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Social Care – Why Society Must Understand and Value it Before it is too late!



The value of social care to society To ensure that social care continues to support vulnerable people, society as a whole must understand how social care works, recognise its value, understand the challenges it faces, and share the responsibility for driving the sector forward. People who understand how social care works essentially fall into two …

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Toilet assistive devices – Thinking ahead



Toilet assistive devices for toileting –  Keep independent with toilet aids    One topic that generally isn’t openly discussed is the ability to use the bathroom- and toilet and the use of toilet assistive devices. We might admit, for example, that a riser/recliner chair would be helpful, or that we struggle to grip and manipulate as …

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A round up of dementia blogs



Dementia Blogs We have researched the net and linked below a number of dementia blogs from a number of different sources around the internet.  Dementia is clearly an important issue and one that more and more people, both from an individual and family perspective.  We recognise that at this time people come to the internet …

Frontotemporal dementia
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Dementia helpline 24/7



24/7 National dementia helpline – The case for… Is there a call for a 24/7 dementia helpline or not? There are those who say that the demand is not there and there would be a cost implication if one was set up. On the first point I have to disagree totally. I have recently run …

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Using technology to aide deafness



Deafness and Technology – Making Communication Easier There are over 10 million people in the UK affected by hearing loss – one in every six! Hearing loss has a severe impact on quality of life, isolating people from friends and family, often causing depression. Even with hearing aids, some situations may still be difficult. However …

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