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How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... , friends and relatives pass away in later life. The Social Care Institute for Excellence defines loneliness as a "public health issue" ... they took part in the 10 week programme exploring safety in the home and social isolation among over 55s. How is loneliness affecting the ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... the medications they've been taking. Choices in aftercare The level of care your parent needs will depend on the severity of their stroke, ... aftercare and rehabilitation to suit your parent including: A specialist care home or rehabilitation residency Well-equipped nursing facilities Care at home Physiotherapy Speech and ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... shunning important conversations and practical actions to manage their end of life care and final affairs. Last month's research found that just over one ... had the option would you rather be cared for in your own home?" Or it may be easier to initially ask your parents ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... a growing problem and increasing numbers of working people are attempting to care for family with dementia. These carers are often hidden to employers ... abroad at very short notice to organise her mother into a care home prompted discussion around line management consistency for colleagues in a similar position ...

Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia

... sandy beach. The first weekend after we moved Mum into her care home I picked her up as the sun was rising and we ... out for a dawn stroll. That was two years ago almost to the day of me writing this. I've tried to keep doing ...

Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... and potentially some company. They do not offer the facilities of care homes. Here there is a concierge who can provide information and ... benefit the fit and healthy who are looking for a more manageable home and potentially some company. They do not offer the facilities of ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... by carers and family? Hoists are mainly used in hospitals, care homes and are for patients that are completely bedridden rather than those ... are the many stages of aids to help with bathing in the home? If your parent struggles with getting in or out of the ...

I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer

... I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, RELATIONSHIPS, MOBILITY Dear Lesley My aunt had been ... malnutrition in an older person Tips on getting the right care at home How can occupational therapists help our ageing relatives at home? You ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... I thought she had lost forever due to her dementia For those caring for an elderly parent the films can bring a welcome relief from ... of changing the focus when you're perhaps visiting them in a care home. Janet Crampton, former Department of Health advisor and on the ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... . Dementia affects not only the patient but those responsible for their care, such as family members, with many carers finding the process ... at Kingston University. I began consultation with carers in a local home as well as the head of dementia care at St George's hospital ...