November 22, 2018
How to Plan a Day Trip for Someone with Dementia We all know the benefits of getting out and about in terms of our wellbeing. However, undertaking a day trip with someone who has dementia can pose a number of hurdles and concerns. This article looks at how to plan a day out to boost their sense of peace and wellbeing. Choose the location carefully Day trips can vary from an excursion to a local café, to a stroll down memory lane. Choose your location with care, particularly when considering eateries. Some venues will be quieter and calmer, and these should be preferred. It is worth investigating local venues which offer wheelchair borrowing or rental services. These places not only […]
November 15, 2018
The two primary symptoms of dementia are memory problems and communication difficulties. This can make holding a conversation with someone with dementia a struggle and a daunting concept. However, it is vital to endeavour to adapt your communication so that you can communicate effectively. This can not only help alleviate the dementia sufferer’s anxiety but to also help to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing.
October 23, 2018
Why You Will Enjoy Your Retirement in North Devon There are a myriad of reasons to sing Devon’s praises. It’s one of the nation’s most popular spot for visitors dreaming of stunning landscape, delectable food and a slower pace of life. However, the reasons why Devon is such a wonderful part of the UK particularly ring true when it comes to the quality of life and opportunities for retirees. Nationwide, Devon and the South West have a reputation for being the place to retire. But why is this? Let’s take a look at just some of the reasons you should consider making the move to Devon on your retirement. 10 Top Reasons To Love North Devon Community: For many retirees, […]
October 18, 2018
How You Know it’s Time for Assisted Living Knowing when you need to consider assisted living is a difficult decision for any person to face. However, it’s often a matter of loved ones being in the position to identify when a move needs to be made. Roles are often reversed with adult children taking on the position of caregiver. Knowing when assisted living is now required can feel like a complex and overwhelming decision. As Somerset assisted living providers, we see this situation play out time and again, in various different ways. There are some common signs that can help you realise that it’s time for assisted living to be considered. The Obvious Signs It is unlikely to be much […]
September 20, 2018
What You Need to Know About Power of Attorney 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.