Loneliness Awareness Week – All about being lonely:

Many of us get lonely but not all of us get loneliness.   What is Loneliness Awareness week?  Loneliness Awareness week is an annual campaign set up by the charity Marmalade Trust that raises awareness and gets people talking about it.   It is so important to raise awareness of loneliness and have those types of conversation. Shockingly, most of us […]

Carer’s week – Everything you need to know.

What is carers week?  Carer’s week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid and paid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.  This year […]

Helping someone with Dementia

Since there is no current cure for Dementia, many people may believe that there is no way we can help those with dementia. However, this is simply not the case.  The question is: How can you help someone with dementia?  A crucial thing to know when helping someone with Dementia is how to communicate with them effectively. When […]

How does Dementia affect our Mental Health?

We are all aware that Dementia affects our physical and psychological state. Our mental health, however, is something we don’t always consider when discussing the effects of dementia.   Considering dementia is a disease that affects the brain, is it that surprising that it would affect an individual’s mental health also?   Depression is common in individuals with dementia. They […]

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a general term for memory loss. It also causes issues with thinking, communicating and physical movement. These symptoms can severely impact an individual’s daily life and their personal relationships, including their relationship with themselves.   Dementia is caused by damage to the brain cells. This exact damage interferes with the brain cells’ abilities to communicate with one another […]

Celebrities with Parkinson’s

There are more celebrities with Parkinson’s disease than we originally believe. Some popular celebrities include Billy Conolly, the Scottish comedian and actor, and Michael J fox; the actor famously known for his role in Back to the future.   Muhammad Ali, the professional boxer who is regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century, as well as the greatest […]

10 tips for looking after the elderly

Are you or anyone you know thinking about caring for someone? Or maybe you already are a carer and are looking for tips and advice on how to properly excel in your caregiving role. Either way, this blog will guide you on how to become your best caring self and in turn: the best you […]