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Read Helping Hands’ latest news and the real-life stories from our customers and carers across the country. Our blog also provides an insight into how home care works and how we’re supporting adults of all ages, each and every day.

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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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Opening the door – working with mental health

“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 […]

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Care homes are not the only option

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 […]

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Come and meet us at The Alzheimer’s Show

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 […]

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Mobile technology tracking home care visits

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 […]

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