Hormone replacement therapy and dementia

HRT and dementia
A recent study linked HRT with slight increased risk of developing dementia – but experts are telling women not to panic about the research. What is HRT? HRT or hormone replacement therapy is an important treatment for the unpleasant symptoms of the menopause in women. The levels of female hormones, like oestrogen, are lower in …

Rapidly progressive dementia

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Dementia is a progressive condition, meaning that it gets worse over time. The speed of deterioration differs between individuals. Age, general health and the underlying disease causing brain damage will all affect the pattern of progression. However, for some people the decline can be sudden and rapid. The deterioration of dementia is usually slow and …

Personal Assistant Carer: What To Look For

Personal assistance carer
A personal assistant carer can help with household tasks, and getting out and about. They should be honest, respectful, patient and adaptable.  What Is A Personal Assistant Carer? Sometimes called a PA, or Support Worker, a personal assistant carer is someone who provides assistance in the home. The role of the PA is to support …

Live in Care London: Finding the Right Care

Finding good care
 Finding the right carer isn’t just about experience and qualifications, it’s also about finding the personality fit that will lead to a close and trusting relationship. Live in Care London: Finding the Right Care It can be challenging to find the right home care. While no one likes to think of their loved ones, or …

Why Arthritis Hurts

pain in arthritis
Pain in arthritis is caused by mechanical stimuli – as the joint is damaged, thermal stimuli – as friction and swelling causes heat, and chemical stimuli – as tissue damage causes chemicals in the joint to change. What causes pain? Pain is caused when your senses detect harm to your body. This detection causes neurons …

Stroke and Dementia

What causes dementia?
For an average of 1 in 3 people, stroke and dementia are linked. The symptoms of dementia are caused by the injury to the brain, which happens during a stroke. Many people instantly think of Alzheimer’s disease when they consider dementia, but Alzheimer’s is not the only cause of the condition. In around 20% of …

Will the council pay for live-in care?

Will the council pay for care?
Live-in home care is either paid for with the support of the council or privately funded. Most people are expected to make a financial contribution to the care they need when age, illness or injury makes it unsafe to live independently. However, local authority funding may be available. When assessing someone’s eligibility, their care needs, …

Managing medication in dementia

medication management in dementia
We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care. 020 3797 0086 A person with dementia may be prescribed medication for their condition, or for other health conditions. Taking on the role of medication management can be daunting for family members, so being organised and prepared can help …

What’s the life expectancy for someone with dementia?

What is the life expectancy of someone with dementia?
We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care. 020 3797 0086 Each person will have an individual experience of dementia. The speed and pattern of progression of the disease can differ-but the condition is progressive and will get worse over time. Sadly, dementia will limit the life …

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