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Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia?

... modifying risk factors. How can we identify dementia before it's obvious and too late? As I was representing our When They Get Older community, I had the opportunity to ask leading thinkers on the subject "how do we help our parents recognise that they are at ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... this as a pretext for them to help mum with whatever she needed. We said they wanted to do their bit in the local community so would she please indulge them? At first she didn't like having strangers in her home and would sometimes cancel their visits but ...

When a loved one loses their sight

... such as acoustic rifle shooting, archery and bowls. Blind Veterans UK provides specialist sight loss support to veterans at home, in the community and at its three centres, in Brighton, Sheffield and Llandudno, so that each and every veteran can access support wherever and ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... their waking, sleeping and eating routine, remind them to take medication, improve confidence, keep them active and engaged with their local community, as well as providing a constant companion who will reassure when facing new and unfamiliar situations. While this form of therapy has ...

Should you be paying care home top-up fees?

... week and more. What do care homes have to say? In its research Independent Age worked with the care home representative body English Community Care Association to find out how top-up fees are arranged. The research found that despite legal requirements, many councils leave homes and ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... by a lack of nutrients It's important to realise that parents who live alone or those with mobility issues can feel isolated within their own community and could be more susceptible to anorexia- the symptoms of which can go undetected if they don't receive frequent visits. An unusually ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... was still capable of driving and so worried less about him. He also became an inspiration for those "younger" drivers in his community he encouraged them to do the Skills for Life package too. At 73 they didn't want to be beaten by an 86 year ...

The Care Act 2014 - what does it mean for you?

... purpose of this type of care is to prevent a person's re-admittance to hospital and where the intention is for the person to return home community equipment (aids and minor adaptions). Aids must be provided free of charge whether provided to meet or prevent/delay needs ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... a living hell. But not always, and not if you get the right help early on. We were incredibly lucky with the Community Psychiatric Nurse who monitored Dad while he was on Aricept, the people at Alzheimer's Scotland, the Carers' Trust, the local ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... of nostalgia. Peter realised their potential for people with dementia and began to play them during the memory sessions he organised within the local community. The films had a profound effect on his attendees. "Chairs were being moved, conversation suddenly became quiet, and then ...