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Jul 18

23rd

Importance of Personal Hygiene

The importance of personal hygiene for older people cannot be over-emphasised. Your loved one will feel so much better when their teeth are clean and sparkling, when their hair is freshly washed and styled and when nails are neatly trimmed and filed. When it comes to older people personal hygiene can become increasingly difficult to … Continue reading

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Jul 18

16th

Useful Dressing Tips For Your Older Relative

The ageing process takes its toll on flexibility, which means that even apparently simple aspects of everyday life, such as getting dressed and undressed, become difficult. Stiff fingers that can’t cope with buttons and difficulty bending to pull on socks and shoes can become almost insurmountable problems, but with the help of our dressing tips … Continue reading

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Jul 18

9th

Assessing Your Relative’s Care Needs

It is highly likely that the care needs of your older relative will change over time, and so it is vital to recognise the importance of assessing care needs of older people and ensuring the care they are receiving is right for them. Assessing Care Needs Older people care needs do change over time, and … Continue reading

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Jul 18

2nd

Ongoing Care For Your Loved Ones

If your loved one is being discharged from hospital or is finding it harder to cope after an injury or illness, then it may be time to consider how to address the issue of ongoing care for older people. This could take place in their own home or in a care home and be provided … Continue reading

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Jun 18

25th

The Importance Of Taking A Break From Being A Carer

If you care for a loved one or friend, you probably have too much to do to stop and think about your own needs. However, in order to function well as a carer you need to keep yourself healthy, both physically and emotionally, so here are a few tips on finding time for yourself. Enjoying … Continue reading

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Jun 18

18th

Keeping The Right Temperature In The Changes In Seasons

One of the principal reasons why temperature control for older people becomes harder is down to the fact that ageing blood vessels carry less oxygen around the body. Blood becomes stickier and thicker, so the body’s circulatory system becomes compromised. Coupled with the fact that older people tend to have less protective body fat beneath … Continue reading

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Jun 18

11th

How To Deal With Concerns About Older Drivers

It can be very important for older people to maintain their independence and keep driving, but there may be a time when you need to consider whether this is the right course of action and whether there is any risk to your loved one or other people. Even if there is no need for them … Continue reading

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Jun 18

4th

Coping With Loneliness

With over one million older people in this country reporting that they often go for weeks without speaking to another living soul, it’s clear that loneliness in older people is a real problem. There are all sorts of reasons why loneliness in old age is such a problem: retirement brings an end to workplace socialising, … Continue reading

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May 18

21st

Positive Activities For Dementia Residents

People who have been diagnosed with dementia can be helped to enjoy a better quality of life if they engage in activities they enjoy and that will keep them engaged with others. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of dementia, but other types can have similar effects on a person’s cognitive abilities and cause … Continue reading

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May 18

14th

Discussing Care Needs With Your Loved One

Discussing care needs with an elderly loved one is never easy. None of us like to think that we are unable to cope in our own homes, and as we age we are likely to become increasingly resistant to anyone trying to convince us that we need help. For an older person who may become … Continue reading

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