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Nov 18

25th

What To Do If You Suspect Your Loved One Is Having A Stroke

  Suffering a stroke is a danger at any age, but your older parents and loved ones are often more at risk. It can be a terrifying time when your parent has a stroke. It is important to be well aware of the warning signs and risk factors of a stroke to help prevent permanent … Continue reading

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Nov 18

22nd

Importance of Keeping Warm in the Winter Months

Introduction As you grow older, it is likely you will feel colder than you did when you were younger. It is important to keep warm and know how to maintain your body temperature as the months are becoming colder. Contents 1. Five Tips to Avoid Becoming Cold 2. Why you Feel Cold More in Older … Continue reading

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Nov 18

13th

Visits from Grandchildren in the Care Home

Introduction If your parent has moved into a care home, it is important to keep their life as close to normal as possible. So if you are considering not letting your child visit the care home then rethink this decision. Although moving into a care home can be a distressing time for everyone involved, it’s … Continue reading

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Nov 18

5th

7 Tips for Making The Move Into a Care Home Easier

Introduction Sometimes the move into a care home is carefully planned out, however there are times when this can be an emergency. It is important to pre-plan an idea of what you need to consider when making the move into a care home easier for your loved one. While your parents may not want to … Continue reading

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Oct 18

26th

4 Tips For Older Drivers

Older drivers can find it difficult with driving for a number of different reasons, so we have come up with a few tips for older drivers to feel more comfortable on the roads. Checking The Car If you are caring for or have an elderly relative that is experience difficulty with driving, they may feel … Continue reading

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Oct 18

16th

Tips For Taking Your Loved One On Day Trips And Holidays

Going on holiday with your loved one may seem like a great idea at first but there is more to taking your loved one on day trips and holidays than you may initially think. We have outlined a few areas which you need to consider when taking your loved one on a trip. Day Trips … Continue reading

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Oct 18

10th

Coping With Loneliness and Depression When Caring For Your Loved Ones

Coping with loneliness and depression when caring for your loved ones can be difficult, but talking to those who can provide support and advice can really provide you with the support you need at such difficult times. How to Overcome Loneliness Caring for someone is a responsibility that can easily take up a large portion … Continue reading

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Oct 18

6th

How To Cope With Bereavement

Coping with bereavement is a distressing time in anyone’s situation and people learn to deal with their own grief in their own individual ways. There is no right or wrong way to grieve for your loved ones and peoples experience of grief is unique to each person. It is important to know that no matter … Continue reading

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Sep 18

24th

Who Is Most Vulnerable To Heat-Related Illnesses?

With the hot weather that we’ve all been experiencing recently, it’s more important than ever to understand how to keep your elderly relative comfortably cool when the mercury rises. It might seem counter-productive to assume that anyone could suffer ill-effects from hot weather in this country, yet the recent spate of sunshine showed that it’s … Continue reading

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Sep 18

17th

Protecting Your Parent From Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United Kingdom and affects around half a million people aged 75 or over. However, there are numerous contributory factors which can help you in protecting your parent from heart disease. Quitting Smoking Smoking can damage the lining of a person’s arteries, which causes fatty … Continue reading

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