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Tips for dealing with challenging behaviour

Tips for dealing with challenging behaviour

Manchester care specialist Shafaque Khan aims to help people caring for loved ones deal with challenging behaviour without putting themselves at risk. "People with medical conditions or health problems such as dementia or learning disabilities can suffer from mood swings, and become fearful and agitated, even in response to simple things," says...

Demand for 24-hour live-in care set to double

Demand for 24-hour live-in care set to double

A new report has found that by 2035, the number of people aged over 85 who require 24-hour care is set to double. The study was published in the Lancet Public Health journal, explaining that growing life expectancy is the cause for the rapid increase in the number of people who will require assistance with basic tasks such as washing, dressing and going...

Dementia care guidelines highlight importance of choice

Dementia care guidelines highlight importance of choice

For many of us, one of the greatest fears of growing old is losing control over our lives and choices; from simple decisions such as what we want to wear each day or have for dinner, to life-changing decisions over how we wish to be cared for. The issue of choice becomes even more prominent if you are living with a condition such as dementia, where your...