Articles by Dr Jane Gilbert

Jane has over 20 years’ experience as a health writer and TV presenter. Jane writes on a wide variety of clinical and care topics – from explaining the latest studies and research to unpacking conditions and discussing treatment options. Jane holds a MBBS degree from Imperial College, London and spent seven years working in the NHS.


Jul 20, 2021 8 min
What is dementia with Lewy bodies?

What is dementia with Lewy bodies?

Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service Book call Tell us your care needs Dementia isn’t a single disease, the word describes a set of symptoms that includes problems with memory, reasoning,…

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Jul 19, 2021 6 min

What is frontotemporal dementia?

Dementia develops when there is progressive damage to the brain. Frontotemporal dementia is the term used to describe a number of different conditions, in which particular areas of the brain are affected leading to characteristic personality and behavioural changes. Frontotemporal…

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Sep 30, 2020 4 min

What Does a Private Live in Carer Need?

A private live in carer for an elderly person will need space of their own, access to bathroom facilities and privacy. These are the key requirements for providing live in personal care and for carers looking for private live in care jobs. In this article we answer questions such as What do live in carers do? and Can I have a live in carer? A private live in carer for an elderly person will need a space of their own, access to bathroom facilities and time for privacy. If you are looking for private live in carer advice, please contact us on the live chat to discuss your needs. How to find a private live in carer Quality private live in carers are not easy to find. If you looking for a private live in caregiver for your relative, Hometouch can assist, either through our introductory or regulated service. We…

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Sep 12, 2020 5 min
Will the council pay for care?

Will the council pay for live-in care?

How to pay for live-in care? Live-in home care is either paid for with the support of the council or privately funded. Local authority funding for care in your own home is typically accessed through direct payments or a council…

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May 5, 2019 2 min
respite

How does a person die from dementia?

Can dementia kill? Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just make you forgetful. It’s a serious, progressive condition which is, eventually, terminal. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have now overtaken heart disease to become the leading cause of death in England and…

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Apr 26, 2019 3 min
HRT and dementia

Hormone replacement therapy 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…

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Apr 25, 2019 3 min
my parent needs dementia care

Rapidly progressive dementia

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…

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Apr 20, 2019 3 min
What causes dementia?

Stroke and 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…

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Apr 20, 2019 3 min
Self employed carers

Employing a Carer Privately for Live in Personal Care

Employing  a carer or personal assistant can help your loved one live independently at home. However if you decide to find live in personal care privately there is a lot to consider. What can a carer do? A carer or…

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