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16 May, 2017.

When to Turn to Professional Carers

It may be a hard thing to admit, but if you are family member caring for an elderly relative, there may be a need to seek professional help to either relieve you of some or all of some of your responsibilities. Acknowledging that you need help is the first step to

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09 May, 2017.

Managing Medication for Your Elderly Loved One

It is a fact of life that as our parents, grannies and granddads get to a certain stage in their lives, the health issues they face are only going to increase. As a result, it is likely that they will be taking at least one, if not, multiple types of

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08 May, 2017.

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

We all have an image that is conjured up when talking about dementia in the elderly, but few understand just how varied and complex the disease can be and how many ways it can present itself. Unless you have direct experience of dealing with a loved one with dementia

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16 April, 2017.

Coping with Dementia

Coping with DementiaWith the new census statistics recently being released we can see that we have an ageing population in Ireland.  Unfortunately this means that there are a significant number of people – 55,000 at present – living with

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21 February, 2017.

Steps to Organising Homecare

Home Care or Nursing Home Care is generally the dilemma faced by children of older parents whose existing homes have become unsuitable for them. These elderly people are either living in precarious conditions in the community or could be in-patients awaiting discharge

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12 February, 2017.

Staying safe at home

Having a safe home can help boost the confidence of the elderly and encourage them to live independently in their own homes. There are many ways in which you can help to secure your home, below are a few tips:- Ensure that all windows and locks are in working order, it

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31 January, 2017.

Becoming a carer for the elderly

Here are a few things that spring to mind when I think of the benefits of caring for the elderly. Let me start with the first and sometimes the most important one. Impact A carer isn’t just someone who is scheduled to go into a home, do their job and walk away

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