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.
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.
June 6, 2018

Best Places to Visit with Your Elderly Parents for Quality Time in North Devon

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

How Music Therapy Could Benefit Dementia Patients and You as a Family

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 Time to Consider Placing Your Spouse in a Nursing Home

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

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 […]
April 4, 2018

How to Deal with the Guilt of Putting Your Parent in a Nursing Home

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 […]
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”.