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Welcome to our home care blog, where we regularly blog about tips and advice for looking after an elderly relative, or other home care and health related articles.

Can Exercise Help With Dementia?27 February

Can Exercise Help With Dementia?

Evidence is building to show that regular exercise helps us retain our cognitive and physical abilities as we age. It is good for general health and can help slow the progression of the condition.

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Dementia: Recognising and Managing Pain13 January

Dementia: Recognising and Managing Pain

Pain is something we all experience from time to time. The difference between us and someone with dementia is that we can explain that we are in pain and say what hurts, take painkillers or get appropriate help from the doctor or dentist to treat the ailment...

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6 Top Tips to Help the Elderly This Christmas12 December

6 Top Tips to Help the Elderly This Christmas

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6 Habits That Will Allow Caregivers to Stay Healthy01 December

6 Habits That Will Allow Caregivers to Stay Healthy

Taking care of others means ensuring you also care for yourself along the way. You can only do your job, when you are healthy and fit.

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Dementia Care: Personal Care Tips28 November

Dementia Care: Personal Care Tips

Providing personal care to a loved one can be difficult, and dementia poses its own challenges. Robin Dynes offers personal care tips for care givers in this article...

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How to Avoid Carer Burnout31 August

How to Avoid Carer Burnout

Do you fear you may be heading for burnout and want to slam the brakes on before it happens?

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A Carer's Mental Health Toolkit29 June

A Carer's Mental Health Toolkit

As a family or unpaid carer, supporting someone with an ongoing or terminal condition puts an enormous strain on your own mental and physical health. Here's some expert tips on how to look after your mental health...

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How Ageing Affects our Bladder and Bowels [Infographic]27 June

How Ageing Affects our Bladder and Bowels [Infographic]

With bladder and bowel problems thought to affect more than 200 million people worldwide, it can be easy to assume that bladder weakness and bowel issues are an inevitable part of ageing. But it needn’t be.

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Reminiscence Activities for Dementia15 June

Reminiscence Activities for Dementia

Reminiscence activities can help to improve the well being of the person with dementia. Here are some ideas on reminiscence activities you can do at home...

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Herbs to Help Dementia09 June

Herbs to Help Dementia

Dementia may not be curable at the moment, however there are some herbs and spices that can help with memory and cognitive function

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