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The variety of a day in care

People often ask, ‘what’s a typical day in the life of a carer?’ To be honest there is no such thing, and that is why the job role is so exciting, so varied and so interesting. There is a huge opportunity to positively impact the lives of the people that we’re caring for. At Prestige Nursing + Care, our carers help people with a variety of needs, whether it be complex care needs, brain or spinal injury rehabilitation, dementia support (including ensuring that that their family and friends are also supported) all the way through to companionship. Many of [...]

July 11th, 2019|

Rare dementia support group in Norwich

At Prestige we understand families effected by young onset dementia or a rare type of dementia may face specific challenges. Our Admiral Nurse is available to offer advice and information to people living with dementia, their carers, families and friends. We are affiliated to the Rare Dementia Support UK (RDS) www.raredementiasupport.org RDS is a UK based charity that works to support people affected by five rare dementia conditions: Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (FAD), Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Familial Frontotemporal Dementia (fFTD), Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). Our group is based in Norwich. The group provides advice, support and information for [...]

May 30th, 2019|

Member of the Year

Ann Marie has received outstanding feedback from clients family members and social workers regarding the care that she provides, she clearly makes a huge difference at every visit by valuing the relationships she has with clients and their families. Everyone at Prestige Nursing + Care and Elite Care Scotland is delighted that Ann Marie has been recognised for this prestigious award.

November 9th, 2018|

The Key to Maintaining Brain Health Late in Life

A Complex Organ When it comes to exploring the brain, it would seem that with each breakthrough the scientific community makes, new unprecedented questions arise. While this is certainly positive in that it allows research to become more focused, it also illuminates the fact that the brain is vastly and endlessly complex. In spite of all of its mysteries, one thing we do know is that the brain – like all of our organs – does indeed age. As we get older, the brain’s overall volume gradually decreases (at approximately 5% per decade after the age of 40), causing nerve [...]

July 20th, 2017|

Strokes: Signs, Rehabilitation, and Risk Reduction

What is a Stroke? When talking about strokes, many refer to what’s known as an ischemic stroke. Accounting for nearly 80% of all strokes, an ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel (leading to the brain) becomes blocked, cutting off blood flow to certain parts of the brain. An interruption of blood flow means that the brain no longer receives its required supply of oxygen, and after just a minute without oxygen and other essential nutrients, brain cells can begin to die. The other common type of stroke, known as a hemorrhagic stroke (which accounts for 20% of all strokes), [...]

July 13th, 2017|

Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A Growing Concern Based on year-over-year trends, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer, and approximately 26,730 deaths. One reason for its frequency in recent years is that life expectancy has increased – and paired with the fact that 80% of prostate cancer cases are found in men 65 years of age (or older), the correlation is relatively clear. While the root cause of prostate cancer may not be easily identifiable, the scientific community has come a long way in recent years in terms of understanding the role played by [...]

July 6th, 2017|

Food Allergies: Detection and Management for Seniors

What Are Food Allergies? In theory, it can be easy to confuse food intolerance for a food allergy. The former primarily involves the digestive system and its inability to properly break down certain foods. Food intolerance can cause everything from nausea to bloating and cramps. With food intolerance, you can generally consume small amounts of the food without causing much of a reaction. On the other hand, reactions from a food allergy can be much more serious, and contact with even trace amounts of offensive foods can be life-threatening. Food allergies (commonly linked to foods such as peanuts, shellfish, soy, [...]

June 29th, 2017|

Skin Cancer in Seniors: Development, Identification, and Risk Reduction

On the Surface and On the Rise Skin cancer is consistently reported to be the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting more than one million people every year – many of whom are 65 years of age or older. While many are aware of the three types of skin cancer – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma – the actual development of skin cancer may not be as well known. Below you will learn how skin cancer forms, the differences between the three types, and how your ageing loved ones can identify and reduce [...]

June 22nd, 2017|

Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

The Importance of Staying Active Staying physically active is important at every stage of our lives, but as we grow older, it becomes especially vital. Engaging in the recommended daily amount of moderate activity (at least 30 minutes) has numerous long-term benefits, but it can also improve overall health for those with certain conditions and disabilities. Conversely, a sedentary (or inactive) lifestyle can negatively affect physical and emotional well-being, and can potentially increase risk of injury or development of diseases. What Are Low-Impact Exercises? While it’s certainly no secret that physical activity is beneficial, many seniors may not know [...]

June 15th, 2017|