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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.

Breast Cancer Awareness16 October

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so here are the facts, preventions and signs to look out for.

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Signs and Symptoms of Abuse14 October

Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

Elder abuse and neglect is an issue that some people unfortunately have to face. Here, we explain the warning signs, risk factors, and ways to report abuse...

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Five Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem12 October

Five Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem

Many of us live with low self-esteem. Here are five ways to improve it...

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How to Keep your Home Secure12 October

How to Keep your Home Secure

Keeping your home secure is important, especially if you live alone, or feel more vulnerable. Here are some ways to help keep your home secure

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Top Personality Traits of a Carer09 October

Top Personality Traits of a Carer

Education, qualifications and work experience are all great things to have but in the care sector, we look for specific personality traits...

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What is Dysphagia?02 October

What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties, it can be caused by another health condition such as a stroke, Parkinson's or dementia...

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Flu in elderly people01 October

Flu in elderly people

With winter just around the corner, it's time to start preparing for flu season...

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5 Ways to Age Positively29 September

5 Ways to Age Positively

Ageing is an important aspect of life - as we start to lose some roles in our life, we must learn to focus on the more positive aspects of ageing. Here's 5 ways you can do this...

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Dementia – What Causes it and Why?24 September

Dementia – What Causes it and Why?

1 in 3 people over the age of 65 will develop dementia. Here, we will answer the common questions "What causes dementia and why?"

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Hearing Loss and Mental Health17 September

Hearing Loss and Mental Health

Researches have begun to understand there is a relationship between mental health and hearing loss. Audiologist Joan McKechnie takes an indepth look at how the two are linked...

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