Living With Alzheimer’s. A Video from NHS Choices.

This video on living with Alzheimer’s gives us a view of what it’s like to live with a person with the disease. It has been produced by NHS Choices.  Living with Alzheimer’s disease can be extremely difficult for both the sufferer and as the carer. This video is viewed from the carers point of view and gives us a great insight on what it’s like.

Stan Lintern has had Alzheimer’s disease for 10 years. He is cared for by his wife Denise, who helped set up the Maidstone branch of the Alzheimer’s Society. She also runs the help line. Last year, she was awarded an MBE for services to her local community. She is a fantastic individual who speaks openly about her experiences.

You can watch Denise talking about her real life experience with her husbands Alzheimer’s disease on the video below.

Help if your living with Alzheimer’s disease.

If you would like to know more information about living with Alzheimer’s & dementia we have a support groups and organisations page. They can help with any questions you may have about Alzheimer’s disease or other type’s of dementia’s. You can find our support groups page here.

Please let us know your thoughts below. Please share your experiences of living with Alzheimer’s disease. It will help other carers understand that they are not alone in caring for somebody with this aweful disease.

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2 comments

  • amy

    what is the name of the thing that his wife used to lift him?

    • Hello and thanks for your enquiry,
      It is called a person hoist. The one in the film is a mobile hoist. There are many kinds and makes of person hoist’s available to rent and buy that can lift a person in and out of the bed, bath or chair. These could be a mobile hoist, a ceiling hoist or a hoist for lifting a person in and out of a car.
      I have left a link below which will give you more information on manufactures that sell and rent these kinds of person lifting hoists and a lot more information about how a person hoist works.

      View the machine here

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