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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

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Every visit counts: 5 ways to combat loneliness

A survey released last month revealed a series of shocking and depressing statistics about how lonely many older people are. It estimates that 1.3 million older people in the UK spend two months a year completely alone without seeing anyone, with 1 in 5 women over 65 saying they have gone for a week or longer without… Continue reading

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Caring for yourself whilst caring for an older adult

Looking after a relative can be extremely challenging, especially if you are juggling other commitments simultaneously. Family caregivers can often burn themselves out because of the stress and responsibility that comes with looking after their parents. This is often because caregivers tend to forget about taking care of themselves. Self-care is placed last.  Feeling isolated, helpless or resentful may… Continue reading

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Four ways in which music can help with Alzheimer’s

A video of a son driving his father around whilst they sing along together to some music has gone ‘viral’ on the internet reaching almost 1 million views in under a month. Ted McDermott – also known as ‘The Songaminute Man’ – was a musical performer and entertainer who was diagnosed with dementia in 2013. His son,… Continue reading