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Exercise and Dementia

Exercise and dementia Physical activity can improve the health of mind, body and spirit. There is evidence that exercise can protect against dementia and now research is confirming that it may help those affected by dementia maintain their independence and boost their quality of life. We all know that...

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Falls in the elderly

Falls in the elderly As we get older, illness, pain and visual problems can increase the risk of trips and falls. Falls can cause injuries but they can also decrease confidence and make your loved one frightened to get out and about. Falling is a serious matter in the...

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Helping a Bereaved Parent Live Alone

Helping a Bereaved Parent Live Alone Adapting to life alone after losing a partner can be difficult and distressing. As well as dealing with grief and loneliness there may be challenging new household tasks to cope with. It can be a sad and stressful time, but you can support...

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Making the most of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day This Mother’s Day take time to talk to your mum and treasure the time you have left together. My mother has always been the person I’ve phoned for a chat, a moan or a little advice. She’s just had her eightieth birthday but looks and acts years...

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Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly Anyone who has suffered with the burning agony of cystitis knows that urinary tract infections can be miserable, but in the elderly, they can be much more than a minor illness. Urine infections are common, so we often dismiss them as an inconvenience,...

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Parkinson’s Disease

All about Parkinson’s Disease Finding out that a loved one is affected by Parkinson’s Disease can be overwhelming. But with medication and support, it is possible to continue to live an active and enjoyable life. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects one in five hundred people...

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Alzheimer’s Treatment

Alzheimer’s Treatment Sadly, there is still no cure available for Alzheimer’s Disease, but scientific advances have improved our understanding of the condition. New Alzheimer’s treatments are being developed and promising research is under way. In the meantime, there are ways to slow down the decline. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can...

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Carer Depression

Carer Depression Most carers will suffer from depression at some stage as a result of their caring duties. When you’re down, you may feel helpless and hopeless but with support you can come through this difficult time. Caring for a loved one can be incredibly rewarding but it can...

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Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s? The words Alzheimer’s and dementia are often used interchangeably and it can be confusing to understand the distinction. So, what is the difference between the two terms? The Alzheimer’s Society defines dementia as a set of symptoms that may include memory...

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What does a live in carer need?

What does a live in carer need? A carer can be employed to live in your loved one’s own home and ensure they can live safely and with dignity, however there are a few preparations you should make before they start. Having a live in carer can make a...