Category: Caring for older people
In the corona-virus isolation and fear, a bedrock of human kindness is rising to the occasion
Government minister completely out of touch with reality when he says it’s not the government’s job to look after people’s parents in care homes.
A word we hear often today is that someone is ‘broken’. They’ve experienced a catastrophe, perhaps a betrayal, a bereavement, or something else that has left them heartbroken, feeling shattered and worthless.
good end of life care allows the person to flower, even though the stem of their life has been cut
How ‘love bombing’ can help people who feel lonely, even in company.
We now have a secure government with a majority that means it can get things done. We can be the lever that tips it in the right direction – each one of us adding a weight that eventually moves it. We can end the social care crisis.
We don’t often get to see miracles, but Emma, the manager of our Bethany Home in Plymouth saw one unfold over time, thanks to a
Visiting a Person with Dementia
Elderly bodies can not process powerful pills, and many older people are having to cope with the negative side effects of drugs that are too
Who wants to read about end of life care when the sun is shining? But isn’t that the best time to learn about it, quietly
We don’t want to find ourselves being euthanized because doctors have taken a subjective view of our quality of life, which is what happened in Belgium and was reported earlier in this blog. Or have a 75 year old woman with dementia being euthanized against her will.
There are now an estimated 8.8 million adult carers in the UK, up from 6.3 million estimated in the 2011 census. That’s a huge increase in numbers. And they are seven times more likely to be lonely compared with the general public, new figures suggest.