Talking to people with dementia about COVID-19

We’re currently living in very uncertain and confusing times following the COVID-19 outbreak. Life for a person with dementia can be very confusing despite the outbreak. You may be wondering how you go about explaining the crisis to someone with the condition. It’s important to take a person-centred approach to discussing the topic. Ask yourself […]

How you can help elderly during COVID-19 outbreak

The government has asked the country to stay at home during the current COVID-19 crisis. This means any elderly or vulnerable people are now at home, potentially alone, for the foreseeable future. Research done by the Campaign to End Loneliness found that half a million older people already experience periods of social isolation. The COVID-19 outbreak […]

Practicing good personal hygiene

We should all be practising good personal hygiene all year round. This should be upped during flu season and also at times like the present, when the nation is experiencing cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Practicing good personal hygiene not only keeps you safe from germs but keeps other people safe too. The risk of individuals […]

Dementia bookshelf analogy

The Jersey Alzheimer’s Association is expanding people’s knowledge of dementia with its ‘bookshelf model analogy’. We think it is a great analogy to help people to understand the condition more and thought we would share it. The charity asks people to imagine the brain as a bookshelf full of books. It says the books at […]

The benefits of live-in care

Live-in care is just one of the many services we offer. It’s a great alternative to care homes and service users can receive personal support in the comfort of their own home. It is ideal for people, particularly those with dementia, who like to see a familiar face. Having a different carer coming to you […]

Be prepared for snow

We have recently seen snow fall across Wales and there is more predicted to be on the way. If you or an elderly loved-one, friend or neighbour, lives alone, it’s important to always be prepared for adverse weather conditions. The British weather likes to surprise us, so you may have been caught out by the […]

What to expect from an Abacare interview

People who have successfully applied for a position with us will be invited to an interview at one of our regional branches. Here you will get to have a closer look at what we do. We will give you a grand tour of the office and you’ll be able to meet some of the staff, […]

Girlguiding raising awareness of dementia

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, one in three young people know someone with dementia. The number of people in the UK with a diagnosis is 850,000. It’s a confusing and often scary condition to have. It can also be confusing for friends and family of the person diagnosed. This is why we think it is […]

Tips for lone care workers

Working in domiciliary care or home care can often mean our staff members are out in the field alone. There are benefits to this as many of our carers have told us that working one-to-one with a service user is very rewarding. It also gives them a good opportunity to build and sustain relationships. It […]

Combat loneliness with a cuppa

We’re thrilled to see PG Tips has recently launched its ‘Cuppas Taste Better Together’ campaign to help tackle loneliness. We work extremely hard to combat social isolation, especially within the elderly generation. We recently supported The Samaritan’s ‘Brew Monday’ campaign, which urges people to share a brew with a friend or neighbour. PG Tips has […]