What is dementia?

What is Dementia? Dementia is a complex, often misunderstood condition that causes great distress to families. Roughly 850,000 people suffer from dementia in the UK, with 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 suffering from some form of the condition. These numbers are expected to rise to over 1 million people with the … Continue reading “What is dementia?”

Home Safety for Dementia and Alzheimer Sufferers

With 850,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the UK, and a significant number of the rest of the aging population suffering from dementia from other causes, it is likely that many families will find themselves trying to make the home safe for individuals with dementia.  The following is a list of proactive steps you can … Continue reading “Home Safety for Dementia and Alzheimer Sufferers”

Dementia: how you may be able to reduce the risk

Dementia affects millions of people worldwide each year. It is believed that over 18 percent of all men and women over the age of 75 experience some degree of dementia.  Annually this figure is rising with many younger people, sometimes as young as 40 developing symptoms. While genetics and other factors play a part, research … Continue reading “Dementia: how you may be able to reduce the risk”

6 Tips For Reducing Your Risk of Dementia

As the population ages, many more people must deal with diminishing cognitive abilities that signal the onset of dementia. More help is available for dementia than ever before in terms of medication, social services and specialized care. Aging is the greatest single risk factor for dementia, but genetics and lifestyle also play a part. The … Continue reading “6 Tips For Reducing Your Risk of Dementia”

Palliative Care – What is Palliative Care?

A certainty of life is that, sooner or later, it must unfortunately come to an end for us all. Palliative care (better known – though mistakenly so – as end of life care) exists to make sure this passing can come as peacefully and comfortably as possible. It is important to be aware of what … Continue reading “Palliative Care – What is Palliative Care?”

Understanding Private Duty Nursing

According to WHO (World Health Organisation), 50 million people worldwide have Dementia, with 10 million new cases every year.  These individuals often need around the clock care.  While families often bare the burden, care assistants providing private duty nursing can also be of benefit in these circumstances. In many of our lives, a loved one … Continue reading “Understanding Private Duty Nursing”

Understanding the Care Certificate

The Care Certificate is the most important piece of certification for anyone wanting to work in the care sector. It can be difficult to understand exactly what it is and what it includes, so the purpose of this article is to enable the prospective carer to understand what they are required to study in order … Continue reading “Understanding the Care Certificate”

Diabetic Patient Care – A guide for carers with diabetes symptoms

Approximately 3 and a half million people are diagnosed with diabetes in the UK, with a further half million believed to be living undiagnosed. This equates to roughly 1 in 16 people, meaning it’s likely that, as a carer, you will come across people living with the condition; as such, it is important to know … Continue reading “Diabetic Patient Care – A guide for carers with diabetes symptoms”

Care Homes News Digest | Care home news Feb 2018

As we move into the last month of the first quarter of 2018, a week that has had unprecedented bad weather in the UK, it is time once again to look at articles from around the care sector with a focus on the NHS.  We also look at specific topics relating to health, highlighted by … Continue reading “Care Homes News Digest | Care home news Feb 2018”

Care Home News Digest – December 2017

Care homes are particularly busy around the Christmas and New Year Period. Online Care Courses reports on the most relevant care home news over the festive period with links to the sites listing their articles found in the public domain. This months news bites cover an interview with an activities co-ordinator in Weymouth, Reindeer visits … Continue reading “Care Home News Digest – December 2017”