March 25th sees the start of National Workouts and Wellbeing week. We all know that staying active is incredibly important for our physical and mental health. But when it comes to staying active in your later years the challenges can be a little more difficult to tackle.
One of the questions we’re often asked here at Waltham House, Care Home is “can Dementia can be prevented?” The simple answer is no. Factors such as genetics and age play a huge part in the development of dementia. But the good news is, there are lots of proactive things you can do to reduce the risk and help keep a healthy mind and body well into old age.
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.