Articles and Advice

Read about all things homecare below, including the latest care industry articles, advice, and company announcements, curated by the Cavendish Homecare Team.

December 14, 2020 Parkinsons Care

10 Early warning signs of Parkinson’s

Symptoms of Parkinson’s generally develop slowly over years. Furthermore, the progression of symptoms is often different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. What are 10 early warning signs? Tremor Have you noticed a slight shaking or tremor in […]

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November 27, 2020 Dementia Care

Best clocks for loved one’s living with Dementia

Dementia symptoms may include problems with: memory loss thinking speed mental sharpness and quickness language, such as using words incorrectly, or having trouble speaking understanding judgement mood movement difficulties doing daily activities Why is the correct clock important? A dementia user-friendly clock can help […]

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November 25, 2020 Homecare Services

What is a dosette box and how do you use it?

A pharmacist may provide you with a dosette box if you have a complicated medication regime. These are plastic boxes with small compartments that clearly show which pills need to be taken at what time of the day. Dosette boxes are also great for […]

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November 12, 2020 New Research

Mobile robo-surgeons and keyhole surgery

What is keyhole surgery? Keyhole surgery, also known as Laparoscopy, is a type of surgical procedure. The procedure allows a surgeon to access parts of the body without having to make large incisions in the skin. When is keyhole surgery used? Keyhole surgery is […]

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November 6, 2020 COVID-19

Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Parkinson’s

What precautions should you take if you have Parkinson’s? According to Parkinson’s UK, if you have Parkinson’s, there is no increased risk of getting COVID-19. While the UK government has said that people with Parkinson’s are more at risk of complications if they get […]

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October 15, 2020 Palliative care

Questions about end of life care

How long can my loved one expect to live? Patients and their family members often want to know how long a person is expected to live to help them prepare. Factors such as the illness the patient has if they have contracted an infection […]

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October 12, 2020 Respite Care

Why is Respite Care Important?

What Is Respite Care? Respite Care is designed to provide relief for families or others who undertake the care of a family member or friend. Furthermore, it can be a useful break for anyone receiving care. Sometimes Respite Care can be given in emergencies […]

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October 9, 2020 Dementia Care

Supporting a loved one with Late Stage Dementia

The progression of dementia Dementia is a progressive condition. This means it will get worse over time due to the damage to the loved one’s brain, and this will have a big impact on their mental abilities, including memory and communication. It is important […]

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September 24, 2020 Post-Hospital Care

The Importance of rest after surgery

Resting after surgery is vital ensure you have a safe recovery. Pushing yourself too hard after a procedure can cause immediate or long-term physical complications. We have listed below some reasons why rest is so important after surgery. Sleep is very important The importance […]

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