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Caring for Loved Ones at Christmas

As the festive season envelops us in its warmth and joy, it’s essential to ensure that our elderly loved ones are not just included but feel comfortable and cherished during Christmas celebrations. For many seniors, this time of year can be both joyous and challenging. While they may not actively participate in every occasion, understanding

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Home care vs Care Home

When it comes to providing care for elderly or dependent family members, there’s no doubt that being able to stay in the comfort of your own home is the best option, This article delves into the numerous advantages of home care and why it stands out as the superior choice for your loved one. Home

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Seasonal Depression: Helpful Guide for Families

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), commonly known as seasonal depression, can affect individuals of all ages, but it can be particularly challenging for the elderly. With the winter months casting long, dark shadows and reduced exposure to sunlight, seniors are at an increased risk of experiencing the symptoms of Seasonal depression. As family members, it’s essential

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How to Explain Dementia to Children

Dementia is a complex and challenging condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, impacting memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform daily activities. For younger members of the family, understanding dementia in a loved one can be confusing and overwhelming. If you are thinking about how to explain dementia to children we hope this

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7 Benefits of Companion Care Services

In an ever-busy world, companionship and a helping hand can make all the difference, particularly for elderly adults. The older generation often faces challenges, from isolation to age-related difficulties, that can impact their emotional and physical well-being. Care in Kent provides companion care services to address these needs, offering a range of benefits that enhance

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10 Tips for keeping elderly relatives safe

As our loved ones age, the desire to keep them in the comfort of their own homes becomes increasingly important. Homecare, provided by companies like Care in Kent, offers the ideal solution for those seeking to ensure the safety and well-being of their elderly relatives without the need to move out of their own homes.

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Identifying and Managing Shingles in the Elderly

Whether you’re a carer for someone or you have elderly parents that you look after and suspect that they might have shingles, it’s best to take immediate action. But how do you diagnose it, and more importantly how do you treat it? What are Shingles? shingles appear when a nerve becomes infected and infects the

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Nut Allergies in the Elderly | A Simple guide

Nut allergies are often perceived as a childhood concern. However, as our understanding of allergies evolves, there’s an increasing recognition of the need to address and manage nut allergies in the elderly.  As the body ages, its response to various stimuli, including allergens, can change. This makes recognising and treating nut allergies in the elderly

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Celebrating Carers Week: Honouring Unsung Heroes

From the 5th to the 11th of June, Carers Week shines a bright spotlight on these extraordinary individuals who dedicate themselves selflessly to the well-being of their families and communities. Their unwavering support and tireless efforts go above and beyond, all without expecting anything in return. Embracing Unique Challenges: Carers across the UK are facing

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Living with Dementia – Why Is Grandad Restless And Agitated?

If you have a loved one who is living with dementia, you may have started to notice some changes in their behaviour. Seeing someone that you love display behaviours that you don’t recognise or understand can be distressing and upsetting, and it can be particularly difficult to explain these changes to younger family members –

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