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How to support families affected by dementia

Coming to terms with a dementia diagnosis is difficult for everyone concerned. There’s a lot of support out there for people receiving the diagnosis, but often their families end up feeling over...

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Dementia and keeping active

As we age we become less active and for people living with dementia, physical exercise can be a challenge. So how can we help to encourage physical activity in the person with dementia? Well, there ar...

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Dementia and Kitchen Safety

Living with a loved one who has dementia can be challenging when it comes to keeping them safe in the home. The kitchen can be particularly dangerous for those with dementia for various reasons. These...

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How home care services help after hospital admission

When an elderly parent is admitted to hospital after a fall or illness, then it’s important that you think about support once they return to their home. If you work and have family commitments o...

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The benefits of staying in the home they love

Watching someone you love struggle to care for themselves can cause all sorts of feelings ranging from guilt to loss, so knowing your relative has access to the best care can help put your mind at res...

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The importance of a healthy diet in older adults

We all know that we are what we eat, and that our diet has a direct impact on our physical and mental health. As we age we become more vulnerable to infection and viruses and a good diet can help prot...

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How home help can alleviate loneliness in older people

Loneliness is a growing concern among the older population, and especially in older adults who have dementia or who are disabled. Loneliness not only affects the older person’s physical health, ...

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Dementia Care: 4 Ways to reduce agitation in older adults

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be incredibly challenging, both physically and mentally. One of the biggest concerns that both family and care staff face is that of reducing agitation. There ...

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At-home care vs external care: Why at-home wins every time

Many families in the Lancashire area will reach a point where they may need a little help to care for a loved one. It could be an elderly parent who needs help with daily life or a younger relative wh...

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Palliative care: What is it and how can it help?

There is nothing more distressing in life than finding out a loved one is terminally ill. If they have received this devastating end of life diagnosis then it is an emotional time for all involved. Th...