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Can You Prevent Dementia?

Can You Prevent Dementia?

As more and more people live to a greater age, there is a stereotypical picture of what it means to get old. The bad news is that in the over 80s, one in six has some degree of memory difficulty, as well as other apparently age-related thought processes. The good news is that five out of six apparently do not….read more →

Driving As You Get Older

Driving As You Get Older

There is no legal limit on how old you can be and still drive, so you can decide when you to stop- as long as you don’t have any medical conditions that affect your driving ability. However, there are a few issues to consider and take into account when making your decision to drive in your later years. Make sure…read more →

Loneliness and the Internet

Loneliness and the Internet

Many older people live their lives behind closed doors, isolated, maybe with only a cat or dog for company. It has been suggested that loneliness is a greater threat to someone’s health than many of the highly publicised health hazards, such as smoking and drinking. Indeed, to some extent they may go hand in hand, as steps taken to compensate…read more →

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Music is a powerful medium, which can be used in many ways to help people who suffer from varying degrees of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It can be not only entertainment, but also therapy. Everybody is exposed to music right from their infancy through to old age, and most people have some sort of preference, perhaps associated with treasured memories…read more →

Maintaining Independence

Maintaining Independence

One in five adults in the UK has a physical disability and over a million of them live independently. Having a physical disability does not automatically mean you have to sacrifice your independence, there are many ways in which you can continue to live in your own home, controlling your own life. Staying in your own home can mean that…read more →

Staying Active!

Staying Active!

Statistically, the over 65′s are the most sedentary age group. On average, they spend up to ten hours a day stationary, either lying or sitting down, which puts them at an increased risk of developing health problems. The risk of obesity, strokes and heart problems is reportedly increasing in this age group compared to others. Physical activity helps keep up…read more →

Our Approach To Dementia

Our Approach To Dementia

Dementia is a condition associated with the ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. Problems arise from this and are often to do with the following: Memory Loss Thinking Speed Mental Agility Language Understanding Judgement Here at Shaw, we provide dementia care that is second to none. We believe in a holistic approach to person centred care that supports…read more →

Improving Memory

Improving Memory

Everyone forgets things occasionally – where they put the car keys, the name of that restaurant they liked the look of, and whether or not they fed the cat. The issue of memory loss is often a worry as we grow older. Many people are concerned that they may not be as sharp as they once were and don’t want…read more →

Caregiver’s Burnout

Caregiver’s Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a very real and very serious issue amongst the caring community. When caregivers have burnout, the person they are looking after can potential end up suffering and taking the brunt of it. Reaching the end of your tether doesn’t happen suddenly, it creeps up over time and wears away at you until eventually you find yourself at…read more →

The effects of life transitions on the elderly.

The effects of life transitions on the elderly.

Later life holds many lifestyle changes, all of which can have serious effects on each individual. Older people have major life adjustments to adapt to, which can ultimately have consequences and cause a range of issues. Below are a few changes and their potential effects on the older population. Retirement: Often this is the first big change that older people…read more →