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Your questions answered

Caring for a loved one can be a challenge. That's why we've gathered up tips from a range of specialists in care for older people. Our guides cover 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. 

You can explore all the advice our experts have to offer by downloading the free guides below.

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Let's talk about dementia

Despite growing awareness around dementia, the condition remains fairly misunderstood. In this guide, we provide sought-after answers to questions we’ve been asked by relatives of residents in our homes or members of our local communities

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A helping hand

We’ve pooled the expertise of our colleagues and fellow carers to produce a guide full of practical and emotional advice for those caring for a relative or friend.

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Listen, talk, connect

Struggling to have meaningful conversations with a loved one who is living with dementia? Our guide offers inspiration from families and Care UK professionals.

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Eating as we age

Stay healthy in older age with our professional tips for nutrition and hydration – including delicious and quick recipes for you to try.

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Good to go

For those living with dementia – and their carers – getting out and about is incredibly important. Here, we explain how to plan trips, tackle issues that might arise and make the most out of every outing, big or small.

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As easy as ABC

Ensure an older loved one stays active and engaged with our guide, packed with 100 ideas for maintaining hobbies, interests and activities.

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Making every drink count

Dehydration is a common problem in later life, with consequences including confusion, falls, pressure ulcers and UTIs. Our catering experts have developed a guide packed with facts, information and recipes to keep older people healthy and hydrated.

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