Advice and Tips

Tips for Supporting a Person Living with Dementia

Tips for Supporting a Person Living with Dementia

Receiving a Dementia diagnosis can seem very final, but many people go on to live long, fulfilling lives after diagnosis so need the support of friends and family to overcome the frustrations that the condition can cause so they can live the fullest lives possible.

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Candlelight is Committed to Dementia Friends

Candlelight is Committed to Dementia Friends

Candlelight Care are absolutely committed to encouraging their staff to become ‘Dementia Friends’. Becky Davies (our Training Manager) is delivering information sessions to our staff so that they can learn more about what it is like for our clients (or their families) to live with Dementia, and learn how to turn that understanding into action. Anyone of any age can become a ‘Dementia Friend’ and it’s all about learning more about Dementia and the small ways we can help sufferers and their families – every action counts!

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Deciding between Homecare and Care Homes for the Care of the Elderly

Deciding between Homecare and Care Homes for the Care of the Elderly

Life expectancy has been transformed in our country by improvements in medicine, better diet and changes to working conditions to allow most of us the prospect of a long and rewarding life. But with the joy of long life comes the difficulty of watching our parents growing older and more vulnerable. Many more of us are faced with wondering how best to look after our elderly relatives as our own lives get more complex and busy.

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Five Simple Ways to Improve your Diet

Improve your Diet

They say you are what you eat, which is why eating a healthy and balanced diet is such an important part of taking care of yourself. And if you are responsible for caring for someone else – whether that be a child, parent or partner – you’ll be doing the best for them by setting a good example and encouraging them to eat healthily too.

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Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

Info on Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

Motor neurone disease (MND), also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), affects up to 5000 people in the UK at any one time. MND is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord, meaning they are unable to send messages properly, and affects walking, speaking, breathing, swallowing and gripping.

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Tips for Preventing Falls in the Home

Tips for Preventing Falls in the Home

Having a relative or loved one who is at risk of a fall can be incredibly worrying. More accidents occur in the home than anywhere else, and although falls can happen at any age, to anyone, the elderly and those with reduced mobility are most likely to fall over, and can take longer to recover. The good news is that many falls could be avoided.

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Men’s health – addictions, mental health and how to seek help

Men’s health – addictions, mental health and how to seek help

Men are known for being reluctant to seek help for health issues, but statistics show that in some areas they are actually suffering more than women. According to the Men’s Health Forum, in the UK, 76% of suicides are by men, 12.5% of men are suffering from a common mental health problem, such as stress, anxiety or depression, and men are almost three times more likely than women to become dependent on alcohol.

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Registering Lasting Power of Attorney

Registering Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting power of attorney (LPA) is when an individual decides to give someone else the power to make decisions on their behalf. This is particularly useful when a person is unable to make their own decisions. They may be unable to do this because they’ve had an accident, are suffering from a condition such as dementia or because they are living abroad.

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Five reasons why care work is rewarding

Five reasons why care work is rewarding

A career in care work can be incredibly rewarding. You are providing a valuable service not just to the people you are looking after, but to their friends, families and society as a whole. You can make a difference to a person’s quality of life, their mood and their overall health and wellbeing. And that’s not all; here are five more benefits of working in care.

Author: Candlelight Care
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Spotting the warning signs of dementia

Spotting the warning signs of dementia

When a person you love experiences age-related changes, it can be worrying to watch. But age-related change isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. Most people experience changes in their sight and general mobility as they grow older, and many find they are more forgetful than they used to be.

However, if your relative has changed significantly, in ways that affect their everyday life, this may be a sign of something more serious.

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