The benefits of photographs in early stages of dementia

Photographs can be extremely beneficial to a person in the early stages of dementia. 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 develop it this year. Seeing old holiday snaps, family portraits or […]

Tips to keep an elderly loved-one’s fridge organised

If you have an elderly loved-one living alone, you want to be reassured that they’re eating properly, so it’s important to make sure their fridge is well stocked and organised. Stocking up and organisation Ideally your loved-one should have a good mix of fresh and long-life items. Fruit, meat and eggs are great fresh diet […]

Carer recruited in lockdown is helping support elderly across Flintshire

Katrina Broster from Connah’s Quay in Wales has been supporting the elderly and vulnerable after she was recruited by us during the coronavirus pandemic (August 2020). The 38-year-old joined us in March, just after the lockdown was announced, and she is already helping make a difference to the service users she looks after. She said: […]

Our care helps keep best friends safe especially during lockdown

Cliff Lowe from Pensarn has been able to stay with his four-legged canine friend Guinness and receive the care he needs at home including during the recent lockdown thanks to us. Our carers can visit service user’s homes and administer care, allowing them to remain in the comfort of their own homes and have their […]

Tips for the elderly to practice mindfulness

Mindfulness means maintaining an awareness of our own thoughts. It’s a great technique to use if you’re stressed or anxious and is something we recommend our carers and service users practice. Practising mindfulness can improve a person’s emotional and physical wellbeing. It also not only helps ease stress, but also depression and anxiety. The elderly […]

Craft activities for the elderly on rainy days

The weather is always up and down, so it’s important to be prepared for all eventualities. If you or an elderly loved-one are often at a loss as to what to do when you’re stuck indoors on a rainy day, then we’ve put together some craft activities you could have a go at. Upcycle things […]

Drinks and smoothie ideas for the elderly

It can sometimes be difficult for elderly people to chew or swallow food, so a healthy drink or smoothie can be ideal. It’s a great way to ensure they still get the right levels of vitamins and nutrients into their diet. But they should not replace meals. You should consult a doctor before making changes […]

Top tips to help you remain positive

Recent research has revealed that positive thinking could help us to live longer. The study suggests people who are more optimistic may find it easier to regulate emotions and behaviour. It might also be easier for them to bounce back from stress and difficulties. It was also revealed that they tend to have healthier habits, […]

Community carers needed for roles in their neighbourhoods

People wishing to make a real difference to the neighbourhoods where they live are being invited to take up a paid role in care within their own communities (August 2020). We have carer positions available across Wales and these jobs are highly skilled, well-paid and emotionally rewarding. Becoming a carer in the community where you […]

Helping the elderly manage hearing loss

Hearing loss is most common in elderly people. According to Age UK, more than 71% of over 70-year-olds and more than 41% of over 50-year-olds suffer from some form of hearing loss. It is caused by general wear and tear of the tiny hair cells in the inner ear. It can be difficult to tell […]