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There’s no place like home!

There is nothing like being in your own surroundings. Home is a comfortable place where you can feel safe and secure; somewhere that is yours. But as you grow older or your mobility begins to deteriorate, remaining in your own home can become difficult. For some, this may lead to moving in with a family member or into residential care. Some people may find this is a relief, as living alone has become too hard. But for others, leaving their home and giving up some of their independence is an upsetting experience. So, if moving out of your residence is something you’d like to put off for as long as possible, here are some tips for staying at home for longer. ...continue reading "Tips for Staying at Home for Longer"

What is Dementia?

As we grow older, we all become more forgetful. But forgetfulness and dementia are not one and the same. Dementia is a disorder of the mental processes caused by disease or injury, and its diagnosis can be a scary thing for an adult living at home to contemplate. Living well with dementia is possible despite its effects on memory, the ability to think clearly, problem-solving, and language. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s. But dementia can also begin after a singular or series of strokes, this is called vascular dementia. Dementia can develop as a gradual, almost insignificant problem – like forgetfulness. But this can steadily grow into an issue that affects day-to-day function and living. Mood and behaviour can also change. ...continue reading "Living Well with Dementia at Home"