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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...

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Is live in care right for me?

Is live in care right for me? Dementia, disease and disability can all make it difficult to live safely at home. But how can you tell when your loved one needs live in care? Disease, disability and dementia can all make it difficult for people to cope independently. There can...

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How do I find the best private carer?

How do I find the best private carer? Here are our top tips to help you find the best private carer that keeps your loved one safe at home. 1.What are your needs? Before you even start looking it’s a good idea to sit down and think about your different...

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Stroke treatment at home

Stroke treatment at home The brain injury caused by a stroke can be devastating for the individual affected, and difficult for those that love and care for them. However, with support you can help them recover and rehabilitate with dignity, in the comfort of their own home. A stroke...