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Retirement living to look forward to

... Retirement living to look forward to eldercare, companionship, independence, community, guilt Sara McKee, Founder and Director of Evermore, shares her vision for the future of retirement living in the UK and talks about the importance of independence in later life. We all ...

Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly?

... Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly? loneliness, community, companionship, mental health Loneliness among the UK's ageing population is widely publicised as a health hazard which can increase the risk of depression, dementia and heart attacks. The size of the loneliness challenge ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... name is simply a "Pharmacist" both fulfil exactly the same role in your parent's healthcare. Generally there are two types of pharmacists community and hospital. Community pharmacists are responsible for dispensing both prescription and non-prescription medicines as well as providing over-the-counter advice on medicines and possible ...

The benefits of care over the phone

... his expertise in the field of telephone support and talks about the benefits of care over the phone. I was active in my local community, and realised there were many older people living on their own, feeling lonely and isolated from their friends and neighbours. There ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... , alzheimer's, communication, memory, eldercare Rebecca, our social media whizz kid, recently went on a "Dementia Awareness in the Community" training programme run by local charity Alzheimer's Dementia Support. She shares the practical tips she learnt for dealing with dementia and her ...

Joining book clubs and more without leaving home with TalkTime

... Joining book clubs and more without leaving home with TalkTime loneliness, communication, companionship, community Avoiding loneliness can be quite a challenge for anyone that's housebound or can only get out with help. We look at a scheme run by the charity Independent Age in the ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... to pass knowledge onto new employees. "Care-swapping" recommended as a way to solve issues associated with long distance care which would foster community spirit and promote social responsibility for ageing population. 1 in 4 women over 45 are carers and there is a 50% chance ...

10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... of news and information on issues that directly affect their lives. Local news in particular can help people feel much more engaged in their community, while making them aware of local events. Twitter's "Popular in your network" email bulletins also help ensure users do not ...

Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care?

... post registration courses in dementia care and mentor or teacher preparation. Once these courses are completed they must demonstrate experience of working in the community, working with other care professionals and providing dementia training as well as 2 years post-qualification experience and 2 years' experience of working ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... free and based solely on your parent's state of health and not their financial wellbeing. This is where it differs from accessing social and community care services offered by your parent's local authority as these services are usually means tested. The local authority takes into consideration your parent's ...