At Douglas House Nursing Care Home the arrival of spring has brought an adorable surprise: ducklings! Just in time for Easter, these fluffy little creatures have hatched, filling the home with delight.

The staff and service users at Douglas Hous…

As a carer of an elderly loved one, your days are long and filled with responsibilities. Taking care of yourself is at the end of the list – and it stays there. You may feel run down, lethargic and like you are burning the candle at both ends. Thes…
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is a type of assistance that allows family carers to take a break from caregiving. This care focuses on helping family carers recharge, ease their stress, and avoid carer burnout. Rather than spending time attendin…
We live in a mobile society and that means that adult children will not always live near ageing parents. That makes it difficult to address their daily needs, especially if illness or chronic disease strikes. It is possible to assemble a long-distanc…
A pilot study at the University of California, Los Angeles, examined whether consuming grapes could help fight the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers, led by Dr. Daniel H. Silverman, worked with…
Falls pose one of the greatest dangers to the elderly’s independence and self-sufficiency. Over one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again. Among older adults, falls …
There is often a lot of resistance and hesitation when arranging home care services. Many people don’t like admitting that they need help with daily activities, and family members don’t always know how to broach the subject. Unfortunately, this m…