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Dec 1, 2022 2 min
Dementia Digital Clock

The best clocks for people living with dementia

Losing track of time is one of the early symptoms of dementia. Whether it’s a missed doctor’s appointment or a frantic phone call about whether they’ve had lunch, losing track of time can be a distressing experience for your loved…

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Nov 30, 2022 3 min
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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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Jul 7, 2022 3 min

What is the CQC (Care Quality Commission) And What Do They Do?

The CQC, or the Care Quality Commission, independently regulates health and social care in England. The CQC is in charge of ensuring that people receive the care they need.We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care.020 3870 4220 It regulates care in areas of safety, effectiveness, compassion and quality. These are five standards by which the CQC reviews care providers: Safe – You stay protected from any abuse or harm through registered agencies.Effective – You fully benefit from the treatment or service being provided.Caring – The service hires staff that treat you with compassion, kindness, dignity, and respect.Responsive – The service is organised and quick to respond to your needs.Well-led – the leadership, management, and governance of the organisation make sure it’s providing high-quality care. What are the CQC’s values? The CQC defines their values as: Excellence – be high-performing as an…

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Feb 7, 2022 1 min

Brain health

First of all, understand what is causing the reluctance to seek help in logical and objective terms. It can be a perfectly legitimate response for your parent not to accept support in certain areasof their life, especially where privacy and…

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Jul 14, 2021 4 min

Live-in Dementia Care or Care Homes: What’s the Difference?

People with dementia, as well as their loved ones, struggle with a variety of problems on a daily basis. The affected person experiences issues with their cognition and memory, which is confusing and frightening, while the family and friends around them need to stay vigilant, caring and attentive. More often than not, dementia comes with other health problems, and all that might result in the need for professional help. It is not only about the right hard skills. Frequently, people with dementia require constant (or almost constant) care, which their loved ones can’t provide because of their job or family responsibilities. While some people might still think that letting a stranger take care of a member of their family is not a good idea, such a way of thinking is slowly becoming a thing of the past. No one is abandoning anyone in these situations. Society’s perception of carers is…

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Jul 14, 2021 14 min

Live-in Care vs Other Types of Care: What Are the Key Benefits?

When a loved one, either from advanced age, injury, or illness, starts showing signs that they may benefit from personalised professional care and support because they are finding it difficult to live on their own, there are a number of options to consider. As to how to give a loved one the specialised attention and care they need, it is a tough choice to make. Before making this important and challenging choice, it’s best to get as much information as possible. In this article, we’ll examine the various options to provide care for an elderly loved one, or one who is sick or injured, or any combination thereof. Choosing the right type of care for your loved one can be challenging. There are many types of care, and the most important thing to consider is what they need and what you want them to have. For instance, if you know…

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Apr 3, 2019 4 min
What is the life expectancy of someone with dementia?

What’s the life expectancy for someone with dementia?

Want to know more? Get our FREE definitive home care guide now! Get your guide 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…

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Apr 2, 2019 3 min

Cognitive remediation and reminiscence therapy

Scientists are still fighting to find a cure for dementia. Frustratingly, a way to reverse the brain damage caused remains elusive; however, there are ways of improving function and wellbeing. Specialised therapeutic techniques have been developed, which may help unlock…

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Mar 6, 2019 4 min
Managing challenging dementia behaviour

Managing challenging behaviour in dementia

The brain damage of dementia can cause behaviour changes, which can be upsetting for the individual affected and for those that care for them. hometouch carers have the knowledge and experience to manage the symptoms sensitively, so that the person…

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Feb 8, 2019 4 min

What is the NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) checklist?

Most of us have to contribute financially to the care we need as we grow older or become infirm. However, some people with health needs due to disease or disability may be entitled to ongoing NHS continuing healthcare that is…

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