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Sleep problems in the elderly

Too little rest can increase risk of disease, depression and dementia. Sleep problems in the elderly As we get older, sleep problems become more pronounced. It’s common to discover that your Mum or Dad aren’t sleeping well, and too little rest can increase their risk of disease, depression and dementia. Sleep...

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What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is characterised by difficulties with memory, thinking, problem solving, communication and behaviour. What is Alzheimer’s disease? September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, helping to raise awareness and challenge the stigma of this devastating disease. We’re all forgetful every now...

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Keeping A Wandering Parent Safe

You can prevent wandering by keeping to regular routines, taking a note of irregular behaviour, preparing properly for the night, and wander-proofing their home. Keeping A Wandering Parent Safe Confusion, frustration and loneliness can all cause someone with dementia to wander. A key concern for all families is keeping a...

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How to cope with denial in dementia

It can be difficult to know how to cope with denial in dementia, but there are things you can do to help your loved one to understand, accept, and live with dignity. How to cope with denial in dementia The confusion, memory loss and communication problems of dementia can...

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How to Communicate With a Parent With Dementia

It can be difficult to know how to cope with denial in dementia, but there are things you can do to help your loved one to understand, accept, and live with dignity. How to communicate with a parent with dementia When an elderly parent has dementia, communication can be...

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Preventing Loneliness and Isolation in an Elderly Parent

You can help to prevent loneliness and isolation in an elderly parent by getting organised with family and friends, neighbours, researching courses and local events, and considering specialised holidays.  Preventing Loneliness and Isolation in an Elderly Parent The elderly can be at risk of loneliness and isolation but with...

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9 Elderly Care Tips to Stay Safe at Home

  Meeting your loved one’s physical, mental and spiritual needs is a vital part of elderly care., and a big part of that is enabling them to stay at home. Today almost 90% of those aged 65+ want to age in their own home. In this article we share 9...

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How To Care For Someone With Multiple Sclerosis

If you’re caring for someone with multiple sclerosis, you will need to help with movement and mobility, frequency, and pain relief. How to care for someone with multiple sclerosis Caring for someone with multiple sclerosis can be demanding physically, mentally and emotionally. However, with support you can meet the...

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Breaking down Elderly Care Options

Elderly care options include day centres, home care, residential care, and care homes. These terms can sound similar, but the choices are diverse. Breaking down Elderly Care Options The care options for looking after an elderly parent can seem confusing, and when you’re stressed and tired, it can be difficult...

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How to Care for Elderly Parents From a Distance

Providing care for elderly parents from a distance can be a challenge, but with the right support in place you can help them to stay safe, healthy and independent in their own home. How to care for elderly parents from a distance It can be tricky when it’s impossible to pop...