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Oct 17

27th

Dealing With Common Dementia Care Situations #1

People living with dementia frequently often have problems with communication, which makes caring for them very difficult and upsetting. Their behaviour can often be hard to understand, but if they become aggressive or violent, remember that it is due to the way the disease causes changes in the brain, and they may be very confused, frightened, sad or angry. Learning effective strategies for...
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Oct 17

20th

What Are The Different Types Of Care Home?

If you have made the decision to move into a care home, it is important that you understand exactly what the different types of home offer before deciding which will be your best option. Care homes will all offer accommodation with personal care, but for residents whose needs are greater, specialist homes such as nursing homes can provide additional services. All care homes need to be registered...
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Oct 17

17th

What Are The Benefits Of Nursing Homes?

When considering how best to deal with the problems of getting older, you need to be sure that your loved ones receive the highest standards of care. Nursing homes have a number of advantages over other alternatives, making them an excellent choice for the elderly who are struggling to cope in their own homes. Assistance with Day-to-Day Living Many older people find that they struggle with many...
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Oct 17

7th

How To Pay For Care Home Fees?

When moving into a care home, ensuring you have all the information you need to know about paying for your care home fees is essential. Seeking professional advice is always advisable, but we hope you will find the following information, which covers state-funding eligibility and other financial assistance options, helpful and useful. State-Funded Care If you meet certain key eligibility...
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Sep 17

21st

Amazon Gadget Alexa To Improve Quality Of Life For Older People

Technology is often thought to be the preserve of the young, but increasingly, people are seeing the improvements that new digital products could make on the lives of older people. Now, Norfolk Council is looking at ways in which the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Dot - both wireless speakers - could improve the quality of life of elderly residents. The hope is that this new technological...
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Sep 17

16th

Driverless Cars To Help Care Home Residents

Driverless cars, once the realm of science fiction, are now becoming increasingly prolific, as technology continues to make rapid advancements. As Google announces that its own autonomous self-driving car has now completed more than three million miles, nursing homes are beginning to realise that the technology could be life-changing for elderly people in residential care. Australia leads the...
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Sep 17

8th

Horses Of All Shapes And Sizes Improve Residents Happiness

Residents in many care homes have enjoyed interactions with therapy animals for some time, either when there are animals that live in the home or when they are brought in to visit. Some residents find it easier to relate to animals and to communicate with them than they do with other people, so the value of this type of therapy is well recognised. Not only cats and dogs Although dogs and cats...
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Sep 17

1st

Care Homes Start Fostering Kittens

Residents in nursing homes and care homes can benefit greatly from pet therapy, which has been shown to improve their quality of life and give them an extra interest, but now there are nursing home projects that combine helping residents with helping the animals too. One US nursing home has formed a partnership with an animal care centre, that has major advantages for both parties. Fostering...
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Aug 17

23rd

Weighted Blankets For Better Sleep In Dementia Sufferers

Sleep problems are very common in older people who are living with dementia and can markedly affect their quality of life and that of those who care for them. They may sleep during the day, have problems in getting off to sleep at night or wake during the night feeling disorientated or confused. Dementia sufferers may also experience anxiety and agitation during the day that is difficult to...
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Aug 17

17th

PET Scans May Lead to Changes in Alzheimer’s Treatment

Could an expensive brain scan really help medical professionals to make an accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's? In many cases, a patient's symptoms are clear-cut enough that a PET (positron emission tomography) scan is not required. However, there is a large group of patients whose memory problems are proving hard to pin down, and new research indicates that it is this group that could reap...
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