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Elderly people choose care at home

The fear of losing their independence is one of the major concerns for people as they approach their senior years. A 2010 survey of senior citizens carried out by the Disabled Living Foundation revealed that almost half the people

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08 December 2011

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Pet ownership is a major benefit of care at home

It has long been known that the companionship of animals can provide a valuable source of comfort and relief for people. If someone loves animals, the pleasure they get from pet ownership has many life enhancing benefits and

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08 December 2011

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Financing care at home

The prospect of paying for long term care can be worrying and confusing. However, you can be reassured by the fact that there are various financing options available: indeed, thousands of individuals in many different situations have

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05 September 2011

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Falls prevention: an important part of elderly care

It is an unfortunate fact that falling is a natural part of ageing. According to the charity Age UK, around 30% of people over 65 and 50% of people over 80 will have a fall each year. Such is the preponderance of falling amongst the elderly.

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05 September 2011

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Live in care: what qualifications and training should I look for?

When you are in the process of choosing which live in care provider you will use (either for yourself or for a relative), it is important to understand the level of training received by your professional carer and the relevant qualifications they hold.

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19 July 2011

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Falls Awareness Week highlights importance of elderly care

Falls Awareness Week takes place in June every year – the 2011 dates were 20th-24th June. The event is organised by Age UK and is designed to help elderly people and those who provide elderly care to find out more about falls prevention.

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17 June 2011

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National Carers Week celebrates those who provide care at home

National Carers Week takes place in June every year – the 2011 dates were 13th-19th June. The event is designed to support the six million people in the UK who provide care at home for elderly and disabled people, and is a partnership of

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10 June 2011

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Different types of dementia

The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by certain diseases and conditions, such as memory loss.

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05 June 2011

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Funding care at home

If you or your relative has reached a point where care at home is required there are lots of options open to you from a range of service providers providing round-the- clock live in care. However, it is vital to consider how you are going to

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24 May 2011

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End of life care

End of life care helps many elderly people through their final days. In simple terms, end of life care means the care, treatment and support that is provided to help someone to live as well as possible before they die.

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22 May 2011

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How an early diagnosis of dementia can improve quality of life in later years

Dementia is usually associated with old age, but onset can be from early middle age. In the UK, some 10% of individuals aged 70 and over, and 20% of people aged 80 and above, are living with dementia. It’s a condition that is experienced all

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20 May 2011

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Dementia care: do feelings matter more than facts?

One of the key symptoms of dementia is its impact on an individual’s memory. The short-term memory becomes less and less effective whilst, at least for some time, the long-term memory works extremely well.

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16 May 2011