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Take a look at our Scam Proofing Checklist to protect yourself and loved ones from falling victim to fraud and scams.

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Are you struggling with some of the challenges that Alzheimer's brings when trying to care for a loved one?

Take a look at our handy approaches to help unpaid carers and family members manage challenging behaviours.

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Alzheimer's disease:What is and what inst? It's sometimes difficult to tell.

Read he following information page for 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's.

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There are many challenges for Older Adults in later life. It can be difficult following the loss of a loved one or close friends, the need to move areas to be closer to family, or difficulties in accessing the community due to ill health or poor mobility.

Here is a motivating document around making friends in later life - pulled together by our friends at @OddfellowsUK for Friendship Month - It’s well worth a read!

https://www.oddfellows.co.uk/media/1902/170913_oddfellows_friendship-guide.pdf

Home is where an older person should feel the safest. Scammers, however have found a way to invade the secure lives of seniors by targeting older people's post, the internet and telephone, as well as unsecured documents.

Through the provision of this information, we aim to raise awareness of the risks facing older people so that we can do everything we can to prevent these distressing and devastating crimes.

If you want to look at or print our Senior Fraud Toolkit please click on the PDF link below:

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Use some of these useful resources provided by the #NHS on how YOU can #SelfCare https://www.nhs.uk/selfcare/Pages/self-care-week-2017.aspx 

 December 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Senior Snippets: the advisory column with the older members of our community in mind, brought to you by Home Instead Senior Care West Norfolk.

 

It's a well-known fact, in Britain we absolutely love talking about the weather, so when better to discuss than in the midst of the big freeze in the UK at he moment. We’ve compiled a list of top tips to help you stay warm throughout the winter months.

 

Boiler check-up. This time of year is perfect for your annual boiler service to make sure it’s in tip top condition. The last thing you need in the middle of winter is a broken boiler, and a freezing cold house.

Draught excluders. It is important to make sure all windows and doors are in good condition. If you have old, cracked or broken frames you may want to seal the gaps or use draught excluders to stop the cold weather from creeping in!

Keep your pipes warm. Burst pipes are common during winter due to rapid freezing and thawing which could cause significant damage. The best way to prevent this from happening is to keep your pipes warm with their own foam cardigan (called lagging), which will reduce the heat lost and insulate the pipes to stop them from freezing.

Several thin layers. Try wearing several thin layers of clothing, rather than one big jumper – the layers trap hot air keeping you warmer for longer. To keep heating bills down, consider wrapping up in a blanket or wearing more layers, rather than turning up the thermostat.

Keep your feet warm. There’s nothing worse than cold feet! To keep yourself warm this winter, wear thermal or thick socks and sensible shoes if you’re venturing out. Wear boots with a thick lining and consider buying specially designed shoes, in case the weather turns icey!

Hot water bottle. Consider using a hot water bottle throughout the day if you’re at home and during the night in bed. They are relatively inexpensive and very useful, quickly heating up your bed without using electricity or fuel.

Bleed radiators. Trapped air in your radiators can prevent hot water from circulating effectively, which could be the reason your home isn’t as warm as it has been previously. Bleeding your radiators releases the trapped air and allows your central heating to work once again, keeping you and your property warm.

Your company provided professional care and understanding at a very important time and for that we thank you. I would recommend Home Instead Senior Care to anybody interested in the services you provide. Once again I thank you and hope that you would be prepared to attend to mum in the future ahould the need arise.

M - Downham Market