October 11, 2021

What is a Memory Clinic?

Memory services, or memory assessment services, are sometimes referred to as a memory clinic. Here we explain what a memory clinic is, who you can expect to see, what happens during appointments and what happens afterwards. The memory clinic The memory clinic is run by a selection of different medical […]
October 11, 2021

Driving Concerns: How to Stop Elderly Parents Driving UK Laws

It’s a heart-breaking scenario – how to stop elderly parents from driving (in particular how to stop elderly parents from driving uk laws). In this simple phrase comes so much angst about potential conflict, removing independence, keeping people safe and knowing that it is a one-way decision.  In the UK […]
September 10, 2021

How Often Should You Visit Elderly Parents?

Even without the visiting difficulties of the last year, knowing how often you should visit elderly parents is often a topic on the minds of adult children. This can feel like a particularly pertinent question if your elderly parent lives alone or is in a care home. Even if your […]
July 16, 2021

The Best UK Holidays for Elderly Parents

  Choosing family holidays with elderly parents is a way to unite the generations and create wonderful memories for all to share. However, holidays for elderly parents need a little more thought and care to select a destination that will be both enjoyable and accessible. Holidays give everyone a fabulous […]
July 16, 2021

Funding Care: Savings Threshold for Care Home Fees Explained

Paying for care home fees can be worrying. It’s made quite bewildering by the different rules and terminology around available financial support. Here we help you understand your financial options, specifically with explanation of the savings threshold for care home fees, and help you understand what help may be available […]
July 9, 2021

What are CQC Reports and What Can They Tell You about a Care Home?

If you’re searching for a residential care home or nursing home for you loved one, it’s vital that you are reassured that they will provide a high standard of care. CQC reports can give you some of that peace of mind. A care home is inspected and rated by the […]
July 9, 2021

The Positive Impact of Dementia Dolls and Doll Therapy

Life-like dolls which resemble human babies, or soft cuddly toy animals, when given to those with dementia with the aim of achieving therapeutic effects, are broadly known as dementia dolls. Dementia dolls have been shown to be hugely beneficial to those with dementia, most notably in the later stages, and […]
June 14, 2021

When Should Someone With Dementia Go Into a Care Home?

It’s a tough question, loaded with emotion, heartbreak and loss, but at some point you’ll probably find yourself wondering ‘when should someone with dementia go into a care home?’ Dementia is progressive. But it’s not always predictable. What is predictable is that, unfortunately, as time goes on you can expect […]