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Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... idea to make sure furniture doesn't block common routes throughout the house. The same goes for clutter and loose wires. People living with dementia will require a carer with a great deal of specialist knowledge and patience. Some people living with dementia can be prone to wandering ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... and movement of muscles progressive neurological diseases- the nerves and muscles are weaker which makes it hard to swallow in time and chew properly dementia- the ability to identify food and drink in the mouth and trigger the swallow on time is compromised. Some people will hold ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... you have a parent who can never find their specs? We know people who have bought attractive multi-coloured spectacle frames for a parent with dementia. Have a look at the Ronit Furst range on Facebook. The travel version of the Mighty Mug is billed as a mug ...

The 10 biggest myths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

... this almost always happens the wrong way round with people being asked about their money from the outset. 2. "If you have dementia you're not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare." False Sadly many families are told this by NHS, local authority assessors and others ...

Mother's Day gifts for grandma 2015

... so fixing a date is a great way to make sure it happens. At When They Get Older we've seen how families living with dementia can connect through art. If you're not an artist yourself but think your parent could take pleasure in creating something beautiful then an ...

How to keep your parent's fridge fresh and organised

... study by the University of Exeter Medical School older people who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have a 1 in 5 chance of developing dementia. The British Nutrition Foundation recommends increased intake of vitamin D for older people as the skin's ability to synthesise vitamin D decreases with ...

Parents are many things. Is a burden one of them?

... learned from the way we as a family reacted to mum's illness. She never admitted that anything was wrong with her, and her dementia took her far away from us in the end. Of course dementia is quite different to just being crotchety, and you can't ...

How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... . May yours be one of them. If you found this article interesting, you may like to read: Case study: supporting dementia carers at work How can flexible working hours help me be a carer too? Tips on juggling work and parents with dementia a ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... support from specialist nurses in a nursing home while being able to enjoy the company of other residents. Caring for different conditions such as dementia Most care homes cater for specific conditions that may need a higher level of care. Conditions such as dementia, Huntington's and Parkinson's ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... earlier life can be a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining activity for everyone concerned. It's also been found to be particularly helpful for those with dementia, who often retain long-term memories far more easily than newer one. Creating personalised hardback books is a growing trend and here are ...