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smart phone app http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/easycall
I have not tried this but noticed this and thought it might just be useful to somebody in the early stages .
Can anyone recommend a good supplier of name tags? My mum moved into care home this week and I wondered if anyone could recommend a good supplier. Should I go for iron on or stiched ones?
Todate I have used permanent marker pen, but these become so blurry over time.
Any tips on marking...
Some more advice, if you don't mind?
Mam's CPN has suggested that we buy her a doll to care for. Now I know a lot of you are experienced with this, and so I wondered what sort of doll would be best?
What size? Life-size baby doll maybe? Hard bodied, soft bodied, baby doll,...
The most recent issue of Living with Dementia magazine has an article about Holiday Options which brought back some memories. When I was looking to take my Mother away for a few days (nothing very exciting, just to the sea side) I found it difficult to find much information about how to do it....
This may be of interest.
In the USA the Alzheimer's Association http://tinyurl.com/avfcdxm offers
educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members and healthcare professionals. Programs range from basic introductory material to in-depth multi-part sessions and brain...
Does anyone know of a TV that doesn't need a remote control? ie whereby you change channels etc via buttons on it (as with old fashioned TV's)
My Father has a habit of either fiddling with the remote control so that the TV tuning settings go or losing the remote.
I thought that if we could...
My mom has LBD and I have been using this coconut oil for 4 months now and it has been taking away the symptoms. I would like to find others who are using it to compare with. Or if someone has been using it longer than I have that would be great. The only research that I have to go by is the Dr....
Whilst looking at another website I came across the following organisation which maybe of interest to members
I am not promoting the organisation I just wondered how many members were aware of it , and could possibly be of benefit to them
Who We Are...
Not sure if this is the right place to post this but thought it might be of interest.
The website Moodscope allows you to record how you feel each day and, if you wish, record a score and look at ways to improve how you feel/ react.
You also get a daily email and it is this which I find so...
Called in to a local "aids to daily living" shop today to pick up some chair pads (to stop the chair getting wet) and the manager gave me a loan of a catalog to have a look through. People - you would not believe the helpful stuff that's available!! I remember people on here asking for example...
If you are looking for care you may find this new web site valuable. There is also the posibility to rate services too.
I have noticed that The Alzheimer's Society, only advertise their own groups, wouldn't it be a good idea, to promote ALL help available to "Carers and Cared For" for people with any type of Dementia in each area.
NOW WOULDN'T THAT BE SOMETHING SPECIAL!!!
Well against my better judgement I allowed Tom to be put back on the statins.
A new GP instigated various blood tests (good) wanted him back on aspirin (no go, previous bleeds in his stomach) then as Tom's cholesterol had gone up to 8 wanted him back on the statins.
Last year as a cost...
Whilst I appreciate not every elderly person will have access to the Internet - hopefully this will be useful to some people on here to share with family/ those they care for.
It is a radio station run from Havant but also available online - Angel Radio
I am looking for sign's to put on my mum's flat door's. At the moment I only need one that states to lock the door of her sheltered flat front door. It was mentioned to me yesterday, that mum seemed to have not quite closed her door.. I feel sure a notice woud be a great help, to her....
Apologies, I know this has been discussed before, but please can someone point me in the right direction for a kichen wall clock which also displays the time and date?
Whilst reading a few recent posts, I had reason to search for info regarding CRB, to find out that they are now DBS !
Was not sure which section to post in, so mods please move as appropriate (thanks)
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is now
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
I read an article about using apps on an ipad to help people with dementia I think they may be reminiscence apps on different topics
cant remember where i read the article (typical):(:mad:
but thought it sounded a good idea will research it a bit but thought this might be useful to someone
There is a lot of positive stories on the internet right now on coconut oil helping alzheimers sufferers. I have also just purchased the new book by a lady called Mary Newport called 'Alzheimers Disease - what if there was a cure' this is a book about Mary Newport's husband whom after...
Good morning all, well, the day has arrived for the launch of the new facebook Page of "Building Bridges" This will be a page like no other !! This is a page that will bring both Nurses and Care staff together, to swap ideas, to share new ideas and more importantly help each other, help those in...
Are you able to review the draft of our new publication for people with dementia and carers?
Alzheimer's Society is developing a new publication for people at the point of diagnosis – it is designed to help answer people’s questions about dementia, let them know that support is available and...
My husband`s home was in the middle of a CQC inspection when I arrived yesterday.The Inspector asked to have a word with me for my feedback about the home which I was happy to do.
I told her I was a moderator on TP and she was very interested. I also told her of the frustrations of TP members...
Under the ‘1946 National Health Service Act’ which became law on 5th July 1948, every resident British citizen having an illness, disability or injury became entitled to receive NHS care ‘free at the point of need’. The NHS say they “hold a continuing commitment to the founding principles of the...
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