Preventing falls for our older clients in the community is paramount in Be Independent Home Care. This article from the Nursing Times confirms why when we see the statistics that show “around 30% of people over the age of 75 in England will have at least one fall each year, rising to 50% for those aged 80 or above, according to NICE. About 5% of […]

26th of March 2015: Preventing falls in Home Care

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This article by Sylvia Thompson in The Irish Times is well worth a read. Maeve Montgomery is a dementia adviser with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and in this article she addresses many myths and fears that we in Be Independent Home Care encounter in our work with those with dementia in Home Care in the community. “My job as a dementia adviser in the […]

6th of March 2015: “A week in my role as a dementia adviser”

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Irish Dementia Working Group lobby is focusing on raising awareness of disease http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/case-study-diagnosis-with-dementia-is-a-tremendous-shock-says-woman-1.2041702 From Sligo, Helen is chairwoman of the Irish Dementia Working Group lobby and a member of the monitoring group on the Government strategy. She also has dementia. Depending on the moment, Helen Rochford Brennan’s husband calls her the “Helen that was” or the “Helen that is”, she explains, offering a glimpse of […]

5th of January 2015: Diagnosis with dementia is a ‘tremendous shock’

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As we near the end of a very busy year in Be Independent Home Care, we are thinking of those clients who passed away during the year. We miss them and are thinking of their families this Christmas. We are extremely grateful to have been part of their lives and to have learnt so much from them and we know they remain close and are […]

Be Independent Home Care 2014: Reflections

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Irish-American philanthropist Chuck Feeney’s generosity in giving while living continues to make a world of difference to those people with dementia and their families in the community. At Be Independent Home Care we see first-hand the difference that Chuck Feeney’s Atlantic Philanthropy funded projects have made and continue to make in the community. Today with the backing of Atlantic Philanthropies Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan […]

17th of December 2014: At last Ireland has a National Dementia Strategy

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Growing Old, Life Does Not Stop at Retirement

The number of elderly people aged 60 years of age and older is expected to double from 841 million people in 2013 to more than 2 billion people in 2050. We are growing older and living longer lives. In fact, older people are forecast to exceed the number of children in the world for the first time in 2047. Sometimes there is a perception that […]

Growing Old, Life Does Not Stop at Retirement

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