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Hearing service cuts in the NHS

... Hearing service cuts in the NHS Hearing loss, deafness, NHS, hearing aid, hearing test, audiology Are you starting to wonder when that appointment for the NHS audiologist is ever going to come through for your parent? Are you puzzled that they have a ...

Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not?

... Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not? CARE HOME, MEMORY, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, SOCIAL CARE Dear Lesley My elderly aunt is currently living in a care home. She moved there following several near accidents with hot saucepans and irons and ...

Top tips on making life easier for someone with dementia

... Top tips on making life easier for someone with dementia dementia, alzheimer's, memory, independence We can't fix dementia. But in small ways we can make the world feel safer and less confusing. To help them We can suggest to their carers that they keep ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... Why we should all have dementia training dementia, 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 ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... enough to be used by elderly hands unaided. The choice of image is important too. A good jigsaw is age appropriate and stimulates memories and conversation once the puzzle is complete. These award-winning puzzles encourage bonding as the family interact with each other during and on completion ...

What happens during a cataract operation?

... What happens during a cataract operation? cataracts, sight loss, visual impairment, story, Operations to remove cataracts and improve eyesight are carried out every day across the country. Knowing that doesn't necessarily lessen the fear of what exactly is going to happen. John ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2

... How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2 dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Alzheimer's disease is hard to diagnose and so far there's no cure. We've been talking to Re:Cognition Health, the "brain health experts", about ...

Father's Day gift guide

... Father's Day gift guide gifts, father's day, gardening, memory, reminiscence According to the Internet (so it must be true) 65% of dads would rather have no Father's Day gift than be given a tie. So if you observe Father's Day, ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... you want to support your parents, first you need to understand the three basic reasons why we keep things:- sentimental (strong memory association)- useful (is useful, could be useful, could be valuable)- aesthetic (simply pleasurable or beautiful) ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... symptoms of anorexia in the elderly? Anorexia is often overlooked in the elderly as its symptoms can mimic those of old age. Weight loss, hair loss and a lacking appetite are signs of both ageing and anorexia but these symptoms on their own can't be used to ...