for the future - Alzheimer's Society Podcast August 2013

    11/04/2014 Duración: 07min

    There are a number of things you can do to plan for your care in the future. In this edition of the podcast we look at advanced decisions, advanced statements and making your care wishes known ahead of time

  • Dementia and Enduring Power of Attorney in Northern Ireland - Alzheimer's Society

    11/04/2014 Duración: 07min

    When a person with dementia is no longer able to manage their own finances, there are several things they can do to ensure they are well taken care of. In this edition of the podcast we explain Enduring Power of Attorney, the processes involved in Northern Ireland.

  • Dementia and driving- Alzheimer's Society Podcast April 2014

    17/03/2014 Duración: 07min

    Someone who is diagnosed with dementia may be able to continue driving for some time. However, they must fulfil certain legal requirements. As the person's dementia progresses, they will reach a point where they can no longer drive safely and must stop driving. Many people find this very difficult to accept. In this episode of the podcast I speak to National Dementia Helpline advisor Angelo about the legal process and how to deal with the sometimes difficult situation.

  • Diagnosing dementia: My relative won't go to the doctor - Alzheimer's Society Podcast February 2014

    29/01/2014 Duración: 07min

    It's not uncommon for people to not want to go to the doctor. They may think there is nothing wrong or they may be aware of a problem but want it to go away. Unfortunately the problem won't go away and you may want to help your relative visit the doctor to find out what the problem is. In this edition of the podcast we talk about getting a relative to visit the doctor.

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