June 19, 2018
Dementia isn’t one illness alone: rather it is a collection of symptoms that are caused by a number of different conditions, for example Alzheimer’s. Furthermore, no two people with dementia will experience the same symptoms, in the same way, or in the same order. This can make it very difficult for loved ones who are concerned about their family member, and how they can help them.
June 6, 2018
Coming up with elderly day trips, which will bring pleasure and relaxation for both your parents, you, and any grandchildren, can be tricky. Day trips for senior citizens need to take in to account specific considerations. We’ve drawn up a list of the most suitable elderly day trip for families in North Devon allowing you all to have quality time together.
May 23, 2018
At our specialised dementia care homes North Devon we are proud of our outstanding reputation for offering the very best in leading dementia care. Through this, and our collaboration with Share Music South West we have been privileged to see the positive effects of music therapy for older people with dementia.
May 8, 2018
It’s an understandably difficult decision when you are considering the care needs of your spouse and your own capabilities. Coping with placing a spouse in a nursing home is enormously tough, often when you yourself need support too. It’s also difficult to know when it is the right time to make that decision, and how to go about it.
April 17, 2018
Simple Memory Aids for the Elderly Many elderly people fit the stereotype of being forgetful. It’s a normal and natural part of getting older. However, there are various strategies and approaches we can take to help with the memory needs of the elderlies. From our nursing homes in Raleigh, we have experience of using a range of different memory aids for residents. Before we look at the specifics, you need to understand that what works for one may not work for another. We’re all different, but these are general memory aids for the senior that we have generally found to be helpful. You may find that you build a repertoire of your favourite methods, or adapt one to suit. What […]
April 4, 2018
How to Deal with the Guilt of Putting Your Parent in a Nursing Home There’s no doubt that wrangling with the decision over the most suitable care for your parent can feel like a mammoth task: one in which there are no winners. The result of this decision often leaves you with a hefty dose of guilt. While outsiders can easily see the logic of the situation, and therefore often see it as a clear cut decision, you feel the emotion. It’s difficult to pull out the different contributing factors and to assuage the guilt. However, as we’ve learned from our experience of countless adult children dealing with the guilt of putting a parent in a nursing home at our […]
March 22, 2018
10 Board Games You Can Play With Dementia Patients It’s easy to think you should avoid board games for people with dementia. You don’t want to stress them out or highlight their difficulties. With dementia come problems with memory and cognition – obstacles to successful board game enjoyment. However, the right board games, chosen wisely, can actually help. Indeed one study into the use of Bingo with dementia patients concluded that “a simple cognitive activity such as Bingo can be of great value to the daily management of Alzheimer’s patients”. There are some important things you need to pay attention to. Often in our experience at our care homes in Devon, our dementia residents are also struggling with the usual […]
March 16, 2018
Benefits of Care Homes We don’t often realise that care homes bring with them immense and diverse benefits. Fear that the disadvantages of care homes outweigh the benefits usually rest on the inconsistency of care between different homes. At Eastleigh, we are focused on maximising the many and varied benefits of care homes at all of our nursing homes in North Devon. The Benefits of Eastleigh Care Homes Time: For families with time-poor lives, and elderly individuals needing time, we can ensure that your loved one gets the time they need. In turn, this impacts on the quality of the time you spend with your loved one knowing that there needn’t be other demands vying for your attention. At Eastleigh, […]