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The Care Act 2014 - what does it mean for you?

... CJD) aftercare services/support provided under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 any service or part of service which the NHS ... , facilities or resources promotion of integration of care and support with health and other services provision of information and advice to adults and carers ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... research into how I could better the lives of people living with mental illnesses. I had noticed that as the illness progressed my Grandfather's ... with dementia mentally and physically stimulated has a huge impact on their health and quality of life. At Active Minds we have a passionate ...

Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story

... are some tips that have helped others: Look after your own mental and physical health. Ultimately, if you aren't well, you ... look after anyone else Do whatever you can to get a complete break. Even 10 minutes sitting quietly and focusing on calm breathing can ...

Dementia, creativity and napkins... yes napkins!

... lunch can be beneficial in terms of social interaction as well as mental stimulation. The benefits of working creatively apply equally to care home ... collaborative venture between Deirdre and Willis Newson, a specialist arts and health consultants, who's running the programme funded by Arts Council England and ...

Banishing the fear of falling with reflexology

... , easily able to out-dig me in the garden and far more mentally alert than I will ever be! Then one day, while ... am absolutely delighted that she has been so pro-active in maintaining her health and well-being. Surrey-based Amanda Weller AdvBP, ParamaBP is a reflexologist ...

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

... disoriented. A monitor or a bell (if they have the mental capacity) can be really handy. You can also support a ... our regular newsletter offering advice and tips on care, finance, health and quality of life for older friends and relatives? Just click ...

What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... to make important decisions for themselves they are protected under the 2005 Mental Capacity Act which outlines that actions made on behalf of your parent ... harm or distress to the older person". The Department of Health says abuse can take 6 different forms: Physical hitting, pushing ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition

... such as difficulty in chewing and swallowing, or more emotional and mental issues such as grief and loneliness. If malnutrition is left undiagnosed ... worried, ask if they will see their GP to assess their health as well as provide them with dietary advice or refer them to ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health HEALTH, VARICOSE VEINS, EXERCISE, ELDERCARE There's a strong belief that treating varicose veins is more a vanity project than a health issue. Consultant Vascular Surgeon Prof Mark S Whiteley explains how varicose veins can lead ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 2

... NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 2 NHS, CONTINUING HEALTHCARE, CARE COSTS Following his discussion of who can claim NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in part 1 of this article, independent adviser Roger Burgess explains the steps that applicants will go through ...