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5 tips to communicate with an elderly loved one

As your loved one ages, it becomes increasingly important to be able to openly communicate about different concerns relating to their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as the challenging transitions they may face. Difficulties with communication can impede these conversations and can therefore make it harder to help them. When we get older our […]

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How live-in care can positively impact your health and mental wellbeing

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has found that most older people enjoy being in their home surroundings and fear the loss of their independence when considering care. For many, leaving home and going to a new and unfamiliar setting can be a deeply unsettling experience which can result in significant shock, in turn […]

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Dementia symptoms to look out for

Have you noticed your loved one becoming a little bit forgetful, having difficulties with holding conversations, or seeming different from their usual self, but are not sure if this is just a normal part of ageing? While there are no definitive rules behind diagnosing dementia, there are many common symptoms of the condition. Learning to […]

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What a career in care can offer you later on in life

There is an increasing number of individuals who are opting to work as a carer, even after retirement. The fulfilment and purpose the role offers, alongside the extra income to support their pension, make a career in care a very exciting prospect. Whether it’s the chance to follow through on a lifelong career goal, or […]

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The relationship between music and dementia

There are many different techniques we can use to alleviate the symptoms of dementia which can help ease the challenges faced by someone who is living with the condition, and their family.  The influence of music can work towards ‘unlocking’ memories and reaching parts of the brain which other forms of communication cannot. Simon, a […]

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Sundowning traits and how to manage them

When you spend the early evening with a loved one who has dementia, you may start to notice changes in their mood and behaviour. It is incredibly common, with one in five people with dementia experiencing these symptoms, and is often referred to as sundowning. Sundowning is a term used to describe a period of […]

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Changing careers? Consider care!

While many people wouldn’t think about a change of career in their later life, Kevin from Sutton Coldfield and Denise from Swansea each took a leap of faith that led them to a more fulfilling and rewarding job. They both became visiting carers in 2017 and soon found that the change was just what they […]

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