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Who matters in the care home?

... Who matters in the care home? communication, education, relationships, eldercare How one group of experts is aiming to encourage good practice in care homes. A buzz term you may increasingly come across when you're researching care homes is "patient-centric care" or its ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... crafting acrylic paints (DecoArt paints are available from Hobby Craft, Amazon and eBay) or try a local craft market for someone to commission. Loss of driving confidence is something many older people face. If your parents are worrying about getting out on the road, ...

What happens during a cataract operation?

... with my left it was a case of "where's the chart?" The optician diagnosed a cataract and referred me to the eye clinic at the local hospital. I would advise everyone to go for a regular check up at the opticians even if they think their ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... household appliances and talking about people who had died as if they were still alive. Finally, we took her to the "memory clinic' and she was diagnosed with "Dementia in Alzheimer's disease". It felt terrifying. We thought that meant she was " ...

Adjusting to life in a wheelchair

... Suddenly being thrust into the medical environment of a spinal unit was a bit of a shock. All the assistive aids were functional but clinical and grey and ugly to boot. Daily living with products like this was not something I looked forward to. I have to ...

Father's Day gift guide

... for the faint-hearted but open to all ages Airkix are offering special "Superhero Flights" for Father's Day. Prices start from 29.99 and group discounts are available goody! Maybe you can do it with them! Maybe not Cheese please Something a little different from the plastic-wrapped ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... necessary or the price is exorbitant. At the door It can be difficult to get to know neighbours but joining a local Neighbourhood Watch group can provide a meeting place and the opportunity to meet local community officers who can keep an eye on your relative's home while on ...

5 tips for preventing falls in the home

... With more than six years' experience as an ICU Nurse at some of the top hospitals in the USA, such as The Cleveland Clinic and Duke University Hospital, I have seen thousands of patients who struggle with the same problem- mobility! Every person ultimately will ...

Who needs care anyway?

... the chances that we will need help with care in the first place. If you're browsing this website you've probably heard of Andrew Dilnot's Commission report and of the government's plans to overhaul the social care funding system in the UK. But as we ask friends and family ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... between what we say we feel comfortable doing and what we actually do. While the majority of us, including those in older age groups, say we're comfortable talking about dying, most people are still shunning important conversations and practical actions to manage their end of life ...