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Why eating well is important in dementia

... living While the advice from the review is focused on care homes there are ideas we can pull out to discuss with our parents' healthcare team wherever they are living. As our parents age, we can keep an eye on their weight and talk to healthcare professionals ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... and starting dates GP details Other: Anything else that's relevant including information about any pets or other dependents Potential to add a photo EIO continues to listen to feedback and implement improvements. On the security front the site is password-protected and the company says the data is stored ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... blood pressure, cholesterol, and giving up smoking are all cited as helping to slow down deterioration. Current research New clinical studies are continually being carried out by leading organisations within the medical industry. Reports from the Alzheimer's Society conference in November 2015 summarise a raft of ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... or should I go? If you feel your eldercare commitments are encroaching on work hours you may need to make the difficult decision between continuing on in your career or leaving work to provide care for your parent. Should you find you're spending over 35 hours caring and ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... create and play a proactive role in dementia friendly communities. "The Dementia Friends movement is now more important than ever, and through continued support we hope more businesses and communities will see the significance of increasing their own knowledge of the condition. We will continue to ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... increasing health and wellbeing. It's an approach that many families already know and understand. A parent who has always kept a pet will continue to enjoy their company if the right help can be provided for dog walking or visits to the vet, for example. The ...

Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... of people aged 85 and over is projected to reach 3.5 million by 2035, 2.5 times larger than in 2010. If the population continues to age at this rate the number of elderly who'll need support will increase significantly. Programmes are growing around the country to help ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... Greenwood of family business Bath-Knight, inventors of the belted bath-lift, for some tips on choosing and funding bathroom aids so that parents can continue to enjoy bathing with dignity and confidence. Many elderly people struggle to bathe and sadly, it seems to start when there is ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... , carer, power of attorney, relationships When you're caring for a parent, or partner, with dementia it can be hard to continue without help from others. We asked the experts behind PayingForCare for advice on where to find the right information to help us when ...

Respecting my parents' wishes

... talk about it". I just nodded and asked her to tell me what had been happening with regards to her prognosis and we continued talking about the ups and downs of the last few months. We talked for a long time, sinking into a deeper conversation ...