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Safe Staircases for Elderly

Nick Acaster is Managing Director of Stair Rods Direct. Here, he shares his expertise on how you can make a staircase much safer to prevent your elderly relative from having a nasty trip or fall.

It's natural for elderly people to want to stay and be cared for in their own homes as they get older. Read more...

Google Home

In the rising era of technology, more people are now depending on gadgets for different purposes. Although many of us use them for entertainment, work or daily chores, one of the main goals of technology development is to help society and deliver a positive change to the way we live. This focus is particularly important for vulnerable people, especially those living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Alzheimer's

There are over 47 million people worldwide suffering from Alzheimer's disease. In the UK alone, 1 million are living with dementia, with over 65% being women. As researchers continue to explore the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, gender disparity has become a complex topic. We take a look at some of the underlying factors, and why women are more likely to get Alzheimer's.

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Foods preventing dementia

We are inundated with information on how diet is the main deal-breaker when it comes to staying healthy.

While physical health is widely-known to be influenced by what we eat, researchers are now pointing out foods that may help prevent cognitive diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer's.

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Vascular dementia

A recent study commissioned by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) revealed that stroke survivors are twice as likely to develop dementia later in life. According to the analysis, 8.6% of stroke survivors in the UK are presently living with dementia, with almost three quarters of them being diagnosed with vascular dementia.Read more...

COVID-19 testing

The Government has announced that COVID-19 testing will now be available to all home care workers presenting Coronavirus symptoms. While Health Secretary Matt Hancock declared that the NHS is still aiming to conduct 100,000 tests a day, the latest action plan released by the Department of Health and Social Care revealed that vulnerable individuals who rely on home care services will not be included.Read more...

COVID-19 update

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are still providing quality home care services for our clients and operating business as usual. Our main goal is to ensure that our customers continue to receive the levels of support needed in the safest possible way.Read more...

dementia care

Placing a dementia sufferer into a care home is a difficult decision to make, especially for family members who share a deep connection to those affected. Whilst the disease is easier to manage in its early stages, people living with dementia tend to experience a gradual deterioration to their quality of life as the illness progresses.Read more...

Technology for people with dementia

Technology has been playing a very important part in caring for dementia patients and their quality of life. Among its many benefits, technology has provided an array of opportunities to improve safety and enable those diagnosed to live a normal everyday life.Read more...

Exercises for people with dementia

Regular physical activity is the most effective way to maintain and improve both an individual's physical and mental health. Keeping physically fit and healthy can drastically reduce people's risk of serious conditions such as diabetes and heart failure. However, when affected by a disease such as dementia, it can become increasingly difficult to maintain keeping active.Read more...