Marg Ryan

Margaret Ryan

Head of Dementia Services, Bupa

As Head of Dementia Services, Margaret Ryan leads Bupa Care Homes in the delivery of “Person First” - Bupa’s global approach to the care and support of each person living with dementia. This approach is realised throughout Bupa’s business strategy and primarily involves developing and embedding Person First projects; including innovative learning programs and sustainability in each home. Marg has also completed a Masters in Dementia Studies with Bradford University.
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Articles by Margaret

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Signs of dementia

If you’re worried you or a loved one may be experiencing some of the early signs of dementia, this article might help.  Here you’ll find information… read more

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Margaret Ryan 31 Aug 17 Dementia
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What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer’s disease affects around 20 per cent of people in Australia who are 85 or older. But what is Alzheimer’s disease, what are the symptoms,… read more

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Margaret Ryan 31 Aug 17 Dementia
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Dementia test

How can you test for dementia? Here, we look at how dementia is diagnosed. 

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 31 Aug 17 Dementia
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End of life planning for people with dementia

If your loved one has dementia, how do you create an end-of-life plan that accounts for their wishes? We look at the challenges and benefits involved.

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 01 Mar 16 Dementia
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Emerging treatments for dementia

We look at some new and emerging research into treatments for dementia.

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 08 Dec 15 Dementia
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Helping children understand dementia

Bupa Aged Care homes are trying to educate children and teenagers about dementia and break down some of the barriers and stigmas that may be… read more

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Margaret Ryan 09 Nov 15 Dementia
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Putting the 'Person First' in dementia care

Bupa’s ‘Person First’ approach to care guides everything we do. Margaret Ryan, Bupa’s Head of Dementia, explains why and how we do this.

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 05 Aug 15 Considering care
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Dementia with Lewy bodies

We answer your questions about dementia with Lewy bodies.

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Margaret Ryan 10 Jun 15 Dementia
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What are the different types of dementia?

We look at some common types of dementia.

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Margaret Ryan 10 Jun 15 Dementia
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Vascular dementia

We look at the symptoms and treatment of vascular dementia.

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 10 Jun 15 Dementia
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What is dementia?

We answer some common questions about dementia: What is dementia? How is dementia diagnosed? What are the symptoms?

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 10 Jun 15 Dementia
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Your dementia questions answered

There can be a lot of confusion surrounding dementia. Here we answer some of the most common questions.

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Margaret Ryan 14 May 15 Dementia
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Simple tips for talking to someone with dementia

There are a few simple things you can do to better communicate with someone living with dementia. 

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 08 Apr 15 Keep connected
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Minimising your loved ones' risk of falls

Are your parents getting older and more prone to falling? Here are some tips to help them safely manage daily life.

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Margaret Ryan 06 Apr 15 Stay independent
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How to choose a care home for your loved one

We help you choose a care home for your loved one by giving you some tips on things to look out for.

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 06 Apr 15 Considering care
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Maintaining close bonds

Some tips on how to maintain your relationship with a loved one who has dementia.

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 02 Apr 15 Carer support

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