10th October 2019

Caring for Carers: A daughter’s advice on looking after yourself when your loved one has dementia.

I have spent a long time ruminating on this blog. Am I ready to write it? Do I write as a nutritionist: impersonal, generic and evidence-based or do I write as a daughter, going through the myriad of emotions dealing with one parent with dementia and the other parent losing the plot as a full time carer? I don’t think I’m ever going to get it right but I do want to put a metaphorical pen to paper in case this account can help even one person going through something similar. I write therefore as someone who knows about food and nutrition but as someone who knows first-hand the pressures of looking after someone with progressive cognitive decline. There are […]