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Concerned Dad is showing signs of Dementia?

Did visiting Dad on Father’s Day make you worry they are showing signs of Dementia? As our society changes and families become even more distant than before, we leave larger amounts of time between visits, missing the opportunity to constantly check-in on our loved ones. This results in a higher number of people calling with […]

The Alzheimer’s Show 2019

Diagnosed with Dementia? If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with Dementia then don’t forget to come along to the Alzheimer’s show on Friday 7th and Sat 8th June at the Olympia Exhibition centre in London. Get your questions answered by experienced carers and specialist professionals, in a friendly and relaxed environment. […]

8 Benefits of Home Care for the Elderly

If you’re in the process of deciding between residential care and finding a live-in carer for your loved one, read on to find out eight benefits of home care for the elderly in their own homes. 8 advantages of home care It’s better at homeYour home is a warm place, filled with rich memories, photos […]

A day with the Palliative Care Team

Sue Coleman, our Care Partnership Manager, was delighted to be personally invited to train and shadow alongside the palliative care team at Southend Hospital. The team consists of seven macmillan nurses and three consultants. She met with a CNS macmillan nurse and a palliative care consultant. Here’s Sue’s story… In the morning, I went along […]

How To Identify Early Signs of Dementia

Think you might have spotted possible signs of Dementia in a relative? Or maybe you’re worried that you wouldn’t know what behaviour to look out for. Here we’ll break down how to tell if a relative has Dementia, that might offer you some clarity and guidance. What are the very first signs of Dementia that […]

How to care for someone with Parkinson’s Disease

Are you caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease? At Independent People Homecare we understand how challenging the condition can be for them and those closest to them. Read our 10 top tips caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease Look after yourself and ask for helpIt’s important that you are physically and emotionally in tip top […]

How to care for someone with Muliple Sclerosis

2.3 million people in the world are affected by MS. You’re not alone. If your loved one has been diagnosed with MS, it’s natural to feel unsure how to help them or concerned about their general wellbeing and mood. We can help. Read our guide to find out what MS is, how to care for […]

Malnutrition and the elderly

It is estimated that over 3 million people in the UK are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition and over 1 million are our elderly aged 65 and over. Identifying malnutrition can be challenging as many symptoms can be interpreted as signs of ageing or develop as a result of an undiagnosed medical condition. Therefore it […]