Preventing Falls at Home

Falls are common amongst elderly people over the age of 65 and falling can have serious consequences such as: • Fractures • dislocations • Injuries to the head • Sprains and bruising • A fall can create a lack of confidence in an elderly person that leads to them not wanting to do their usual …

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Discussing Home Care

Having to arrange care and the thought of having strangers come into your house can be very daunting for both the person in need of care and the family and loved ones. It is often the case that people don’t want to ask for help or feel embarrassed that they may need some care. People …

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Signs of Alzheimer’s

What is Alzheimer’s disease and how do we spot it? Dementia is a term used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia. Alzheimer’s puts people at risk of behavioural disorders and often leads to people acting out character, …

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Can grapes help protect against alzheimer’s decline?

A pilot study at the University of California, Los Angeles looked at whether consuming grapes could help fight the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers, led by Dr. Daniel H. Silverman, worked with people with early memory decline. They broke the volunteers into two groups – one that received whole grape …

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