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How Can Live-In Care Help My Elderly Relative?

At Cera, we can provide your loved one with round-the-clock support through a tailored and personalised live-in care package. If your relative is elderly, they may be suffering from a condition that impacts their ability to remain independent and live their life as they once did. Whether they have dementia, Alzheimer’s, have had a stroke,… Continue reading

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A Guide to Multiple Sclerosis: Your Questions Answered

It’s estimated that there are around 100,000 people in the UK with multiple sclerosis (MS), with 5,000 people newly diagnosed with the condition annually. To understand exactly what MS is and how it can potentially impact your loved one, it’s important to have as much information as possible. To assist, we’ve answered your most frequent… Continue reading

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What Causes a Stroke?

It is thought that there are up to 1.2 million stroke survivors currently living in the UK, whilst the care of people that have suffered a stroke continues to cost both the NHS and the economy billions of pounds every year. But what causes a stroke and is there anything to be done to minimise… Continue reading

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Activities That Improve the Mental Fitness of the Elderly

One of the most difficult aspects of caring for an elderly relative can be witnessing changes and declines in their mental fitness. This doesn’t have to be inevitable, however. Regular mental, physical, and social stimulation can help elderly loved ones to stay focused and mentally sharp for longer, ensuring that they can continue to enjoy… Continue reading

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What healthy eating plans should my elderly parents be following?

Eating a healthy diet is important at all life stages, but particularly as we get older. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), most of the diseases people suffer in older age, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis, are caused by poor diet. A healthy eating plan, combined with exercise, can help an… Continue reading

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How do I arrange home care?

If a loved one, or someone close to you, is still in their own home, but has begun to struggle with daily tasks, or is suffering from poor health, it may be time to consider their options for care. For many people, their first thought of care is to move their family member to a… Continue reading

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How do I broach the subject of care with my elderly parents?

Broaching the subject of care with your parents will likely not be an easy conversation. Emotions can run high on both sides. They may resent the implication that they can no longer take care of themselves and may feel affronted or ashamed. You might feel guilty that you can’t provide the care that they need.… Continue reading

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Holidays: Considerations When Taking Elderly Relatives

What do I need to think about when taking an elderly relative on holiday? Deciding to take an elderly relative on holiday may sound daunting. Their level of mobility and their care requirements will pose limitations on where you can go and what type of holiday you can have. But with the right preparation and… Continue reading