Dementia together magazine has great competition and giveaway prizes in every issue. See what’s up for grabs in this issue and enter online.

Competition prizes

In the December 2019/January 2020 issue of Dementia together magazine, we two competitions  and a book giveaway, but these are all now closed to entries.

We'll have more in the next magazine though, so check back in February!

CLOSED: Win a copy of Toffee by Sarah Crossan

We have a copy of Toffee, by Sarah Crossan, for five winners drawn from entries quoting ‘Toffee’ that we receive by 15 December 2019.

CLOSED: Win Nilaqua towel-off shampoo and body wash

We have one Nilaqua towel-off shampoo and one body wash (200ml each) for five winners drawn from correct entries received by 5 January 2020.

Just choose the right answer to the following question.

‘Shampooing’ is believed to have been introduced to the UK in 1814 by:

  • A) Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon. 
  • B) Monsieur Champagne, coiffeur to the Queen of Poland. 
  • C) Entrepreneur Sake Dean Mahomed and his wife Jane Daly.

CLOSED: Win a Precious Petzzz

We have a Precious Petzzz – either a cat or a dog – for two lucky winners drawn from correct entries that we receive by 12 January 2020.

Just choose the right answer to the following question.

Out of all adults in the UK, according to veterinary charity PDSA:

  • A) 2% own a dog and 94% own a cat. 
  • B) 26% own a dog and 24% own a cat. 
  • C) 86% own a dog and 14% own a cat.

Terms and conditions for competitions and giveaways

Competitions are free to enter and open to residents, aged 16 and over, of the UK, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Winners will be drawn randomly from entries received by midnight on the end date and results are final. Winners will be notified soon after and announced in the following issue. Prizes are subject to availability, and will be sent by Alzheimer’s Society or our supplier.

Dementia together magazine: Dec 19/Jan 20

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Hi
How can I obtain a copy of 'Extreme Caring' I cared for my Mum for four years. She got Vascular Dementia when she was 97 until she was 102 years of age. My Mum died in 2012. Now my husband has Mix/Alzheimer's & Dementia and I'm caring for him at home. I would like to know more about 'how to care' to KNOW that I'm doing OK for him.
Sincerely

Myrna CARR

Hello Myrna,
Thanks for getting in touch.
It looks like you can obtain a copy of this book directly from the publishers, Destinworld Publishing. Here's a link: https://destinworld.com/product/extreme-caring-you-have-to-go-on/
Our expert advisers are able to provide information and support via the National Dementia Helpline - they can help to answer any questions you have about caring for your husband. The number is 0300 222 11 22 - more details about opening hours are here: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/national-dementia-helpline
We hope this helps.
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Alzheimer's Society blog team

My father is said to have slight dementia and medication..

What does this mean?

Thanks for getting in touch, Calvin. We're sorry to hear this news about your father.
Please feel free to contact us for information about dementia, support and advice by calling 0333 150 3456 to speak with a trained Dementia Adviser. We are open seven days a week (9:00am to 8:00pm Monday – Wednesday, 9.00am to 5.00pm Thursday and Friday and 10:00am to 4:00pm weekends).
Dementia Talking Point is our online community for anyone affected by dementia. Ask questions, get information and share practical tips with others who understand. To join, visit: alzheimers.org.uk/talkingpoint
We hope this helps.
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Alzheimer's Society blog team

I have been diagnosed with early dementia I live alone with my 4 dogs
Is there anything I should do to help myself

Hello Audrey,
Thank you for your comment. We're very sorry to hear about your diagnosis.
Firstly, we'd recommend calling one of our friendly Helpline advisers. They're able to help answer any questions you may have, and provide you with information and support that's relevant to your situation. The number is 0300 222 11 22 - more details about opening hours are here: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/national-dementia-helpline
Additionally, you may benefit from talking with other people who are affected by dementia. Learn more about Dementia Talking Point, our online community: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-talking-point-our-on…
In the meantime, we'd recommend getting a copy of The dementia guide. It is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia. Learn more about dementia and the treatments, support and services available. You'll find information about how you can live as well as possible with dementia and about making plans for the future: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/publications-about-dementia/the-dementia-…
We really hope this helps, Audrey.
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Alzheimer's Society blog team

My mother has mixed dementia and is also blind, my 90 year old dad is her main carer. It is so sad to see mums deterioration with this dreadful disease. Are there any activities for her in her home that anyone can suggest as she is still very energetic and independent she hates going out and refuses to go anywhere like Age UK dementia cafes etc. I live 10 minutes away. Both my parents are very independent and and mum walks all the time around the house, I have blocked off upstairs and now micromanage them downstairs but she still wants to walk all the time. I have bought her many walking aids which she refuses to use and she has had a couple of falls recently resulting in A&E attendances. I have arranged respite for her several times in a local care home and she just wants to go home I and have arranged a carer twice a week to give dad and mum a break and change of scenery but is is heart wrenching to see them like this. If mum had some sort of activity it would really help. I have asked social services and the RNIB but they are not very helpful, if anyone has a similar situation I would love to hear from you. Thank you we are all trying to help our beloved parents, its a form of role reversal.

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