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Exceptional care required

Need for Exceptional Care Brought into Focus

The UK population is ageing at an ever-increasing rate, but local authority constraints highlight the need for exceptional levels of senior care.

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Why Become a CAREGiver

Why Become a Home Instead CAREGiver?

Have you ever considered a career in giving care to the elderly. Read here to learn all about why you should become a CAREGiver with Home Instead today.

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Importance of staying warm

The Importance of Staying Warm in Winter

The UK population continues to age, meaning more of us need to know how to stay warm each winter. Learn about the importance of staying warm in winter here.

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Overcoming social isolation

Social Isolation in the Elderly - How to Overcome It

The latest estimates claim over two million people in England aged 75 and over live alone, underlining the story many of us have about the effects of social isolation in the elderly. Read more to learn how it can be overcome.

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Tips when considering care

Tips When Considering Care for Loved Ones

Heather has served as a caregiver, devoting her time to looking after her own mother. In a special video, Heather shares some of the things that helped her in her work as a caregiver.

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Signs of Dementia

The Signs of Dementia - Things to Spot

It can be hard to have that conversation with loved ones, about whether they have some form of dementia in their old age. Here is a useful guide, to let you know some of the signs to look out for.

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CQC rates Home Instead Outstanding

CQC Rates Home Instead as Outstanding in 2019

All of us at Home Instead Wandsworth, Lambeth and Dulwich are pleased to announce that CQC has rated us “Outstanding” this year. Read on to learn more.

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Dementia Friends Boris Johnson and  Chuka Umunna

My 5 years an Alzheimer's Dementia Champion

Homeinstead Wandsworth, Lambeth & Dulwich owner, Tony O'Flaherty has been a Dementia Champion for over 5 years and recruited over 2000 Dementia Friends.

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Southwark Dementia Action Alliance volunteers

Southwark High St Blitz

Volunteers from the Southwark Dementia Action Alliance teamed up to talk to local businesses about how they can help their customers and staff

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95 year old, ex semi pro footballer, Luigi

Roy of the Rovers? No, its Luigi of Dulwich

At 95 years, ex semi pro footballer, Luigi, still loves to kick a ball about with his caregiver Dan. Companionship is the key to overcoming social isolation and loneliness.

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Tony Swims 10km for Dementia Research

Tony raises £1,000 to help Dementia research

The owner of Home Instead Senior Care, Wandsworth, Lambeth & Dulwich, Tony O'Flaherty, donned his wet suit in aid of raising money for the Alzheimer's Soc and completed the gruelling, River Dart 10 km swim in just over 3 hours. Tony said it was one of the most challenging things he has ever done but the knowledge that he was doing it in aid of a good cause spurred him on to overcame his constant urges to quit.

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Homeinstead   completes the 10km River Dart swim

Homeinstead's River Dart 10km swim

The owner of Home Instead Senior Care, Wandsworth, Lambeth & Dulwich, Tony O'Flaherty, donned his wet suit in Aid of raising money for the Alzheimer's Soc and completed the gruelling, River Dart 10 km swim in just over 3 hours. Tony said it was one of the most challenging things he has ever done but the knowledge that it was all in a good cause spurred him on and overcame the constant urges to quit. Dementia is a terminal condition which triggers a loss of brain function the symptoms include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding which are usually progressive and eventually severe. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, and numbers are set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. There are over 42,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK while 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia. Dementia research is desperately underfunded. For every person living with dementia, the annual cost to the UK economy is over £30,000 but only £90 is spent on dementia research each year. There are not enough researchers and clinicians joining the fight against dementia. Five times fewer researchers choose to work on dementia than on cancer. Alzheimer's Society is committed to spending at least £150 million over the next decade on dementia research to improve care for people today and find a cure for tomorrow.

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