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Clinical depression in the elderly is common. … But only 10% receive treatment for depression. The likely reason is that the elderly often display symptoms of depression differently. Depression in the elderly is also frequently confused with the effects of multiple illnesses and the medicines used to treat them. Geriatric depression is a mental and more »

“Nearly half of adults (7.7million) aged 55+ say they have experienced depression and around the same number (7.3 million) have suffered with anxiety, according to new YouGov research for the charity Age UK – revealing the scale of the mental health challenge facing older people in the UK today.” NHS England article Half of adults aged more »

Prepare2Care is pleased to announce our new courses. We are able to provide tailored packages for your business and staff needs in the following areas: Understanding Diabetes Understanding and Supporting an Individual with Dementia End of Life Care and Bereavement Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberties  (Better known as MCA & DOLS) Safeguarding Vulnerable more »

Have you ever considered you own mental health needs? The Mental Health Foundation has developed a tool to show you how your positive mental health scores compared to the national average.    

This week our focus will be on mental health, for everyone in society, but with an emphasis on on those in within the care sector. Mental health can be seen positively: to identify a positive state of mental wellbeing or negatively: to identify a negative state of mental wellbeing, for example, experiencing mental health problems more »

This week we have been looking at loneliness in the elderly population and to round up the topic Loneliness in Old Age by Springcare discusses some simple, accessible ways to tackle loneliness and isolation. They suggest: Spending time outside the home – visit parks, museums, libraries and galleries. Using the internet – social media is more »

Set up in 2011 The Campaign To End Loneliness was brought about to tackle loneliness and isolation in older age. “The Campaign to End Loneliness believes that nobody who wants company should be without it.  We want to make this happen by ensuring that: People most at risk of loneliness are reached and supported Services more »

Elderly people are vulnerable to becoming lonely and socially isolated. They become cut off from society and more than 1 million people say they can go over a month without speaking to a friend, family member or neighbour. Age UK has developed the Befriending Service where a volunteer visits or talks to an older person more »

“Amanda has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the social care industry. The help, support and encouragement that Amanda provided was invaluable but most of all her enthusiasm and can do attitude. Prepare2Care also support us with our care team training requirements, John’s engaging professional training is of the highest standard. Thank you to more »

Did you know that even a basis knowledge of first aid could make the difference between saving a life or not? The St Johns Ambulance have developed an app which allows you to access life saving tips and information right at your fingertips and is available for free from your app store. They also have more »