New e-book for Dementia carers

Currently working on an update to my article on Dementia and Alzheimer’s, that is fast turning into an e-book. It is for carers and comes in 3 parts:

1. Increase your understanding of a relative’s behaviours. Understand more about how they your memory works and how someone’s behaviour can make perfect sense to them, whilst being very confusing and frustrating to a carer.

2. Keep yourself healthy whilst looking after a relative, by learning new energetic skills. This is so important, carers give such amazing service and have little help to maintain their health in an often stressful environment.

3. Find out how you can help your relatives using these skills and more. This is a smorgasbord of non intrusive skills you can learn easily and find those that work best for your relative at their stage.

I should love to talk with people who have personal experience, you are the experts.  There is so much that people can share that will help others. Please leave your comments below about what you have found that helps improve quality of life and what you would like to understand better.

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About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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1 Response to New e-book for Dementia carers

  1. Kate Burton says:

    Hi Olive, I have personal experience of caring for my elderly mother with Alzheimer’s and will happily share experience with you. (mail me at to fix to chat.) What has helped most? Lots of patience, acceptance, humour, recognising the grief, getting practical help, letting go emotionally, sound advice and support from a wonderful coach who runs care homes, talking to others who’ve been there. Contacting Dementia UK. Reading ‘Contented Dementia’ by Oliver James and ‘Still Alice’ a novel by Lisa Genova. Above all, honouring my mother’s amazing capabilities in handling the condition.

    In answer to your question. I’d really like to understand better what it’s like for her and what makes a difference for her. Also a checklist of what I needed to consider would have been helpful at the start of the journey. And of course, reminders on how to stay healthy yourself when the first priority tends to revolve around keeping someone else safe and well.

    Your book will be really useful, I’m sure. Best wishes, Kate

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