How We Achieved Great Place To Work Certification: A Journey of Excellence
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by ian willis
4M ago
? Exciting News! ? We are thrilled to announce that Abney & Baker has been officially certified as a "Great Place To Work"! ?✨ ✅ What does this mean for us? Our decision to pursue the Great Place To Work certification was driven by our desire to continuously improve and elevate our organisation. We understand that a positive work environment leads to higher employee satisfaction, increased productivity, and ultimately, better results for our clients. Being certified signifies our unwavering commitment to fostering a positive work environment that nurtures growth, empowers individuals, and ..read more
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Staying Connected: The Key Role of Socialising in Healthy Ageing
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by ian willis
11M ago
If you're in the process of planning a healthy later life, you've probably focused on critical aspects like maintaining a balanced diet, regular exercise, mental fitness, and routine medical check-ups.  But there's a crucial element that often gets overlooked: the impact of socialising on health in later life.  Social connections profoundly affect the well-being and longevity of older adults, making them a vital part of healthy ageing.  In this blog post, we'll delve deep into the importance of socialising in promoting senior health, shed light on its role in healthy ageing, and ..read more
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The Importance of Mental Health in Later Life: How to Stay Emotionally Well
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by ian willis
1y ago
The Importance of Mental Health in Later Life: How to Stay Emotionally Well Embrace Aging with Emotional Wellness As we age, prioritising mental health is essential for a fulfilling and balanced lifestyle. Ageing brings various challenges, including physical health changes, cognitive decline, and social adjustments. Focusing on mental well-being helps navigate these changes and maintain purpose, resilience, and happiness. In addition, emotional well-being is as crucial as physical health, as both significantly impact our quality of life and ability to thrive in later life. As part of Mental H ..read more
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Caring for Loved Ones with Parkinson's Disease: Practical Tips for Family Carers
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by ian willis
1y ago
Parkinson's disease is a progressive movement disorder affecting millions worldwide. It is a neurological condition that primarily affects the part of the brain that controls movement, resulting in tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with coordination and balance. It can also cause non-motor symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment. Caring for a loved one with Parkinson's disease can be challenging and stressful. However, family caregivers can provide the best care possible for their loved ones with the proper knowledge and support. This article will discuss practical advi ..read more
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Types Of Dementia
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by Will Hawkins
1y ago
Dementia is a term that encompasses a variety of cognitive disorders that affect memory, thinking, and behaviour making daily activities increasingly challenging.  With several different types of dementia, understanding the distinctions between them is crucial for accurate diagnosis, treatment, and support. In this comprehensive guide, we explore the various forms of dementia, their prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis, home care, and impact on communication, families, and the brain. What Are The Different Types of Dementia? Dementia isn’t a singular disease, but rather a collection of sympt ..read more
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Lewy Body Dementia: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Care
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by ian willis
1y ago
Lewy Body Dementia is a form of progressive dementia that affects more than 100,000 people in the UK alone. It can be difficult to understand and care for someone with lewy body dementia at home, as it's often hard to recognise the signs early on. This blog post will explore what Lewy Body Dementia is; its causes, symptoms, treatment and care at home. And we'll explain why professional assistance makes a difference when caring for someone with this disease. Knowing about this disease and its symptoms can help you make an informed decision about treatment and your care options.   What ..read more
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Dementia Guide For Home Care Assistants
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by ian willis
1y ago
Dementia is a neurodegenerative disease that leads to loss of cognitive functioning, such as thinking, remembering and reasoning. The loss of cognitive functioning eventually interferes with the affected individual's daily life and routine. Dementia affects people of all ages, but is most common in older adults.  There are many types of dementia, and the most common include Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, mixed dementia and frontotemporal dementia. Some people with dementia experience sudden changes in their behaviour.  Symptoms vary depending on which type of dementia is dia ..read more
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7 Things Not to Say to Someone with Dementia (and What to Say Instead!)
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by ian willis
1y ago
Communicating with someone with dementia can be challenging. If you have a loved one with a dementia diagnosis, you may feel guilty for not being able to fully understand them. Progressive neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia can cause the affected individual to struggle to communicate appropriately and they may get frustrated as they can struggle to get their point across. Therefore, it’s important to develop a deep understanding of your loved one’s behaviour so they can receive the best possible care and support at home. It’s also important to remember that beh ..read more
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What's The Difference Between Dementia And Alzheimer's?
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by ian willis
1y ago
There is a common misconception among people that dementia and Alzheimer's are the same thing. But this isn’t the case. dementia is the general term used to describe symptoms that impact memory, daily activities and communication. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer's is a progressive neurological disorder that gets worse with time and affects memory, language and other cognitive abilities. Although young people can develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the risk significantly increases as people age and get older. Dementia or Alzheimer’s is most common in adults ove ..read more
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Early Symptoms Of Dementia - Your Guide
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by ian willis
1y ago
Dementia is not a disease in itself but a general umbrella term that describes common symptoms. Dementia symptoms result from damage to the brain cells caused by different diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Individuals with dementia can experience varying symptoms according to the part of the brain affected so here we share what signs and symptoms to look out for. Common early symptoms of dementia Dementia affects each individual differently, their experiences depend on the symptoms they have. But there are some common early warning signs of dementia including: Loss of memory Attention defic ..read more
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