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Dementia care

Real stories and the latest news

News and stories about dementia care at home

Read our latest blog posts about dementia care and the customers we’re supporting each and every day so they can continue to live in their homes.

 

New Dementia Online Tool

At Helping Hands, we’re always looking for ways to improve daily care: for the person being cared for, for families, and for the carers themselves. As a result we’d like to introduce an innovative online care system that we think will prove very beneficial for all those involved in the care of your loved one […]

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Checking the quality of Dementia Care

Quality Dementia Care from Helping Hands The Helping Hands’ specialist Dementia service is continually developing, with over 50% of our customers over the age of 65 living with a form of the condition. When providing high quality dementia care in the home, Helping Hands ensures comprehensive staff training in order to empower our teams in […]

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Dementia Awareness Week – The Dementia Diet

During Dementia Awareness Week we’re looking at the effect Dementia can have on appetite and dementia care strategies for improving nutrition and eating environments. The cause of weight loss in dementia differs at every stage and depends on the individual, however some of the contributing factors can be: • A reduced food intake due to ‘forgetting […]

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Thinking about Dementia

Young or old we all have a duty to better understand and recognise the signs of Dementia. It’s completely normal for memory to be affected by age, stress, tiredness or certain illnesses and medications. This can be tiresome if it happens occasionally, but if it begins affecting yours – or your loved ones – family […]

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Dementia Care at Home – Can it help?

If you are exploring the options of how to support a loved one with dementia, considering dementia care at home is now at the top of many families’ lists. If diagnosed with dementia, many people may want to stay in their own home for as long as possible, close to the people they love, and […]

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Communication and Dementia

Dementia is a progressive condition that will affect a person’s memory and their ability to retain certain information, such as names and dates. There may come a time when your loved one’s ability to communicate with you diminishes. This can be a difficult, but there are ways that you can effectively communicate with someone who […]

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Dementia Champions hit 300

As the need for quality dementia care increases, Helping Hands has been busy training a dedicated team of Carers who will specialise in the intricacies of dementia care and now has over 300 qualified dementia carers across the country. The advanced training, available to any Helping Hands Carer starts at the very beginning of their […]

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Night-time Dementia Care

Here at Helping Hands we have provided care for Dementia customers for 25 years, and during this time we’ve developed a real understanding of the needs of people affected by the condition. Our highly-trained Carers are experienced in helping customers and their families cope with the challenges that Dementia care presents on a daily basis, […]

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Thatcham Dementia Family day a huge success

The event, one of a series by Helping Hands was hosted by the Great British Care awards Dementia Personality of The Year winner, Jayne Vale . The training took local families through some of the science as well as some hands on training activities. The session then allowed for individuals to share experiences and raise […]

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