Cera Blog

Jul. 20, 2018, 2:29 PM

How technology can help you stay on top of your medication

Ordering a repeat prescription can be a real headache, can’t it? Having to book an appointment with your GP, finding time to queue up in the pharmacy… it all seems needlessly complicated. A burden, even. On average, people in Britain take 20 items of prescribed medication annually, but nearly half ...

Jul. 06, 2018, 12:09 PM

Caring for the elderly in hot weather

Many welcome the hot weather, however for some, the recent heat waves may prove difficult and even dangerous. Below details information about those who are at most risk of heat-related health problems, and advice on how to deal with issues that might arise, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Jul. 05, 2018, 11:33 AM

Funding your relative’s care

It is likely that your relative will need to contribute at least a proportion of their care costs. They may not qualify for local authority funding, or want to ‘top-up’ their care fees to ensure the best option for your family. It is difficult to predict how long your relative will need care, and ...

Jul. 05, 2018, 11:32 AM

Signs you need a break

As a family carer, you devote a lot of time looking after your loved one that you often forget about taking care of yourself. It can very easily be done and cause negative effects. It is important to realise when you are getting burnt out and need to take a break. Family carers tend to 'just keep ...

Jul. 05, 2018, 11:32 AM

Home equipment for older adults

As patients get older, they can find daily activities more challenging. Making adaptations to your home can help maintain your parents independence for longer. But it can be difficult to know where to start. This article will outline the key pieces of equipment to have at home.

Jul. 05, 2018, 11:31 AM

Elderly care: Choosing the right option for your family.

Supporting our parents and other older relatives as they grow old can be a challenging experience. It’s something we want to get right. In doing so, you will have a number of considerations, such as making sure your relative receives adequate functional and emotional support where they retain their ...

Jul. 05, 2018, 11:31 AM

Five ways to help your older parents who’ve lost their appetite

As some people get older, they may start to lose their appetite. To a certain extent this is normal. However, it can be quite worrying if it begins to result in weight loss (it is important not to ignore this sign) and it can be challenging to manage this. So how can you help your parents or loved ...

Jul. 05, 2018, 11:30 AM

Three top ways to avoid falls

Falls are often seen as an inevitability of “getting old”. One in three adults aged over 65 have a fall each year – in fact it is the main cause of injury in our ageing population. Falls can simply mean a mere stumble, but in some cases they can have far more serious consequences.  However, many ...

Jul. 05, 2018, 11:29 AM

Older women’s co-housing: “Intentional community”-led housing

A group of women in North London are pioneering a new housing scheme that is designing, creating and managing their own community through a new purpose-built set of flats.

Jul. 05, 2018, 11:26 AM

Coping with the behavioural changes of dementia

Being verbally or physically attacked by an older adult with dementia comes as a shock. Even more so when the person you love or care for has shown no past history of violence. Yet aggression is a known symptom of dementia. In fact, it's incredibly common. Find out why and how you can cope with it.