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Supporting dementia carers at work

... proposal was put to the Executive Board to encourage line managers to attend the Dementia Friends sessions. Leading from the front by becoming Dementia ... . This has led to a proposal for a consistent approach that allows carers up to five days special paid leave for dealing with an ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... to find those best suited to his needs.I organised for George to attend a weekly lunch club where they provided him with a healthy lunch ... suffered a stroke he'd been lonely and so this type of activity allowed for him to socialise with other members of the community who shared ...

10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... learn more and develop their skills. Encouraging an older parent to attend can give them confidence to learn in a very supportive environment with ... new As well as staying connected with existing friends, social media allows older people to identify local groups where they can easily connect with ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... prescriptions, dispensing medicines as part of treatment plans prescribed by the attending medical staff. Prescriptions Since 2002 pharmacists have had the power to ... prescription is valid for six months from the date it was signed allowing them to collect their medicine when it's most convenient. If you're ...

NHS Continuing Healthcare: why it's important to have a coordinator

... example, ensuring that at least two member from different NHS disciplines attend the meeting in order to form part of a legitimate MDT. ... all potential sources prior to the meeting -normally a 28 day period allows for this to take place prior to the MDT meeting. Therefore ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... to help make life easier for a person with dementia Applying for Attendance Allowance for someone who needs care Our "Making life better" ... care is designed to promote independence, reinforce a positive approach and allow the person to remain in familiar surroundings. A bespoke care plan ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... way of ensuring that your parent is treated quickly and that the attending physician is aware of your parent's history as well as the medications ... at the hospital? Taking your parent to A&E will allow the necessary tests and scans to be completed in order to identify ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... schemes including walks specifically for those living with dementia.They are free to attend but individuals should come with a carer or someone who knows them ... something that can no longer be achievable. However, supported holidays allow carers and people living with dementia to enjoy holidays together by taking ...

The 10 biggest myths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

... Healthcare funding. 9. "Family members are not allowed to attend Continuing Healthcare assessments." False It is vital that family members ... NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. 9. "Family members are not allowed to attend Continuing Healthcare assessments." False It is vital that ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... friend is coming to visit or if there is an appointment to attend. Or they might have a daily calendar to tell them: ... good if the live-in carer is looking after a couple as it allows them to have time together. Internet access is also essential for ...