I’ve been asked a number of times over the last few years, given the trips out we have made with family on whether or not to take a loved one who has dementia on trips away. My answer is an easy one as personally I would only do so if they are still in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or Dementia. If the person who has dementia is too far advanced, then the likelihood is that the problems you face or encounter will be too difficult or severe. Once they enter the moderate or la
5 key steps to help you choose a Care Home
1. Work out what you will need
A needs assessment by a trained professional, such as a health or social worker will help you find out what level of support is required. As also, this will also help tell you what type of home best meets these requirements. For example, the needs assessment will help clarify whether a residential or nursing home is more appropriate and suits your needs. Or whether a home is needed, that offers more
Signs of Hearing Loss & How to Test Your Symptoms
Hearing loss is a very common problem, although many people suffer without getting the help they need. It can be hard to assess yourself for hearing loss, you may not feel any different. But those around you may be getting cross or frustrated that you don’t seem to be paying attention to them, or if you are always asking them to repeat themselves.
If it feels like the rest of the world has started to mumble or you are havi
Planning a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party
How to Celebrate the Occasion
A couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary certainly deserve to celebrate, as did my own parents recently. They have managed to survive 50 years of life's ups & downs together. Based on recent ONS statistics, these days not many people make it through 5 years of marriage, let alone 50 years.
During this time, the married couple build a legacy that cannot be measured in their material poss
If you plan to visit any friends, loved ones or family members who have dementia, we soon learnt that starting the visit with too many questions was not sensible or helpful. Because if you do, you may simply increase their anxiety levels to a point they simply become confused.
Sometimes any questions, or worse still and as we learnt far too many questions regardless of their good nature would cause an emotional outburst when speaking to my Wife’s Nan. And if I were to cast
Consumers, in particular the elderly, are being warned to be aware of rip-offs and rogue traders.
Citizens Advice says that the people looking for credit, wanting to switch household bills to save money and those looking for work are those most likely to be exploited.
The 5 most common rip-offs in a recent Citizens Advice survey were: Fake lotteries & prizes Debt advice firms that charge big fees but don’t sort out the problem Loan offers where consumers pay fees but then
Choosing the right Care or Nursing Home for a loved one One of the hardest things you will face as an adult is watching your parent, or other family members grow old. And as we are all reading and hearing in the news these days complications arise from this. How do I know this, well I know with great ease because I’ve already seen and experienced it with my own Grandparents. And also with my parents, that was really hard.
If you have a loved one or member of your family that