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Apr 19

3rd

Top Tips For Helping Your Loved One Feel More Independent and Safe

As we get older, things like independence, safety and peace of mind become more and more important to us. Being able to make your own decisions and go about your life according to our own beliefs and preferences is central to any person’s dignity – especially as we get older. For so many, that independence … Continue reading

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Apr 19

3rd

How Technology Can Help Older Adults

Although older people consistently have lower rates of technology adoption than the general public, recent research has indicated that this group is becoming more digitally connected than ever. The use of technology and its’ providing information can have a huge impact on your relatives life, helping them to face the difficulties of modern life more … Continue reading

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Apr 19

3rd

Dementia: Coping With Behavioral Changes In A Loved One

As a person’s dementia symptoms progress, they may start to behave in ways that those close to them find difficult to understand. These changes in behavior can be on of the most difficult aspects of living with dementia. These behaviours are usually the result of person feeling confused or distressed. Aggression is very well known … Continue reading

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Apr 19

3rd

How To Spot The Tell-Tale Signs of Dementia

Every three minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with dementia, and a further one in three of all new-borns will develop the condition in the course of their lifetimes. Currently, more than 850,000 people in the UK are now live with dementia, and that figure is set to reach two million by 2051. But … Continue reading

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Feb 19

25th

The Power of Music – How Music Can Help People with Dementia

By 2021, the total number of people with dementia is predicted to reach in excess of 1 million. In the later stages of dementia, people often lose the ability to share emotions with their loved ones. This can be one of the hardest parts of loving someone with memory loss. Whilst there are still no … Continue reading

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Feb 19

15th

The Importance Of Eating Healthy As You Get Older

Maintaining a healthy balanced diet is important throughout our lives. But as we get older, it is not uncommon for out diets to change. Medical conditions, lifestyle changes and taste can all lead to adjustments in our eating habits. As we age, health concerns begin to revolve around memory, quality of life and our ability … Continue reading

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Feb 19

10th

Dementia Health Check: Your Guide

Last year, NHS England reported that less than half of over-40s had taken a free national health check which could reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s, which remain the leading causes of death in England and Wales. Alzheimer Research UK, along with Public Health England and Alzheimer’s Society, initially worked together to launch the … Continue reading

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Feb 19

3rd

Exercise Ideas for the Early, Middle and Later Stages of Dementia

Keeping active and exercising is an excellent way to improve well-being and reduce health complications as you get older. It can help improve sleep, strength, flexibility, circulation and improve mood and self-esteem. Recent studies have also found how frequent exercise can reduce challenging behaviours in older people with dementia. In most cases, regular exercise has … Continue reading

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Feb 19

1st

The Strain of Caring for Both Children & Older Relatives

It is not uncommon nowadays for parents to find themselves in a situation where they are caring not only for their own children, but who also have parents or older relatives who rely on them for care and support. Not only can this apply a huge amount of strain, leaving parents struggling to prioritise their … Continue reading

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Feb 19

1st

Should families pay care home ‘top-up’ fees?

Researching and then finding the ideal care home placement for your relative or loved one is not always a straightforward process. If your loved one has specific needs or personal requirements, the challenge is heightened. However the added layer of complexity comes in when your loved one cannot afford to pay or contribute towards their … Continue reading

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