If you need to arrange specialist live-in dementia care, we can help. Elder carers stay in your loved one’s home, so they can enjoy the familiarity of home.
Poems on dementia
A dementia diagnosis or arranging dementia care can be a tough moment to comprehend. Among the confusion and worry that these situations can bring, writing poetry can be a great release. This National Poetry Day, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some examples of verse exploring the impact of dementia on those living with it, and their loved ones.
Symptoms of Dementia: What to Look Out for
Symptoms of Dementia: What to Look Out for All of us forget things from time to time, and this is perfectly normal. Many elderly people worry that misplacing items such as keys, or spectacles, could be early signs of dementia, but these are perfectly normal occurrences and are often no cause for alarm. There are […]
Dementia Care: 11 Signs of Alzheimer’s
Dementia Care: 11 Signs of Alzheimer’s Most elderly people worry about the possibility of developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia as they age. Any lapse in memory can trigger concern that dementia is setting in, but this can simply be a sign of ageing. We take a look at the signs of Alzheimer’s and […]
Stages of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s: Recognising the Stages There are different ways of categorising the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, but the three-stage model is commonly used for understanding the disease progression and where your loved-one is within it. Naturally, individuals with the disease will all have a different experience, and not everyone will experience all the symptoms. Knowing the […]
Eight Facts about Lewy Body Dementia
Eight Facts about Lewy Body Dementia Dementia with Lewy Bodies, or DLB, as it is commonly known in the UK, is a degenerative brain disease which shares symptoms with other conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. These can include problems with thinking, understanding and memory, as well as confusion, hallucinations, poor sleep and difficulties […]
Dementia care – what is sundowning?
Dementia care – what is sundowning? Sundowning is a distressing symptom that affects people in mid- to late-stage Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Also known by the term ‘late-day confusion’, it refers to the agitation and confusion often experienced by those with dementia towards the end of the day – hence the term ‘sundowning’. […]
What are the Dangers of Undiagnosed Dementia?
What are the Dangers of Undiagnosed Dementia? It’s understandable to question the reasoning behind a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia because of the degenerative nature of the conditions and the limited availability of effective medical treatment available. While this may appear a potentially sound argument at first glance, in practice it could be catastrophic for […]
Frequently Asked Questions About Dementia Care
Frequently Asked Questions About Dementia Care Elder’s expert dementia home care advisors answer questions for hundreds of people looking for care for themselves or their loved ones every day. Below you’ll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that our customers ask before making the decision to use Elder to take […]
Dementia and diet – does it make a difference?
Dementia and Diet: Does It Make a Difference? Although a good diet cannot slow the progress of dementia, it can make a big difference to the overall health and quality of life of someone receiving care for the condition. Eating habits can change with age; some people find their appetite has reduced, or their sense […]
Alzheimer’s Care: What Are the Costs?
Alzheimer’s Care: What Are the Costs? Having an elderly parent or relative diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is worrying and stressful. You feel as though you are losing the person you love a little piece at a time as their memory and cognitive processes begin to fail. Alzheimer’s is a progressive condition, which means it gets […]
Old Age and Diet: Does It Make a Difference?
Old Age and Diet: Does It Make a Difference? As we grow, our nutritional needs change, from birth through to a senior age. Eating well is important for all ages to provide the right nutrition for health, vitality and quality of life. Unfortunately, many older people, for a variety of reasons, are not eating as […]
How to Care for Elderly Parents: Caregiver Tips
How to Care for Elderly Parents: Caregiver Tips Caring for elderly parents is a role reversal that few people find particularly easy. For those of the older generation, it means having to give up a degree of independence and their life-long role as the parent figure. For the adult child, taking on the responsibility of […]
Alzheimer’s care – what are the symptoms to watch out for?
Alzheimer’s care – what are the symptoms to watch out for? As our parents age, a certain degree of forgetfulness is to be expected. Other issues such as advancing technology can also make doing certain everyday tasks difficult, and this can lead to frustration and anger. The big question is how to tell the difference […]
Dementia: How to Care for Ageing Parents
Dementia: How to Care for Ageing Parents With an increasingly ageing population, many of us will have to face questions regarding the care of our parents at some point. For those who have a loved one with a diagnosis of dementia, the care considerations are far more complex. Watching someone that you love succumb to […]
Alzheimer’s and Diet: Does It Make a Difference?
Alzheimer’s and Diet: Does It Make a Difference? Alzheimer’s Disease has been linked to many lifestyle factors, and diet is one that many researchers believe could make a difference. A healthy lifestyle is thought to help to lower a person’s risk of developing dementia, and current recommendations include exercising regularly, eating healthily and not smoking. […]
Alzheimer’s: What You Need to Know to Provide the Right Care for Your Loved One
Alzheimer’s: What You Need to Know to Provide the Right Care for Your Loved One A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease can be painful and upsetting, both for the person receiving the news and for their family and friends. You will almost certainly be concerned about how this condition will impact the day-to-day lives, both now […]
Dementia Care: Dealing With Dementia Behaviour Problems
Dementia Care: Dealing With Dementia Behaviour Problems Dementia in its mid-to-late stages and Alzheimer’s can present a whole spectrum of behaviours. It can make people feel lost, confused, anxious and frustrated, which can result in physical manifestations of these feelings, as well as angry outbursts and suspicious behaviour. Understanding behavioural problems caused by dementia Learning […]
Memory change vs. dementia
Caring for the Elderly: Memory Change Versus Dementia Changes associated with ageing can include the slowing down of the brain and body. This is not necessarily anything to worry about, as the individual’s intelligence remains unchanged, but it can take longer to process information. Memory changes may also occur, and many older people have difficulty […]
Alzheimer’s: How to Care for Ageing Parents
Alzheimer’s: How to Care for Ageing Parents There may come a time when we realise our parents or relatives aren’t able to live alone any longer. Old age and age-related issues such as Alzheimer’s create safety concerns, and these become a constant worry. However, we neither want them to move into a home nor do […]
Live-in Dementia Care or Nursing Homes: What’s the Difference?
Live-in Dementia Care or Nursing Homes: What’s the Difference? There are many differences between dementia live-in care and nursing homes. If your loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia, this is not a signal that they have to be admitted to a nursing home. Some people can continue living independently with dementia in their own […]
Live-in Dementia Care or Care Homes: What’s the Difference?
Live-in Dementia Care or Care Homes: What’s the Difference? People with dementia experience many problems, both with memory and with cognition. Alzheimer’s disease is the commonest form of dementia, but there are other types including vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. People with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders can also develop forms of […]
Dementia Live-in Care or Home Care: What’s the Difference?
Dementia Live-in Care or Home Care: What’s the Difference? When asked, most older people say that they would prefer to receive any care needed in their own home. However, staying at home is only practicable with the right support, so if your loved one is living with dementia, you will want to explore the differences […]
Dementia Live-in Care: How Do I Pay for It?
Dementia Live-in Care: How Do I Pay for It? If your loved one is living with dementia, it can be difficult to work out how to pay for the dementia care they need. Enabling them to remain in their own home with 24/7 support from a live-in carer is the ideal situation and there are […]
Dementia Live-in Care: When Is It Appropriate?
Dementia Live-in Care: When Is It Appropriate? Those living with dementia can often be negatively affected by having to move into a residential dementia care home, and while it may seem like an obvious solution to keep your loved one safe, there is a better alternative. As many as 97 per cent of older people […]
Dementia Live-in Care: How to Choose a Provider
Dementia Live-in Care: How to Choose a Provider There are many things to consider when deciding on a live-in care provider for your loved one. The right support can help those with dementia to continue to live their lives as independently as possible. There are various details that you will want to check before selecting […]
Dementia Live-in Care: How to Find a Carer
Dementia Live-in Care: How to Find a Carer If you have a loved one who is living with dementia, you will want to ensure that they enjoy the best quality of life they can. Care at home is an ideal solution, but finding a caregiver you can rely on to provide support and companionship 24 […]
Dementia Live-in Care: What Are the Costs?
Dementia Live-in Care: What Are the Costs? Dementia can have an overwhelming impact on a family’s finances. As many as 750,000 families are caring for a loved one with dementia in the UK, and many of these are not eligible for the financial help they need. Of all the people who receive care, 41 per […]
Dementia Live-in Care: How Does It Work?
Dementia Live-in Care: How Does It Work? People living with dementia often find change confusing and threatening. This is why arranging for care in their own home can be the best possible option if they are no longer be safe to be left alone. Live-in dementia care from providers like Elder is rapidly gaining in […]
Dementia Live-in Care: What Does It Provide?
Dementia Live-in Care: What Does It Provide? Dementia live-in care can provide all the care and support needed to allow your loved one to remain in the safe and familiar surroundings of home, even if they need quite complex care interventions. What Does a Live-In Carer Provide? A live-in carer will move into your loved […]
Dementia Live-in Care: What Is It?
Dementia Live-in Care: What Is It? Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia bring challenges both to the person with the condition and to the people who are close to them. Every individual with dementia has different needs, wishes and experiences, which is why a person-centred approach to care is so important. To provide the […]
Dementia Live-in Care: The Questions You Need to Ask
Dementia Live-in Care: The Questions You Need to Ask People living with dementia can benefit greatly from remaining in their own home when their care needs increase. A familiar environment is reassuring to someone who feels that it is becoming harder to make sense of the world around them, so if your loved one is […]