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Tips on making your home dementia friendly

Being in the familiarity of your own home can alleviate a lot of the worry that follows a dementia diagnosis. And whilst it’s worth noting that the design and layout of your home can make an impact on an individual living at home with dementia, there are things that you can do to make life […]

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Tips on supporting elderly neighbours

There’s no question that modern life can be busy; the pressures of work and family often mean that our feet barely seem to touch the ground as we dash from one location to another. We frequently have to cram as much as we possibly can into every day, and once we finally get home, we […]

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Families putting off conversations about care

Only a third of people say they discussed relatives’ care needs at the right time. Only 15% know their relatives’ exact wishes regarding future care. Discomfort, upset and arguments causing subject to be avoided. Home care experts Helping Hands offers advice on tackling the difficult issue of home care. With one in two people predicted […]

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Living with dementia at Christmas

Christmas can be a very exciting time for many of us. Exchanging gifts, spending quality time with your nearest and dearest and trying to make it all the way through Christmas dinner without dropping your paper hat in the gravy; it truly can be the most wonderful time of the year. Not only that, but […]

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Remembering the fallen: Bob’s story

Meet live-in customer Robert (Bob) Hucklesby, a former prisoner of war and activist for the welfare of ex-prisoners of war and their families. Here, Bob tells us his story of how he survived three and a half years of imprisonment and how he – as he reaches his 100th birthday in January 2021 – continues […]

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Surviving the Lisbon Maru: Dennis’ story

Dennis is 101, a father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather and one of only two remaining surviving prisoners of the Lisbon Maru. Here, Dennis shares his experience of his time on the Lisbon Maru and surviving three years and eight months in Japanese captivity. “I grew up in London and then left home to […]

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