Blog posts of '2015' 'April'

The Risk of Developing a Pressure Ulcer
Pressure ulcers are caused by increased pressure, shearing (which is pulling of the skin due to slipping down the bed or chair) or friction to the skin. Other things can also add to the risk of developing pressure ulcers.
12 Facts About Falls
Around 35% of over 65s will fall in a year, rising approximately to 50% for those aged 80 and over...
Living Well with Dementia
Living with dementia can be both challenging and scary. However, there are many things that you can do to carry on living life as well as possible. You need to keep a positive outlook! Your plans for the future may change, but dementia doesn’t change who you are as a person. This diagnosis doesn’t mean that you need to stop doing the things that you enjoy, but you may have to start doing them in a different way.
Keeping Safe in your Home
Having dementia can make accidents at home more likely. Also, living alone might seem frightening if you know you have dementia. There are several things you can do to make yourself feel more secure and safe...