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Progression of frailty

Progression of frailty

We often use this chart to explain the context of Howz. Someone in the audience at a conference asked us to put it on our website so that others could use it (if you do please mention us!) The idea is that it is the progression of frailty that is related to the loss...

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The Importance of Routine

The Importance of Routine

Helen Rushton our Occupational Therapist shares her insights into daily routine. Our daily routines are important not only for our own feelings of wellbeing, but can also be instrumental in establishing what a person is able to do and what they want or need to do....

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12th sign @ Christmas

12th sign @ Christmas

Looking like your relative may have been burning the candle at both ends? Are they struggling to get to sleep, or are they getting up more during the night? Are they feeling more tired during the day? Whilst it is common to sleep less at night as we get older, it is...

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11th sign @ Christmas

11th sign @ Christmas

Was the house looking Christmas ready? Look around their home to see if they are managing to keep it as clean and orderly as they used to. Is the house warm enough, are they using all the rooms they once did, or are some shut off? This can be an indicator of physical...

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