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10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... 10 good reasons for older people to get into social media Social Media, Internet, Technology, Communication Despite its overwhelming popularity and ... on everyday life, many older people still find the thought of using social media very intimidating. By helping parents take those first tentative ...

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

... abuse in your parent's care home eldercare, communication, trust, social care When we see images of neglect and abuse in the news ... hope and pray that it won't happen to our parents. The media paints a negative picture of care homes creating a culture of fear ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... care to support them at home. Aleisha White, an independent social worker and founder of The Care Advice Service, explains what services ... PHYSIOTHERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, ELDERCARE We often see stories in the media about older people being discharged from hospital without enough care to support ...

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 ... Community" training programme run by local charity Alzheimer's Dementia Support. She shares the practical tips she learnt for dealing with dementia and her ...

Retiring to the country - 8 things to discuss before your parents decide

... Many cited peace and quiet as being more important than practicalities and social/family life Surprisingly, nearly a quarter didn't think active communities ... austerity and cut-backs? Research undertaken with 500 over-55s by The Rural Media Company as part of the "Over The Hill" campaign showed ...

How to help your parent use the internet

... guide to navigating these first steps in internet searching. Setting up social media While Facebook and Twitter tend to dominate the social media sphere ... may find your parent prefers sit on the side-lines and experience them through you than make an account of their own. This may be ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... for change. Suggest they consider new activities in retirement that provide social interaction, a sense of purpose, continuing participation, and even ... offering to set up email, Skype, Facebook or other social media (or ask your children to do it!). Explore ...

We chose to sell medals for Branse's benefit

... chose to sell medals for Branse's benefit Alzheimer's, care fees, social care, care home, story Image provided by Dix Noonan WebbThis ... care home has been concerned too about my father's protection from the media. We've had to really make it clear that we don't want ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... want to take advantage of the varied benefits of shopping online and social media. However, this is a whole new arena which can ... a variety of new challenges. Notwithstanding the fact that we may get calls at 9.00pm on a Saturday evening asking for help in how ...

Practical projects bring people together in Men's Sheds

... offering people greater purpose, a sense of achievement and opportunities for social interaction with each other and the wider community. Men's Sheds in ... national policy makers and influencers and raise their profile through the national media. In May 2012 there were 12 sheds in existence in the ...