Help & advice

We are committed to supporting older people and their relatives and have used our knowledge and expertise to produce a range of useful guides.

Our guides have been produced by our care team experts and include real life experiences of older people and their families. They cover subjects such as how to communicate with a loved one who is living with dementia and choosing a care home.

Why are long lost hobbies important for older people?

Health & wellbeing

Why are long lost hobbies important for older people?

Doing something you’ve always loved to do not only has emotional advantages, but there are also impressive physical, mental and social benefits too.

Tips on keeping fit in later life

Health & wellbeing

Tips on keeping fit in later life

It's never too late to start reaping the health benefits of a more active lifestyle. Here are our tips on how to keep fit in later life...

Advice for Christmas visits when your loved one has dementia

Dementia advice

Advice for Christmas visits when your loved one has dementia

Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. a precious time to be with family and friends, however for people living with dementia, little and often...

Top tips for how to include loved one with dementia in conversation this Christmas

Dementia advice

Top tips for how to include loved one with dementia in conversation this Christmas

As dementia progresses, following and joining in a conversation can become harder. This is particularly true at family occasions like Christmas, when there...

Advice on how to celebrate New Year when a loved one has dementia

Dementia advice

Advice on how to celebrate New Year when a loved one has dementia

Dementia experts at Care UK are advising families to re-visit the past this New Year, to benefit loved ones living with dementia – and to think twice about...

10 ways you can spend more time with your loved one this year

Advice for carers

10 ways you can spend more time with your loved one this year

Small and frequent activities can be beneficial to someone living with dementia.

Dementia experts share advice on how Bonfire Night may not be fun for everyone

Dementia advice

Dementia experts share advice on how Bonfire Night may not be fun for everyone

Bonfire night is a time for fireworks and bonfires in the chilly autumn air to remember Guy Fawkes’ and his failed attempt to blow up the Houses of...

Staying hydrated in later life

Health & wellbeing

Staying hydrated in later life

Dehydration is a common problem in later life, however, all of us need at least 6-8 glasses of water a day to support our bodies to say healthy.

What are Care UK care homes really like?

About care homes

What are Care UK care homes really like?

We take the popular myths about care homes and compare them to what life is really like in a Care UK care home.

Further sources of helpful information

Sources of advice and support

As well as the information on this website we have collated a number of links to other useful wesbites offering guidance, advice and practical help when searching for care and support for yourself or a loved one

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Glossary of terms

Whatever type of care you are looking for, you may come across various new terms. We explain some of the typical ones you might meet.

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