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

... may want to observe the wording which is sometimes used in the assessment notes. For example, a person with severe dementia or serious mobility problems may be described in the assessment notes as "needing assistance" with activities such as continence, eating etc, because they ...

10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... hobbies and interests Losing access to once-beloved hobbies and passions can be very hard for older people to adjust to. If they become less mobile or go to residential care, they may not be able to take part in regular activities that once formed a cornerstone of their ...

Tackling the emerging loneliness crisis for older men

... poor health. It is all very well hearing that sedentary lifestyles are bad for you, but if our mums and dads struggle with mobility problems- say after a stroke- what we really want to see are the simple bits of guidance that realistically help them to ...

How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... stresses the importance of social relationships for the elderly. Contact with people outside of their home can become a lifeline for those who're less mobile and frail improving their quality of life as well as warding off symptoms of depression and risk of early death. Can community projects ...

Joining book clubs and more without leaving home with TalkTime

... created with older people in mind. A facilitator brings the club members together at an arranged time by calling them on their landline or mobile phone. All the club member has to do is pick up the phone when it rings. They don't have to worry about ...

How to help your parent set up an email address

... simple guide and help your parents get connected to the World Wide Web. Visit BroadbandGenie.co.uk to find help guides and the latest broadband and mobile broadband deals at the touch of a button. If you found this article helpful, why not join the family? How to ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... may like to read:Getting connected on a tablet computer product reviewForewarned is forearmed where scammers are concerned Tips on managing money safely for the less mobile For our latest articles and a roundup of important news about eldercare why not sign up for our newsletter? Just click on the ...

How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband

... ISP or electrical and computer supply retailers. BroadbandGenie.co.uk is a broadband comparison site where you can find help guides and the latest broadband and mobile broadband deals at the touch of a button. If you found this article helpful, why not join the family? Matt Powell ...

Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... older and disabled people, has an excellent website that offers tips for staying safe and recommendations for cars and adaptations for those with limited mobility. End note Putting all this worry into context, there was a headline a while ago in a US paper that ran along ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... many people living with dementia, hobbies such as painting that they used to relish can become too difficult as not only cognitive but also mobility issues develop. This can leave then feeling disheartened and frustrated. We developed a different way of painting to combat this and help ...