3105, 2017

Dementia Awareness 2018 CALENDAR

As soon as we saw a preview Irene Mackay’s 2018 calendar to raise awareness for Dementia, we fell in love. The illustrations of The Forgetful Elephant are captivating and all ages love them. Her books have been so helpful and of course we loved the ideas behind the calendar.
We  asked Irene to explain. Here’s what […]

1904, 2017

How can older people and their carers avoid fraud?

We want to help people avoid all crises, and that includes avoiding fraud. Criminals follow wealth and the current generation of older people tend to be very good at saving for retirement and owning equity in their homes.  That’s probably why so many older people are targeted by scammers.

What is a Scam? Scams are fraudulent […]

3003, 2017

Time outside, Springtime in Kent

Time outside may not be easy to arrange but it’s vital because enjoying time outside helps the elderly and everyone living with dementia. Apart from the exercise, we know that the senses of sight, smell and hearing support happiness long after memories and other skills diminish through age, illness and dementia related issues.

Linda of ReminiScent […]

1303, 2017

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Our colleagues at Seniors Helping Seniors Harrow  hand picked this Mother’s Day gift guide.  We are delighted to extend a special Seniors Helping Seniors discount with sincere thanks to Unforgettable and designed2enable 

With Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday 26th March), we’ve compiled a list of some fantastic gift ideas, designed specifically with seniors’ needs […]

703, 2017

How to Recognise Symptoms of Mesothelioma & Live Well Despite Your Diagnosis

Matt Mauney is a writer at  PleuralMesothelioma.com  Having lost a friend to the disease and because we hear more cases of illness linked to exposure of asbestos, we asked Matt to explain it for us. Matt is in USA,  further information and resources in UK can be found http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/mesothelioma/ .  For more informationa and advice on laws […]

802, 2017

Walking sticks: What to look for when buying a walking stick or cane

Recognising the opportunity to design for our future selves is what inspired us to start Seniors Helping Seniors here in UK.  We knew there was a better way to look after people as they age. We talk about avoiding crises all the time and falling over is often the start of a crisis.  Fall risk […]

2601, 2017

The next chapter…please don’t say it’s a relief.

This article first appeared on Unforgettable. Linda of ReminiScent http://smellandconnect.co.uk/ uses her background in fragrance to stimulate conversation, stir memories and engage feelings – which is something we know works really well.  Read how Linda seeks to utilise all she learned while caring for her mum.  She told me “the steep learning curve she went […]

901, 2017

What care options are there for people on a budget?

Choose is a UK price comparison site, focused on helping consumers find the best deal and understand their rights.  When the editors saw the BBC programme on how Seniors Helping Seniors provides a much needed alternative to state funded care which is failing, the asked Christian to write about the elderly care options people have […]

701, 2017

Social Care, in the balance – or have the scales tipped?

“I’ll Huff and I’ll puff and I’ll close care homes and agencies down,” … said the big bad wolf to the social care sector.
The question is, who is the care sector’s big bad wolf? I loathe the word “industry”. The care of our elderly shouldn’t be a conveyor-belt monitoring until it is time for the […]

1912, 2016

What rights do people in care have?

More than 80% of local authorities have reduced spending in real terms on social care for older people over the past five years, leading to reports of private companies that deliver care in the community handing back their contracts to local authorities as “undeliverable”.
As the Care Quality Commission (CQC) put it in a recent report, […]