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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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 […]
“Leaving the house, closing the front door and walking down the street all seem the most normal and quite natural of tasks for most people,” writes visiting carer Amy from Plymouth. “However, for some people, there are unseen conditions that prevent these very simple tasks.” Amy supports people with various needs and requirements including those […]
Homes aren’t just buildings – they’re places that hold special memories and where we feel the safest. Sadly, many families believe that the only way for their loved one to get the right care is by moving into a care or nursing home – away from their home comforts. Admitting your loved one needs some […]
A 500-mile trek may not sound like your idea of a holiday, but for Paul it is a chance to achieve a lifelong goal. Starting on the 1st of May 2018, we’re following his journey of the Camino de Santiago – the pilgrim route of the Pyrenees – from very start and all the way […]
As the UK’s go-to event for anyone looking to learn more about dementia, The Alzheimer’s Show is the annual forum for those affected by the condition. Full of practical information and activities, the show’s a chance to meet, face-to-face, with a huge range of industry experts. This year’s show takes place at the Olympia exhibition […]
A trip to Australia is on many of our bucket lists, whether it’s to see the country or meet with long-lost family members. For Charlotte from Milton Keynes, who lives with cerebral palsy, her dream of travelling Australia was for both of these reasons, and it was all made possible in April last year with […]
Whether it’s for a financial boost or because of a calling to find a new, strong purpose, more older workers over the age of 50 are choosing to work in care, some for the first time in their lives. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), during the past year alone more than 100,000 […]
There’s no mistake that we’re feet-first in a digital age – one of instant alerts about the international news of the day right through to all the local gossip from friends and family. It’s also a time of utilising mobile technology for daily tasks, whether it’s getting step-by-step directions, booking a holiday or paying a […]
With three children and two grandchildren, it’s fair to say that care is a significant part of Wilma’s life. Having joined our customer services team in Alcester in 2016, she was part of the team supporting families to find the right level of home care. But there was something missing for her. “As the months […]