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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 ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... What to expect from your chosen care home eldercare, education, communication, death, end-of-life Helping your parent into care can be a difficult decision especially when you don't know what to ask from your parent's care provider. Kris Scotting, an expert in nursing and ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... who lost her life to cancer. Amanda is calling for a national change in attitude towards those in need. According to Waring, educating those already working in the sector is only one piece of the puzzle. She explains: "As an ageing population, there ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 1)

... of their assets. People set up trusts so they can dictate how their money is going to be spent. Often this is for education, charity and other expenses. Trusts are private your parent can leave money and assets without sharing the information. Trusts are also ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... Foundation emphasises that depression isn't an inevitable feature of ageing and many people enjoy later life. While public bodies in government, health and education all have a role to play, we too can help our parents to avoid the condition. Here are a few ideas: ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... helps restore movement and function when people are affected by injury, illness or disability. It uses movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice that are tailored to an individual's needs to promote, maintain and restore their physical health. Patients should be assessed by ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease?

... we are aware we are having difficulty with our memory and other executive abilities that is greater than expected for our age and level of education, but which does not interfere with our normal everyday activities.This is important as more than 60% of people experiencing this do develop ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... the Dementia Carer Network Group that I had set up. It was exceptionally well run by Tribal support and help when needed and very educational. My initiative inspired the Trade Union Congress (TUC) which created a case study, distributed nationally. How the Dementia Carer ...

How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... As the population ages that will need to change. The good news is that at least one organisation- The Association for Elderly Medicine Education (AEME) has been working to encourage junior doctors to specialise in geriatric medicine. A first conference on Geriatrics for Juniors in ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... it is crucial to book ahead and plan a trip thoroughly. Northern Rail connects tens of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more every day in the North of England. If you found this article useful you may also enjoy: Travelling with a ...