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Caring for the elderly in hot weather

Many welcome the hot weather, however for some, the recent heat waves may prove difficult and even dangerous. Below details information about those who are at most risk of heat-related health problems, and advice on how to deal with issues that might arise, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The elderly, those with chronic… Continue reading

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Funding your relative’s care

It is likely that your relative will need to contribute at least a proportion of their care costs. They may not qualify for local authority funding, or want to ‘top-up’ their care fees to ensure the best option for your family. It is difficult to predict how long your relative will need care, and thus… Continue reading

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Signs you need a break

As a family carer, you devote a lot of time looking after your loved one that you often forget about taking care of yourself. It can very easily be done and cause negative effects. It is important to realise when you are getting burnt out and need to take a break. Family carers tend to ‘just keep going’, until… Continue reading

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Home equipment for older adults

As patients get older, they can find daily activities more challenging. Making adaptations to your home can help maintain your parents independence for longer. But it can be difficult to know where to start. This article will outline the key pieces of equipment to have at home. Remembering Things As people get older, their memory capacity may start to… Continue reading

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Elderly care: Choosing the right option for your family.

Supporting our parents and other older relatives as they grow old can be a challenging experience. It’s something we want to get right. In doing so, you will have a number of considerations, such as making sure your relative receives adequate functional and emotional support where they retain their independence, and that the care is… Continue reading

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Three top ways to avoid falls

Falls are often seen as an inevitability of “getting old”. One in three adults aged over 65 have a fall each year – in fact it is the main cause of injury in our ageing population. Falls can simply mean a mere stumble, but in some cases they can have far more serious consequences.  However, many falls can… Continue reading

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Coping with the behavioural changes of dementia

Being verbally or physically attacked by an older adult with dementia comes as a shock. Even more so when the person you love or care for has shown no past history of violence. Yet aggression is a known symptom of dementia. In fact, it’s incredibly common. Find out why and how you can cope with… Continue reading

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Helping your loved ones to get online through homecare

The internet has taken over every aspect of our lives; we can now order food, connect with friends and even arrange a GP visit online. However, statistics show that elderly people are yet to take full advantage of all that the digital world has to offer. According to studies conducted by Age UK, 61% of people… Continue reading