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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly?

... a complex issue which can be a symptom of physical, emotional and social isolation.Elderly people who have lost loved ones, their independence or mobility must rely on friends, neighbours and relatives to keep them company and assist them with day-to-day living. If they're left unaided then ...

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 ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... shops, many of which have recently undertaken dementia training. "It is also now possible for online customers to add the name and mobile phone number of a friend or family member we can contact if our drivers are unable to make their delivery. This offers added ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... to start as disturbed sleep due to heat can lead to sleep deprivation and lack of energy during the day. Depending on your parent's mobility and willingness to travel it may be a good idea to do a "reverse-migration" and plan a trip to colder climates as ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... that we tried, none could read the NFC code. Only one phone had a QR reader installed, and that struggled because the mobile reception at that location wasn't strong. So it wasn't a roaring success immediately but we do expect this to change as people upgrade ...

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 ...