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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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How Thames Valley research is tackling Alzheimer’s

Many of us will know someone affected with forms of dementia like Alzheimer’s. Dementia affects 50 million people around the world and that figure is set to reach 152 million by 2050. But we still don’t fully understand the condition, nor do we have any treatments. More research is critical to provide a much-needed breakthrough. […]

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Festive activities to do with loved ones

And so we reach that time of year again; the streets are sparkling with the twinkle of lights, windows are glittering with giant baubles and the air is filled with a sense of love and joyfulness that brings families together from near or far. For most people, Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of […]

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