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Helping parents to avoid depression

... Helping parents to avoid depression Depression, Mental Health, Loneliness, Relationships, Retirement With depression known to be a real risk in ... ageing population, there are many ways that we can help our parents to keep active and independent to stave off the gloom. Our ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health? pets, loneliness, mental health, dementia, alzheimer's We explore the potential benefits of pet ... Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health? pets, loneliness, mental health, dementia, alzheimer's We explore the potential benefits ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... pet for your parent a good idea? Pets, Loneliness, mental health, insurance, Pets are often recommended as good companions for ... lonely or housebound. What are the pros and cons of pet ownership as your parents grow frailer, and how can you help them ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... The health benefits of plants for your parent gardening, mental health, dementia, story This week's storyteller is Clare Long. Clare ... The health benefits of plants for your parent gardening, mental health, dementia, story This week's storyteller is Clare Long. Clare ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... you are not able to take the decision in question due to mental incapacity. In this second situation, your attorneys can only take ... affairs whereas LPAs relate to property and financial affairs and/or health and welfare matters. "If I make a property and financial ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... the outdoors with a family member with dementia DEMENTIA, EXERCISE, MENTAL HEALTH, MOBILITY Being out in nature and sharing activity outside is ... which brings immediate benefits to people living with dementia and we believe is a crucial part of "living well". The outdoors is ...

Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now?

... Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now? nhs, eldercare, social care, money, finance From April 2014 people who qualify for fully-funded NHS Continuing Health Care have the right to ask for a Personal Health Budget. As with so many ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... seen. Keeping active and physical is also thought to help our mental health too, with fit legs supposedly equaling a healthy mind. ... often bombarded daily with facts and statistics surrounding the state of our health and dementia is no different, with many new studies claiming to ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia DEMENTIA, CARE, MENTAL HEALTH, BALANCE Adam Sibley has written an acclaimed book about his ... of caring for a mother with early onset dementia. In this article he offers advice from someone who has been there to help those ...

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

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