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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.

What's the difference between a care home and a nursing home?

About care homes

What's the difference between a care home and a nursing home?

Discover the different types of care that care homes and nursing homes offer for residents.

How to care for someone with dementia

Dementia advice

How to care for someone with dementia

Learn the best way to care for someone with dementia, from how to keep them happy to the questions you should avoid asking.

Coping with challenging behaviour in dementia

Dementia advice

Coping with challenging behaviour in dementia

People living with dementia often have unmet needs which means they display behaviours that challenge carers. Read our guide to dealing with these changes.

How to deal with dementia

Dementia advice

How to deal with dementia

Wondering how you will cope following a loved one’s dementia diagnosis? Understand how to deal with the common behaviours of the condition.

Let’s talk about dementia – our latest guide is here

Dementia advice

Let’s talk about dementia – our latest guide is here

To help families at any stage of their dementia journey, we are launching our brand-new guide.

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...

Further sources of helpful information

Our guides

We've gathered up tips from experts in care for older people to produce free guides covering topics like keeping active and independent in older age, how to help a loved one stay healthy and hydrated and dealing with the symptoms of dementia. 

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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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