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Isolation activities with your carer

The Covid-19 outbreak has had a huge impact on people all around the world and many people have found themselves self-isolating at home. The UK Government has advised that all vulnerable people, i.e. those over the age of 70 or with an existing medical condition, should remain in their homes for at least 12 weeks […]

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How safe is visiting the elderly during coronavirus?

The coronavirus outbreak has developed rapidly, and the UK Government has now advised that everyone should remain at home. People should now only be leaving their homes for a limited number of exceptions i.e. to get essential food or for medical reasons. The elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions have been identified as being most at […]

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Talking to your loved one about coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is starting to have a significant impact on all of our lives and various measures have been brought in to protect those who are most vulnerable. We understand that talking to a loved one about coronavirus may be difficult, particularly if they suffer from a health condition such as dementia. However, it […]

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Alpaca Therapy: Lawrie’s Story

Lawrie started to receive support from the Helping Hands Shrewsbury and Telford Team in 2019 following a sepsis infection. After a number of weeks in hospital, Lawrie was able to return home, but the sepsis had left long-lasting effects on his overall wellbeing and he was unable to care for himself. However, when they were […]

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Your essential coronavirus shopping list

As the UK response to Covid-19 begins to have more of an impact on our day-to-day lives, the UK Government have advised people to create a plan for your household or family in order to prepare for any periods of social distancing. And whilst it’s important to follow the NHS guidelines for preventing the spread […]

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Supporting the elderly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic

Amongst all the latest updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UK Government regarding Covid-19, we’ve all been preparing for a period of social distancing by stocking up on the essentials. But there are members of our community – particularly those who are elderly or with underlying health issues – who have already […]

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Living with dementia: Ken’s story

Ken was diagnosed with vascular dementia following a stroke in 2015. He began receiving visiting support from our Sheffield branch in 2018 after he fell in the changing rooms following his regular swimming sessions. “I’ve been going swimming regularly since 2014, but after some time it became a problem. When I got into the changing […]

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Why pets are the perfect companion for the elderly

There is very little that compares to the unconditional love of a pet. Whether they’re a loving Labrador, a purring Persian or a beautiful budgie; pets are more than just an animal that we look after – they are family. There are many different benefits to having a pet later in life. Studies have found […]

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ME and Me: Naomi’s Story

Meet Naomi: a bright, adventurous and talented woman who studied for her PhD at Cambridge University. In 2006, Naomi suffered a stroke which subsequently left her living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) – also referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Here, Naomi tells us her story in her own words and explains how, with the […]

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Living with Frontotemporal Dementia – Common Symptoms and Treatments

Last month, we began the first of our six-blog series on the different types of dementia and how you and your family can continue to live a comfortable and independent life following a dementia diagnosis. With 30 years’ industry experience and recognition as one of the UK’s leading Dementia Home Care Specialists, we’re here to […]

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