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Keeping the elderly warm and cosy

CARING for an elderly parent or loved one presents a number of difficulties. Many people struggle, especially when it comes to providing older people with enough time, support and loving care during the harsh winter months. Cathal O’Neill, operations manager of Home Instead Senior Care in Clare, talks about how you can help the elderly this winter. “We all need to work together to ensure that everyone is kept safe and warm during the winter. You should check on friends and neighbours, who may be struggling in the cold. Okay, we all might feel a little awkward turning up to a neighbour’s house uninvited these days but what is the worst that can happen? “It’s no harm to call in with some cake or biscuits and let the person know you are only a phonecall away if needed. This can be a fantastic support to seniors or people living on their own,” he said. During winter months, elderly people are more prone …

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New app for dementia carers

To coincide with September being World Alzheimer’s Month, a free app has been launched to help the 50,000 family carers in Ireland cope with difficult dementia care situations. The Daily Companion App has been created by Home Instead Senior Care, as pocket guide to dementia care providing access to quick, helpful tips from experts and other caregivers. To  support family caregivers in the local community, Home Instead Senior Care is offering a free dementia care education workshop on Tuesday, September 16  in Ennis Library from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Participants are asked to register by phoning 061-4620701. Attendees will  be advised how the on-the-go guide for dementia caregivers is available for download at no cost in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It offers immediate advice with close to 500 searchable tips and practical solutions to help deal with behaviours and situations related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Features include: * 25 topic categories regarding behaviours and situations; emotional support and helpful …

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