It happens to us all eventually - forgetting what day it is, looking for your car keys and inexplicably finding them in the fridge, conversations with phrases such as 'you know, the thingy...' because you can't quite remember the word for the thingy you are talking about.
Of course, such lapses are not always an indicator of dementia - we all lead busy lives and often are just working on autopilot. But what are the causes of confusion in your patients?
In this article, Sue explains how a few simple steps helped her mother to overcome her confusion.
The Victorians knew how to do a good death. Mourning was almost an art form. Professional mourner was a legitimate career option, bodies were kept at home prior to the funeral, and Queen Victoria made black clothing and retreating to one's country pile de rigeur.
Over the last 150 years or so, society's attitude to death has changed. It's almost a taboo subject.
In this article, Frank Booth explains why we should all be talking about it.