Are Pets A Good Idea For The Elderly?

Are Pets A Good Idea For The Elderly?

As people age, their world can become smaller and often more lonely. Loved ones may have moved away or even passed away. As people age and go out less often, pets become part of the family and provide much-needed loving companionship. They can bring joy to your...

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What is Rapidly Progressive Dementia?

What is Rapidly Progressive Dementia?

Rapidly progressive dementias (RPDs) are dementias that progress very quickly. Typically, progression occurs over the course of weeks to months, but sometimes up to two to three years. RPDs are rare and often difficult to diagnose. However, early and accurate...

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Does Palliative Care Mean End Of Life?

Does Palliative Care Mean End Of Life?

Often, when people hear the words ‘palliative care’, they fear it means nothing more can be done and they are going to die soon. While palliative care can be a part of end of life care, it certainly doesn’t mean there is no hope. It is this fear and lack of...

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How To Cope With A Terminal Illness

How To Cope With A Terminal Illness

Nothing can prepare you for being told you have a terminal illness. You will likely experience a range of emotions over time including shock, fear, sadness, anger and acceptance. There’s no right or wrong way to feel or react. Just so many things to think about and an...

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What Is End Of Life Care?

What Is End Of Life Care?

Most people are afraid to think about dying and don’t want to think about it or talk about it. But for those with a terminal diagnosis, it’s more important than ever. They don’t want to upset loved ones, make demands or feel like a burden. Add in the fear and anxiety,...

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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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