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Recognising Medical Conditions18 May

Recognising Medical Conditions

If you are caring for someone, the sooner you recognise any medical conditions and get treatment, the better. Robin Dynes provides useful advice in his latest article...

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Dementia: Essential Spiritual Care10 April

Dementia: Essential Spiritual Care

When caring for someone living with dementia, attending to everything the person needs support with can mean something vitally important can be missed out – their spiritual well-being.

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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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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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6 Natural Remedies for Incontinence26 May

6 Natural Remedies for Incontinence

Incontinence affects millions of people here in the UK and although attitudes are changing, it is still considered to be an embarrassing ailment.

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Get Equipped: A carers guide for essential gadgets16 May

Get Equipped: A carers guide for essential gadgets

There is a variety of tools and products available that can allow carers to take caring for a loved one to a whole new level.

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Signs of Dementia in Elderly Women08 April

Signs of Dementia in Elderly Women

Like any other disease, an early diagnosis of dementia can make a great difference in finding the best available support systems, making the right choices for treatment, and taking decisions for the future.

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