How to help older adults stave off depression

When taking care of an ageing loved one, most carers focus on the senior’s physical health. However, it’s also important to focus on emotional well-being. Due to shifting brain chemistry, decreased independence, and other factors, seniors have a high risk of...

What is Sundown Syndrome?

Sundown Syndrome is when people with dementia may become more confused, restless or insecure late in the afternoon or early evening. It can be worse after a move or a change in their routine. They may become more demanding, restless, upset, suspicious, disoriented and...

Fall Prevention and Safeguarding

Reduce your risk by helping you to feel safe Between one third and half of people aged over 65 suffer a fall in any given year. Apart from the pain , discomfort and inconvenience, the after effects of a fall can be life changing. Most of these falls are minor, but...

Can Dementia Come and Go?

Nearly everyone who cares for someone with dementia has a story like this: “Just yesterday, mum spent most of the day sitting quietly and barely said a word. When I brought her lunch, she looked at me like I was a stranger. This morning, she greeted me cheerfully and...

How Dementia can affect Vision

The vision changes from dementia cause confusion and fear. You might notice strange behaviours and responses. Many people mistakenly think the odd behaviour is a result of hallucinations. Understanding the changes helps you provide more compassionate care.       5...

Type 2 Diabetes Grocery List

Eating well with diabetes means knowing what to choose when you do your  grocery shopping. You can learn how to train your taste buds so that you can eat balanced, low-sugar meals. In this article, we’re discussing: What type 2 diabetes is. The benefits of a low...

Aids to Independence

There are dozens of ways to counter the effects of ageing and lost mobility, without being forced to rely upon other people throughout the day. From stair lifts and walk-in baths, to safety kettles and easy-grip kitchen utensils, there is a vast array of equipment to...