Home care is good, so use it

Families who are caring for a loved one can sometimes struggle to know when it is the right time is to ask for help. Quite often I find that families leave it too late, and they are almost on their knees with exhaustion or the stress of juggling work, children and a busy life by […]

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  Q: When should I start talking to my parents about their future care thoughts and wishes? Q: I’ve promised my mum I wouldn’t put her in a home, but now she needs more care than I can give her and I’m exhausted. What should I do? It’s four weeks now until my first I’m […]

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Making the most of life!

You want your mum to live life to the full, to be sociable and, most of all, to be happy. So why doesn’t she seem to want the same thing? It’s difficult and frustrating for family carers when their mum loses motivation to go out as they used to, or just outright refuses to leave […]

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Prepare for the time of your life!

The arrival of a new baby leads to 9 months of physical and practical preparation. It’s tough to manage a new baby on your own so being able to afford to choose what you want to buy whilst getting the right equipment, support and advice can make a huge difference to the wellbeing of the […]

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How can we live to be 100 and be happy!?

If you are over 50 years of age, I bet I’ve got your attention now! Unfortunately, I don’t have the answer to that or else I’d be a very rich woman indeed!   I suspect we all know the secret for living longer. The NHS is keen to give us guidance on this; eat well and […]

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The next week is set to be hot and sunny for many places in the UK, and all of us, but older people especially, need to drink frequently to keep ourselves hydrated and healthy.

Dehydration is a common problem for older people, and can lead to urinary tract infections very quickly, this can cause them to become drowsy, confused and needing medically treatment urgently.

Remind your loved one to have a glass of water in easy reach, and for people with dementia, use brightly coloured cups or glasses so that they can see them more easily. Ice lollies are a treat, and a good source of liquid as well as jelly, ice-cream, soup and melon. Enjoy the lovely weather and keep safe.

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If you are shielding from coronavirus, I’m sure you’ll relate to this! What are you most looking forward to when lockdown eases? For me it’s seeing family and friends ..... and a haircut! ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know there are more than 6,000 people currently waiting for an organ donation in the UK, and 3 people die every day while on the waiting list? Shocking isn't it.

The Organ Donation Act 2020 means all adults in England will be considered potential donors (unless they chose to opt out or are excluded). The act is known as 'Max and Keira’s law' in honour of a boy who received a heart transplant and the girl who donated it.

Keira died when she was just 9 years old in a car crash. Max, also nine at the time, suffered heart failure following a viral infection. Max and Keira's families met a year after the transplant and were "able to hear Keira's heart beat in Max's chest". The families joined forces to campaign for the opt-out scheme, which has been running in Wales since December 2015.

It just goes to show how much Kiera accomplished in her short life doesn't it. I wont be opting out, will you?
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‘Good’ mental health is the same thing as emotional health and well-being, and it’s just as important as your physical health.

In the last 2 months of the coronavirus pandemic, I’m sure we have all felt anxious, overwhelmed or frightened for ourselves and loved ones. Most of the times, these feelings pass but sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that can happen to anyone. Everyone is different, you may feel you have bounced back, or you may feel weighed down by it for a long time. This week is a good week to take stock of how you are doing.

Let me know how you are feeling in the comments below:

😊I’m feeling positive
🙂 I’m okay
🤔 I’m not sure, feeling neutral
☹️I’m having a hard time
😫I’m finding things tough and I could use a friend
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Have you noticed that more people are wearing masks when they are shopping in supermarkets? I definitely have. I’ve also noticed that it raises my anxiety. When someone wears a mask, I can’t see their facial expression - are they smiling or cross because they want me to move out of their way so that they can get to the tomatoes? It’s difficult to work it out isn’t it.

In my photo, under my mask I’m smiling. I’m saying ‘it’s okay to feel nervous when you see me, but I’m still the same person, I’m still here to offer you the same support and information when you need it.’ But it’s hard to tell isn’t it.

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I’ve got a little helper at my desk today! This is Tigerlilly who just loves having her mum at home all day to keep her company. Show me a picture of your pet and let me know if they’re as helpful as Tiggs 🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

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Be there.

During these isolated, scary times, its vitally important that we are in touch with each other. With all the technology available to us, there’s no excuse for not keeping in contact with the people who are important to us. Just because you don’t hear back, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t listening. Even if it’s too hard for them to reply straight away, it can be incredibly comforting to know that someone cares about them.

How have you been staying in contact with you loved ones? What difference do you think this has made to them and to you? Please share with everyone below
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Thank you so much to the very talented Sandra who shares her VE Day poem with us today:

Happy VE Day by Sandra Walley

75 years, how time flies
It seems such a long time ago
Where people celebrated through the night
No more enemy and no more foe
Men and women who gave their lives
For our freedom and so much more
Where singing and laughter began once again
And chatting to people at our front door
We have such a lot to be thankful for
No more fear and no more bombs
Feeling proud of our country
And many hero’s like Captain Tom
So today we celebrate once again
Our freedom came at a price
So let’s be kind, thankful and thoughtful
As we remember those who gave their life
Let’s enjoy, be happy and joyful
On this wonderful 8th of May
Sing and dance for our freedom
And have a Happy VE day
LET’S PARTY
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A two minute silence will take place at 11am on VE Day Friday 8th May which will be broadcast on the BBC.

'The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2' is scheduled for 3pm, with people across the country standing up and raising a glass of a drink of their choice while saying the following toast: "To those who gave so much, we thank you."

This year the Queen will commemorate the 75th anniversary with a televised address to the nation. It will be broadcast on the BBC at 9pm - the exact moment her dad, King George VI gave a radio address 75 years ago.

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The second Friday of May will mark 75 years since Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) as the United Kingdom remembers the end of 6 long years of war in Europe.

VE Day is the day on which Allied forces formally announced the surrender of Germany, which brought the Second World War to a close in Europe.

Celebrations immediately erupted throughout Britain and more than one million people celebrated in the streets. In London, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth appeared on the balcony alongside Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
In a radio address to the nation, Churchill said: "My dear friends, this is your hour. We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing."

VE Day is celebrated in memory of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany and Axis forces in the Second World War. It commemorates the armed forces and navy personnel who lost their lives in battle.

Does your mum - or dad or loved one - remember VE Day? What memories have they shared with you?
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Singing for the Brain is a fantastic activity for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers. Singing helps you physically - it’s good for the lungs, posture and for relaxation. It’s good for the brain - you may forget your loved one’s name but chances are you can still belt out ‘My, my, my Delilah’ because singing uses different parts of the brain and memory. Singing is mentally relaxing, it makes you feel good. We can all benefit from it, so join in at 3pmJoin us today, Thursday 30th April, at 3pm for our virtual ‘Singing for the Brain’ singalong so we can all ‘Come Together’ and ‘Sing a Song’! 🎶

We’ll be joined by a very special guest – Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador and TV star, Vicky McClure. 💙

The theme is ‘classic hits’, so get ready to belt out some classics, from Frank Sinatra to The Beatles, plus many more. 🎤

Everyone is welcome! Sign up on our event page: bit.ly/3bnuzsR
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Good afternoon everyone, how are you all doing today? If it wasn’t for coronavirus, I would be packing my bags ready to go for a week’s holiday in Cornwall. Sadly, my holiday has been rescheduled for 2021, but I’ve still got the photos from last year in St Ive’s so I can pretend I’m there! ... See MoreSee Less

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Britain will hold a minute’s silence at 11am today to pay tribute to NHS, key workers and social care workers who have died battling the coronavirus pandemic whilst we stay safe at home.

Bless them all xx
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Cheshire West Voluntary ActionA webchat is also held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am-4pm on the website
respectphoneline.org.uk/
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