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Aug 18

27th

Safe Lifting Advice When Caring For Your Loved One

Attempting to lift your loved one single-handed, whether that’s from a chair or a commode, is a recipe for disaster. Not only do you run the risk of losing your grip on your loved one, causing them to fall, but you also place a terrible strain on your own muscles, tendons and ligaments, with the … Continue reading

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Aug 18

20th

How To Stay Mobile In Later Life

As your loved ones grow older, they may tend to move around less, but it is actually important to help them keep mobile for as long as possible. Older people are less likely to sustain injuries when they have effective body movement skills. As far as you can, try to ensure that your older relatives … Continue reading

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Aug 18

13th

Helping Your Loved One When They Lose Their Sight

Loss of sight is a difficult thing to come to terms with, leaving those affected devastated by the effect that it has on their lives. And that can have a profound effect upon other family members too as they try to come to terms with their loved one’s sensory impairment. In the UK alone, around … Continue reading

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Aug 18

6th

Coping With Sleep Deprivation In Older People

Most people have times when they experience sleep problems, but these can often become more apparent with ageing. Sleep patterns can change, and your loved one may have health conditions that affect their ability to get a good night’s sleep. Reasons for Sleeping Poorly If your parent complains of waking frequently during the night or … Continue reading

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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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