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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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May 18

7th

Coping With Alzheimer’s Residents Wanting To Go Home

One of the most challenging aspects of coping with Alzheimer’s residents is knowing how to respond when they repeatedly say “I want to go home”. A better understanding of the reasons they feel like this and what they are really asking for can help carers to react appropriately to defuse what could become a difficult … Continue reading

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Apr 18

30th

10 Common Aging Difficulties and How To Handle Them

Elderly people can become prone to outbursts of behaviour that cause distress or embarrassment to their relatives and carers. Sometimes this is just due to the person’s temperament, but such behaviour may be an indication of some common ageing difficulties, such as dementia, urinary tract infections or even depression. Here are ten of the most … Continue reading

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Apr 18

26th

5 Important Things To Know Before Choosing A Care Home

Aside from the need to arm yourself with a list of important questions to ask when choosing between care homes, there are other important things that you need to know if you are to find your way through the process with the minimum of fuss. Here are five key things that you need to know … Continue reading

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Apr 18

24th

Alpacas Become Latest Therapy Animals in Care Homes

Alpacas are famous for their gentleness, and that has been put to therapeutic use recently, with alpacas visiting nursing homes on the south coast and in Scotland to brighten up the day for care home residents with dementia and other disabilities. There’s something about an alpaca that just makes you want to smile, and pictures … Continue reading

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