Dear Doctor, Should I use coconut oil as mouthwash?

Dear Doctor, Should I use coconut oil as mouthwash?

I love coconut but coconut oil ... solid coconut oil... gross! Well, at least at first it was. A hard lump of oil, that doesn't melt in the mouth quickly, is like the fruit pastille challenge! Anyone remember that advert? But back to coconut oil, I have heard lots of people rave about it's benefits for oral hygiene, fresher breath and teeth whitening. I'll admit the prospect of a natural solution to whiter teeth is what really got me interested. So, I decided to give it a try....

Dear Doctor, I think my Grandma has Dementia… part two

Dear Doctor, I think my Grandma has Dementia… part two

So we are a year or two into the dementia drama now. (Read part 1 first if you haven't already). We still didn't know how best to handle my Grandma and it was hard, but not as hard as what was to come. If only we had known what to expect and how to act with her, those precious months could have been so different....

Dear Doctor, I think my Grandma has Dementia?

Dear Doctor, I think my Grandma has Dementia?

Today is cupcake day with Alzheimer's society! Today is also the day I talk about my experience of Alzheimer's disease. We all have elderly relatives who have become more forgetful or confused but Alzheimer's is more than just getting old. It can completely take your loved ones away from you right in front of your eyes. I remember when my Grandma started to show signs of Alzheimer's I was in College at the time...