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Would you know what to do if you or a loved one needed care?

March 27, 2018 10:24 am

There is an increased need for care as we are an aging population. By 2031, 1 in 4 people will be over 65 and 66% of the population will need care by 2038. Do you know how to plan for this or will you be hot with panic when the need for care presents itself? We have many calls every day with people enquiring for care that just don’t know what to do. Generally, individuals do not know what options there are around fees, if they can receive any government help, the differences in care options or how long this takes to put into place. We will always do our best to show our potential clients what options they do...

Beat the cold- #WarmChallenge

February 26, 2018 5:03 pm

As you have probably felt, the weather is plummeting down to below freezing temperature this week. You will leave your house and as your fingers go numb and the moisture in your eyes freezes over, you will think of nothing else but getting back inside with the warmth of the heating to slowly melt your frozen toes back to normal. So, let us ask you this- Will you think about your elderly loved ones or neighbours? It is so important that you do. Older people are more at risk because their bodies often struggle to adjust to the temperature change. Cold weather also increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke as well as serious illnesses such as flu...

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Free Care Fee Funding Appointments

December 18, 2017 3:26 pm

We are collaborating with Rabeya Islam, an accredited Later Life Adviser & Partner of St James Place Wealth Management to bring you an opportunity to ask any questions around finance and funding of care. These sessions will be held at our offices and will be done on a one-to-one basis lasting 20-30 minutes. All sessions must be pre-booked, but there are only 4 so act quickly to secure yours!  

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10 Top Tips For Communicating With Someone With Dementia

December 7, 2017 11:03 am

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be quite challenging for most families. The tips posted below can be extremely helpful for family, friends or carers when trying to communicate with the person who has dementia. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the relationship with your loved one. Set a positive mood for interaction- your attitude and body language communicate your feelings stronger than your words. Try speaking in a pleasant manner with a softer tone of voice and positive facial expressions to convey your message. Get the persons attention- when you need to speak, keep distractions to a minimum. Try turning off the TV and closing the curtains. Before beginning...

Can Simple Lifestyle Changes Prevent Dementia?

August 14, 2017 5:11 pm

A new report suggest over a third of dementia diagnoses could potentially be avoided by addressing aspects of one’s lifestyle including exercise, education, blood pressure and hearing. There were around 45 million people living with dementia in 2015, with recent figures showing this is set to rise; in England and Wales alone it is estimated that there will be a 57% increase in people living with dementia by 2040, with numbers set to hit 1.2million, driven predominantly by people living longer. But the new report from the Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention and care, stressed that dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing – and that action can be taken to decrease risk. “There are a lot of...

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Dementia Awareness Film Success

May 17, 2017 9:56 am

To mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017, Home Care Preferred have pledged to raise awareness regarding the condition. With the help of local production house Crooked House Films and two talented school children from Eversley Primary School, we have created a short educational film shedding light on the common misconceptions about dementia and pointing people to where they can find support and more information. The film went live on Monday evening (15th May) and received over 10,000 hits on Facebook in the first 24 hours! Dementia is a condition close to our hearts. Every day we support individuals and families who are living with the condition and many members of the Home Care Preferred team have also been touched by dementia in...

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Act FAST: Stroke Awareness Month 2017

May 2, 2017 2:04 pm

What is a stroke? A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. Without blood your brain cells can be damaged or die. This damage can have different effects, depending on where it happens in your brain. A stroke can affect the way your body works as well as how you think, feel and communicate. What are the different types of strokes? Ischaemic stroke – This is the most common type and when there is a blockage that cuts of blood to the brain. Haemorrhagic stroke – This is caused by a bleeding around the brain Transient ischaemic attack or TIA – also known as a mini-stroke. It is...

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Study Finds Link Between Heavy Traffic and Dementia

January 5, 2017 11:36 am

  People living near a busy road have an increased risk of dementia, according to research published in the scientific journal The Lancet. According to the study around one in 10 cases of Alzheimer’s in urban areas could be associated with living in close proximity to heavy traffic. It found that those who live closest to major roads were up to 12% more likely to receive a dementia diagnosis. This conclusion came through tracking approximately 6.6 million people for more than 10 years. However, the study did not determine if pollution is directly detrimental to the brain; the increased risk in developing dementia could also be a collateral result of respiratory and cardiac problems caused by traffic fumes. It could...

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Does Your Loved One Need Additional Support?

January 4, 2017 4:47 pm

  For many the festive period can be the catalyst to making life-changing decisions, usually born out of spending an extended and intense amount of time with loved ones. It can be difficult to decipher if an elderly friend or relative is coping and when is the right time to consider additional support to improve their quality of life. If you visited a family member over the Christmas and noticed the following issues it may be time to address your concerns and explore ways to rectify them: Spoiled food that doesn’t get thrown away Missing important appointments Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility Uncertainty and confusion when performing once-familiar tasks Noticeable decline in grooming habits and personal care Forgetting to...

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10 Must-Have Conversations With Elderly Parents

November 28, 2016 3:55 pm

While our parents are still in good health it can be very easy to not discuss difficult yet vital subjects with them. Planning for the future is crucial to ensure your parents future care wishes are taken into account, and that they have the opportunity to express these wishes while they are able to do so, and in good time to put them in place when the time comes. The team at My Ageing Parent have compiled a list of the ten questions you and your loved ones should be asking. Have they thought about how to keep active and busy ? Many of our parents have active, busy lives. But for those retiring a huge part of their life that...