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Dementia is not a disease itself, but a term used to describe a group of symptoms that include; memory loss, confusion, mood changes, and difficulty with day-to-day tasks. These symptoms begin to appear when cells stop working properly in specific areas of the brain. There are several different types of dementia, with the most common cause being Alzheimer’s disease, but they all have the same result of reducing a person’s cognitive functions.
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Why Choose Live-In Care?

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
When it comes to choosing what kind of care you or your family member needs, you need to find a service that suits everyone. For people who want to avoid the possible stress of moving out of their home and want to remain in full control of all their decisions, then Live-In Caring may be the most suitable choice.
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How managed care can improve wellbeing

Monday, April 15th, 2019
As people get older and less mobile, it can lead to an ongoing loss in quality of life. This can manifest as depression, loss of appetite, stress and even cognitive decline. Understanding why your elderly relative or friend is finding it more difficult to cope is part of finding a solution that works for them as well as for family and friends.
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Why Choose Respite Care?

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Unless you look after yourself, how can you expect to look after others? Caregivers are possibly the least selfish people in the world. Looking after another human, 24 hours a day is probably as selfless as you can get.
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5 ways to combat loneliness in old age

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Did you know that 3.6 million older people in the UK live alone? Two million of these people are over the age of 75. As data shows and is the case, the loneliness of older people in the UK is continuing to rise.
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4 qualities that make a great carer

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
You may be trying to decide if a career in care is right for you. A job in this industry is very much a vocation and this is what will make you suited to this career. A strong desire and to be drawn to something like caring for others can’t be taught.
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The Benjamin Foundation www.benjaminfoundation.co.uk is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. They do...
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Kare Plus have a huge variety of services available depending on your needs. Whether full-time care is required, or if respite care is required every now and again, we have a team of specialist carers available to suit your needs. Here are the services that Kare Plus provides, and what each one of them entails.
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At Kare Plus, we are passionate about providing appropriate, person-centred care to our customers. All those who are cared for by Kare Plus have a personalised care plan to make sure that we are adhering to and fulfilling their needs.
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Age related memory loss vs dementia

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Most of us can think of a time where we couldn’t remember something. Many of us have lost keys or forgotten someone’s name. As this continues later in life we can sometimes wonder if these misplaced thoughts are something to worry about. It’s important to know the difference between forgetfulness that is inevitable and symptoms that may indicate a more serious cognitive problem.
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Managing Stress & Anxiety

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Many people get stressed from time to time, however as we age it can become harder to handle. Your fitness and lung capacity can deteriorate as you get older, and this can cause more stress and anxiety as it is harder for you to get around.
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Finding a position with Kare Plus

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Looking for a career in care? Unsure on where to start? This blog may just provide the help you need. At Kare Plus, we are often asked about the skills needed to begin a career in healthcare. If you’re interested in a homecare position, your previous background and skills aren’t as important as if you are interested in helping people within your community, then a career in healthcare could be for you. There are lots of routes into a career in this sector.
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