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Dementia and the importance of meaningful activities

Active Minds Guest Blog – Dementia and the importance of meaningful activities  Meaningful activities are of the utmost importance to those living with dementia. Dementia can cause people to withdraw from activities and enjoyable interaction with family and friends so it’s important to try and maintain those relationships and interests...

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Winter safety tips for the elderly

During the winter, cold and damp weather can take a toll on the health of your elderly relatives. Counter the weather with our top 3 winter safety tips for the elderly. Winter can be a particularly challenging time for older people. Icy temperatures leave the elderly more susceptible to...

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Hip Replacement Recovery

Our hip replacement recovery tips will help make your life a lot easier post-surgery.  Hip Replacement Recovery Tips A staggering 160,000 total hip and knee replacement surgical procedures are performed each year in England and Wales. The surgery can improve mobility, function and wellbeing but it can take a little...

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What to do if your parent is not eating

It can be frightening and frustrating but there are ways to stimulate hunger if your parent is not eating. It’s all about the carrot, not the stick! What to do if your parent is not eating Has your Mum or Dad lost their appetite? Are they losing weight because they’re simply not...

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HomeTouch Carer income

  HomeTouch, the UK’s largest online home care service, has released data from over 100,000 hours delivered through it’s platform, showing carer income by London borough. Average hourly earnings across London are at £12.04/hour, over 28% higher than the London Living Wage of £9.40. Carers working through the HomeTouch model,...

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Flu Jab For The Elderly

Flu can spread around like wildfire in the winter. It’s more than just a cough and cold, in the vulnerable it can lead to hospitalisation, disability and sadly death. Why it’s important to book a flu jab The elderly and infirm are particularly at risk of contracting the flu...

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What Is Respite Care And Why Is It Important?

Respite care refers to care brought in for a fixed amount of time, to provide the usual care giver with an opportunity for rest from the challenges of their role. What is respite care and why is it important? Caring for a loved one is incredibly rewarding but it can...

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Living with someone with dementia

Guest blog from Dr Jamie Wilson in Over50choices Living With Someone With Dementia When someone you live with and love is diagnosed with dementia, the effects can be devastating.  As they struggle to deal with the confusion and memory loss characteristic of the disease, you may grieve for the person...

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Help with incontinence

Help with incontinence Dealing with incontinence can be difficult and distressing. The good news is that there is support available to keep your loved one clean and comfortable. Incontinence is one of the last taboos subjects. It often causes shame and embarrassment, which can prevent people accessing the help and...

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The Advantages of Male Carers

  The Advantages of Male Carers – Independent Living Guest Blog by Dr Jamie Wilson We still have deeply entrenched ideas about who provides care, but male carers can provide physical strength, as well as gentility, patience, and understanding in a caregiving role. Why are so few care givers male? Everyone...