What are intermediate care and reablement care?

reablement care
When it comes to caring, a change in approach is developing. There is a drive to focus on wellbeing and reablement care. It’s all about building on an individual’s abilities and strengths and helping them relearn and maintain skills so that they can achieve greater independence and live safely at home. It’s a move away …

7 easy ways to make your home dementia friendly

Live in carer
Take a look at our simple tips on making a home safer for someone with dementia. Whether you’ve got a loved one with dementia staying with you, or you’re looking for ways to help someone in their own home, these steps can help them live happily, safely and with dignity. Label rooms and drawers Labelling …

Stepping in the shower before work or enjoying a relaxing soak are things we take for granted – but for people with mobility difficulties, basic tasks such as bathing can be difficult or even dangerous. Here are our top picks for bathing aids, to help your loved one bathe or shower safely, comfortably and with …

Tips for talking to people with dementia

Talking to someone with dementia
These tips can help you avoid some of the frustrations and pitfalls of talking to people with dementia, and get the most out of your time together, and ultimately give your loved one the benefits of social interaction. When people with dementia are distressed or anxious, they’re more likely to wander or engage in other …

Social interaction and brain health

Social interaction and brain health
Humans are social creatures. We thrive from interaction with people around us. Chatting about our lives, debating current affairs, discussing films and books or gossiping about friends or celebrities, can all spark our interest and fire our imaginations. Human contact doesn’t just feel good, it can also make a difference to our brain health and …

Music therapy and dementia

Music therapy and dementia
You may have seen videos of people in care homes listening to music and being temporarily transformed – previously uncommunicative people start to sing and clap, people with dementia can answer questions they couldn’t before. Clearly there’s something about music that affects the brain in a powerful way. So what is music therapy? Does it …

Hospital discharge planning

hospital discharge advice
Discharge from hospital is a positive step for the patient, but moving from twenty-four-hour care on the ward to the community can be challenging. Careful assessment, planning and communication can ensure care continuity and help the patient recover and adjust to life at home in safety and comfort. Meeting the needs of the patient as …

Page 1 of 26