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Early onset dementia: living at home with nursing support

In this video we meet Jim and Janet Swift, both keen travellers until Janet was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 58. Jim's account of their experience illustrates the widespread effect of a very rapid deterioration, and explores the sense of loss and loneliness that can be part of the caring role. His account also highlights the need for skilled, experienced support for carers – in this case provided by an Admiral Nurse - together with access to regular breaks from the caring role. This film was previously available under the title 'Rapidly declining early-onset dementia: living at home with nursing support'.

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Type of Reference
Social care institute for excellence
Resource Database
Social care online
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Reprint Edition
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10 minutes 17 seconds