June 19, 2018

How to Spot Early Onset Dementia

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.
July 4, 2018

How Social Interaction Can Help with Dementia Care

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.
July 15, 2018

How to Prevent Dehydration in the Elderly

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.
August 6, 2018

Maintaining Independent Living While at a Care Home

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.