September 20, 2018
In a nutshell, a power of attorney for elderly parents is a means of lightening their load and anxiety. It can also help you feel less anxious about their vulnerability. However, given that we all understandably want to fervently guard our independence, knowing when you should be setting up power of attorney can be a difficult decision. This is a comprehensive guide to organising a power of attorney for an elderly parent, including the different types and how to do it.
September 6, 2018
What are the symptoms of Dementia? In our previous post, How to Spot Early Onset Dementia, we looked at the tell-tale signs and symptoms experienced during the early development of dementia. Dementia is a progressive condition meaning that symptoms will generally worsen over time. The symptoms will mostly still fit within the categories explained in our earlier article. However, in excess of these, and perpetuated by them, dementia can go on to cause the additional symptoms.
August 18, 2018
The elderly, and particularly those with dementia, can experience significant sleep challenges. It’s not unusual to end up sleeping a lot in the day and being unable to sleep at night, including frequent night-waking.
August 6, 2018
It is vital that care homes are skilled at encouraging independence in the elderly. This may seem contradictory with the aim of providing care, but we believe that quite the opposite is true. While ensuring a high level of care and safety, promoting and actively working to maintain independence in elderly individuals brings a sense of control, self-esteem and dignity.
July 15, 2018
In the winter months we are familiar with hearing how the cold weather affects our elderly. We are therefore more on the lookout for potential problems. However, we don’t always realise that the warmer months bring unique challenges too. The elderly are often particularly vulnerable to dehydration. At this time of year we need to be more aware of this.
July 4, 2018
At Eastleigh care homes, we are firm believers in the power of tailored social interaction for all of our residents. Hence we focus so much on activities for elderly with dementia. We see the benefits this brings, particularly for individuals in the grip of dementia. Dementia can make it so that people surrounding the patient step back from true engagement and offer an individualised approach; this is detrimental.
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.