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Why Good Quality Respite Care is So Important to So Many Families

The relentless nature of caring for a loved one with dementia takes a huge mental and physical toll on family members. In this article Camille Leavold, Managing Director of Hertfordshire Home Care Provider, Abbots Care, explores why it is essential to see help.For families with elderly loved ones in need of care, it is often […]

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  • 29 January 2019

Stairlifts and dementia : Is a stairlift worth the cost?

The benefits of a stairlift are obvious. Extended freedom of movement, independence and the ability to stay in your own home rather than have to move into sheltered or residential care, are all powerful factors in their appeal.But cost is an undoubted downside. Stairlifts are not cheap, leaving many families caring for a loved one […]

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  • 8 February 2018

Helping children to understand dementia

A social enterprise based in Scotland has produced the world’s first personalised children’s book to help younger members come to terms with dementia in the family. After raising more than £10,000 through a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the book is now available to buy online.The Ally Bally Bee Project aims to to ease the distress experienced by […]

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  • 22 August 2017