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Jul 19

1st

Power Of Attorney: What is it and why is it important?

Like wills and funeral plans, it’s one of the few topics that still remains a bit of a taboo. Often people don’t approach the subject until they or their relatives are seriously unwell. Talking to a parent about a power of attorney can be difficult, but it’s a good idea to set things up when … Continue reading

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Jul 19

1st

What Are The Different Types Of Care Offered In Care Homes?

Deciding that a loved one needs to move into a care home can be a very difficult decision. But before you make this decision, it is first important to understand what exactly the different types of care, homes offer before deciding which will be your best option. We understand that the process of finding the … Continue reading

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May 19

31st

Our Top Five Tips To Help With Your Loved Ones Mental Wellbeing

The mental health charity Mind, predicts that one in four people will experience problems with their mental health in the UK each year. Campaigns such as Mental Health Awareness Week can be extremely effective in helping people explore and discuss the issues surrounding mental health. They also can provide the help and support needed to … Continue reading

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May 19

31st

Heatwaves: Some Hot Top-Tips For Taking Care Of Your Loved Ones This Summer

After such a cold and wet winter, a bit of sun may sound like the perfect thing. Summer may seem like it is yet to get going, but the hot weather will soon be upon us. Whilst everyone many people may love a hot summer, people can often underestimate the effect these high temperatures have … Continue reading

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May 19

31st

Tips For Helping Your Loved Ones Manage And Reduce The Risk Of Arthritis

Swollen, stiff and painful joints are common symptoms of arthritis, or joint disease. There are several different types of arthritis and related conditions that can also affect connective tissues and organs, including the eyes, heart, lungs and skin. In the UK alone, around 10 million people will seek help for arthritis pain each year, a … Continue reading

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May 19

31st

Dementia and Sundowning: How To Manage The Signs & Symptoms

Have you spent an early evening with a loved one who has dementia and noticed a real change in their mood and behaviour? Don’t panic, this is actually incredibly common, with an estimated one in five people living with dementia experiencing these symptoms. It is commonly referred to as sundowning. What is Sundowning? Sundowning is … Continue reading

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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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