With the cold weather upon us, we really need to take the time to think about the elderly and what we can do to help them. Whether that is making sure your elderly neighbour has enough supplies in case they are unable to get out for a few days. Or ensuring they are receiving their winter fuel allowance.
Diabetes is one of those common illnesses that is not discussed in great detail. However, if you have an elderly relative who suffers with diabetes you will be aware that there are additional challenges to deal with. It is critical that in order to provide effective care, you understand the problems you may be faced with.
This next post within our ‘top tips’ series focuses on how to care for someone suffering with Parkinson’s disease. Tailored care is often required, depending on the severity of the symptoms, in order to make these more manageable on a daily basis. We have put together some ways in which you can help a loved one suffering from this disease.
We really hope you are enjoying this ‘tips’ blog series, do let us know if there are any topics that you would like us to discuss in particular. Next up in the series are some pointers on how to cope if your family member or loved one is facing palliative care.
Arthritis is one of those illnesses which can be excruciating, and very de-mobilising. This next blog post in our ‘tips series’ gives you some advice on how to look after loved ones that are suffering from arthritis, and things to keep an eye out for.
We have spoken quite a bit about dementia lately, because we feel it is an important subject that is often overlooked. In this blog post, we go through the best ways to communicate with someone suffering from dementia.