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Dementia patients feel it if carer is stressed

If their carer is stressed, lacks support or doesn’t feel up to the job, it has a negative knock on effect on the person with dementia they’re looking after.

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20 May 2019
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Care Sector News Review: January 2019

Learn more about the most pressing care sector news from January 2019 in our monthly review, focusing on care news, medical research and awareness initiatives.

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29 January 2019
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Care in later life. Should you stay or should you go?

How to decide whether life in a care home is the best choice, or whether live-in care has more to offer.

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23 January 2019
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3 things to think about before caring for an elderly parent

Decide whether you 're best placed to start caring for an elderly parent, or whether a live-in care solution might help you spend more quality time together.

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23 January 2019
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Recognising and reducing delirium in older people

Find out more about the steps you can take to help reduce delirium and associated behaviours in older loved ones.

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16 January 2019
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5 ways live-in care supports privacy for older people

Live-in care helps support privacy for older people in ways that other care models aren't able to; find out how this manifests and why privacy is so important.

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19 December 2018
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Fire safety checks for older people: What you need to know

Fire safety checks for older people can be lifesavers. In this article, we'll look at the things you can do and resources you can access to keep you protected.

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11 December 2018
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Record number of centenarians shows need for new care systems

With life expectancy and years spent in good health both increasing, it's time for society to think about new care systems that help people live to the fullest.

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21 November 2018
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Caring For a Couple With Different Needs

Caring for a couple with such different needs can be very challenging at times. Prior to their ill health this couple had travelled extensively around the world and experienced many happy times together. However, J’s Parkinson’s diagnosis and the accompanying frailty meant his mind was active while his body was not.

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12 November 2018
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Age UK finds 1,000 unnecessary hospital admissions are made each day

Rates of unnecessary hospital admissions are rising according to new research from Age UK. Find out how live-in care can help prevent such incidents.

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10 October 2018
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Caring for parents and children: Introducing the 'double care' generation

Caring for parents and children is a major responsibility and growing trend; find out how live-in care can help you share the responsibility.

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26 September 2018
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Coping At Home In The Winter

As winter approaches the nights get longer and the temperature begins to drop. People all over the country start preparing for the cold months ahead, and NHS hospitals begin organising and planning for their busiest time of year, commonly known as ‘winter pressures’. In the extreme winter of 2012/13 there were an estimated 31,100 excess deaths in the UK, and the colder it was, the higher the mortality rate. But what are the challenges facing older people during this chilly season, and why do we see a rise in illness and hospital admissions?

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21 September 2018