How to communicate with a person with dementia 

How to communicate with a person with dementia 

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain and make communication difficult. There are actually over 200 subtypes of dementia including commonly known ones such as Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.  Dementia can...

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How can you help someone with dementia tell the time?

How can you help someone with dementia tell the time?

We all check the time…all the time! Even if we don’t realise it. Knowing the time keeps us orientated through the day.   We check the clock to see if it’s time to get up in the morning, to check we’re not running late for an appointment. A quick look at the time tells...

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Top 10 Qualities of a Good Carer

Top 10 Qualities of a Good Carer

It’s Carers Week from 6th to 12th June 2022 which is the perfect time to celebrate the carers in your life. Or, if you are a carer, to take a moment and appreciate the wonderful job you do every day, paid or unpaid.  Carers play a key role in our society with around...

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Dehydration in the elderly – What you need to know 

Dehydration in the elderly – What you need to know 

Dehydration can occur in anyone but the elderly are much more susceptible. The sensation of thirst can decrease, along with the natural change in water and sodium balance that occurs with age.  Here we will discuss the common reasons for dehydration in the elderly,...

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Common Sleep Disorders in Older Age

Common Sleep Disorders in Older Age

As people age, sleep disturbances and a change in sleeping patterns are common. But poor sleep is not a normal part of ageing and shouldn’t be accepted as such. Poor sleep on a regular basis can lead to low mood, attention and memory deficits and daytime napping,...

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What is Carer Depression?

What is Carer Depression?

Caring for a sick or elderly loved one can be such a rewarding experience. But it can also be very difficult, especially if you, as the carer, have little support yourself. In this scenario, you may find you have been caring full time with no break for a long time....

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How To Keep Mentally Active As You Age

How To Keep Mentally Active As You Age

As we get older it's more important than ever to keep mentally active. Our brains lose neurons; the cells that send electrical impulses to and from the brain.  Neurons begin to die from ‘old age’ and are not replaced (although research suggests that the roles of these...

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How To Eat Well As You Age

How To Eat Well As You Age

It's always important to eat well. But it’s even more important that we eat well as we age to promote a long and healthy life.  Food is our fuel. Eating the correct food allows the body to perform at its best, fight ageing, fight disease and boost immunity. ...

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