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The Physical Damage Caused By Loneliness.

The Physical Damage Caused By Loneliness.

Everybody knows what it feels like to be lonely, but not everyone knows the extent of damage it can cause in older people. We all know the typical things to look out for when it comes to deteriorating health and we focus on the physical signs of problems such as stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and reduced mobility, but there are…read more →

Finding The Right Care Home

Finding The Right Care Home

The decision to move into a care home can be an overwhelming, emotional and daunting one. We understand that looking for a care home can be confusing, especially when different providers offer different services and you aren’t sure what to look for. It’s essential to have an outline of what’s important to you before you begin searching, as this will…read more →

Specialist Services At Shaw

Specialist Services At Shaw

Here at Shaw, we are proud to offer a wide range of services. Our care goes beyond elderly and dementia care and while we pride ourselves on having a vast selection of excellent nursing homes with exceptional facilities for the elderly, we also offer specialist services for those requiring different sorts of care. We can help those with complex physical…read more →

Living With Parkinson’s Disease

Living With Parkinson’s Disease

One in 500 people live with Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological disease that can have a devastating impact on the lives of sufferers. Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over, but even younger people can get it too. It’s not known what causes someone to get the condition and there’s no cure, currently. Parkinson’s is the result of…read more →

The different stages of life

The different stages of life

Shakespeare once talked about life being like a stage where every individual had a part to play, and in their life experience played many roles. In fact he points to seven roles that one involuntarily assumes. Most people could identify with one of these stages but probably would cringe at the thought of the rather stereotyped images, especially of old…read more →

Safety first

Safety first

Many older people wish to stay in their own home but keeping that person safe in their own home may be difficult, increasingly so when their safety is compromised further because they suffer with dementia. However with plenty of thought life can be made easier for them and the simpler it is the less likely they are to come to…read more →

Moving home

Moving home

Home is definitely where the heart is and it goes without saying that a heart transplant is a traumatic affair, so when an older person gets to the stage of not coping well in their own home there are some serious decisions to make. Contemplating moving from a home which holds memories of raising children, a happy partnership and festive…read more →

Keeping it real

Keeping it real

Looking after ageing and close family can be demanding in many ways. When life seems to be hard, plans go awry and nothing is going as you intended, it is easy and natural to feel frustrated and even angry. It is easy to either lose one’s temper or retreat from life, but that will not solve any issues. In fact…read more →

Prevention of a Fall

Prevention of a Fall

As a person gets older there is a greater risk of falling, and statistically this will more often happen to women than men – although official figures may be distorted by the fact that women are more likely to report a fall than men. Many will call an ambulance, head to A&E, or go to the minor injuries department, typically…read more →

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 →