Entries by Abacare

Top tips for a socially-distanced picnic

July is National Picnic Month and with Coronavirus restrictions slowly lifting, we’re currently allowed to enjoy time with members of one other household outside, at a distance. If you or a loved-one are mobile enough and feeling up to it, a picnic is a great way to make memories together. Spending time somewhere that isn’t […]

Gardening during a pandemic – saving and re-using water

If you’ve found a new love for gardening during the pandemic, it doesn’t have to stop as restrictions continue to lift. Ensuring all your plants get enough water is a big job and we should all be conscious of our water usage in the home. We’ve put together some top tips on how you can […]

Free advice for elderly on keeping cool in warm weather

We’ve already experienced some warm days, with temperatures climbing above 20° Celsius. We feel it’s important that people, especially the elderly and vulnerable, are well-prepared for more hot weather to come as temperatures are expected to reach 27° and 28° Celsius. The elderly are one of the most vulnerable age groups in warm weather. Our […]

Welsh carers hope we’ll keep saying ‘hello’

We are stepping up our support for a charity campaign for people each lunchtime to open their windows and shout ‘hello’ to their neighbours. We’re continuing to back the initiative to raise awareness of those who remain at home and may be lonely. We provide an invaluable lifeline to the people we visit each day […]

Telephone calls with someone with dementia

At the moment, you may not be able to see your loved-one with dementia as often as you would usually. There are lots of different ways you can communicate with others during the pandemic, however these might be too complicated for someone with the condition. You may need to stick to an ‘old fashioned’ telephone […]

New radio station for people with dementia

The current pandemic has been tough for everyone, but especially people with dementia and their carers. To brighten people’s moods during these times, Music 4 Dementia, has launched a new, free radio station. It is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. There is a ‘mix station’, playing classics from multiple eras. Listeners can also choose from four other […]

Age UK launches Friend in Need service

We’re thrilled that Age UK has launched its new Friend in Need service for the people of Wales who are aged 70-years-old and above. The service provides free telephone friendship calls for people across the country. Services like this are especially important after the Coronavirus pandemic, when many elderly people have been isolated. They haven’t […]

Tips for elderly to stay hydrated

Dehydration is a common cause of hospital admissions in older people, so it’s important to stay hydrated and therefore healthy if you’re staying at home. Complications of being dehydrated include constipation, pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections and dizziness. People over the age of 65 are more likely to become dehydrated as our sense of thirst […]

We support Wales’ vital role in coronavirus vaccine trial

We are welcoming the recent news that healthcare staff from Wales are being recruited to take part in the next phase of the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trial. Five hundred Welsh healthcare staff from the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area will participate in the trial. It is fantastic to see the people of Wales […]

Stay vigilant for signs of dementia

We have all been so consumed by the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic, that we may not have noticed signs of dementia in our loved-ones. There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. More than 209,600 people will […]