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Oct 19

14th

Key Things To Consider When Broaching Care Options With A Loved One

For many older people, admitting that additional care is required feels like admitting defeat – this leaves many individuals struggling to continue with their daily lives without support. If you have a loved one who is in that exact situation, who you think may require some additional care at home or residential care, then this … Continue reading

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Oct 19

14th

Top Tips for Making Your Loved One’s Room in a Residential Care Home Feel Homely

Going into residential care can be a difficult time for both the individual and their families. Leaving behind the familiarity of their own home can make an individual feel initially uncomfortable in their new environment. If you have found yourself in this situation, here are five things to consider bringing in from home to make … Continue reading

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Oct 19

14th

Understanding Who Pays For Respite Care

Caring for a loved one is a big commitment that can be both physically and emotionally demanding. As a family carer, it is so important that you take some time for yourself every now and then in order to recharge. Taking such breaks will allow you to keep providing the best quality care for your … Continue reading

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Aug 19

25th

What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. This means that people suffering with dysphagia take more time or have problems swallowing certain foods and liquids, while others can’t swallow at all. It may also be associated with pain and in some cases, swallowing may be impossible due to the pain.  Signs Of Dysphagia Signs … Continue reading

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Aug 19

20th

Simple Ways To Improve Your Memory As You Get Older

Having a bad memory is not exclusive to people with medical conditions. It can affect us all and is frustrating at the best of times. At times, we have all experienced busy minds that feel overwhelmed by information, and a lack of patience and attention span. Whether you are an elderly person living with dementia, … Continue reading

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Aug 19

15th

Top Tips To Reduce Anxiety As We Get Older

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their lives. It can creep in at any moment, often when you least expect it. In many situations, feeling anxious is perfectly normal – if you’re taking a driving test, or having a medical procedure. However, people can experience very different levels of anxiety and stress, and find … Continue reading

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Aug 19

10th

Natural Remedies To Help Prevent Incontinence In Older Age

Incontinence affects millions of people across the UK and although attitudes are changing, it is still considered to be somewhat of an embarrassing condition. While people of all ages can have problems controlling their bladder or bowels, incontinence is more common in older people, especially women. This can have a real impact on your loved … Continue reading

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Aug 19

9th

Visiting A Care Home – How To Make The Most Out Of Your Visit

  If you have a loved one in a care home it can often be hard or uncomfortable to visit. It can be common to feel worried about visiting someone, especially if they have dementia as you may not know how they will react to your presence.  Or perhaps you worry that you’ll feel helpless … Continue reading

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Aug 19

9th

Teeth and Aging: How To Keep A Healthy Smile As You Get Older

At any age dental health is very important and can often be overlooked. As we mature into later life some individuals may begin to neglect their dental hygiene and health. Perhaps they might think ‘what’s the point’ or ‘it’s too late to do anything now’. However, this is far from the truth. Good dental health … Continue reading

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Aug 19

9th

The Importance Of Social Interaction For Older People

  As we get older it can be quite common for individuals to drop out of social circles. This can be due to a number of reasons, such as a bout of ill health, family relocation or life long friends parting. However, it’s important to maintain a social life for both your physical and mental … Continue reading

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