Sudoku your way to a Good Memory!

Getting sweaty at the gym or running around a tennis court are not the only ways to remain agile and keep the years at bay. In fact studies have proven that regularly doing sudoku or crosswords can be just as an important tool in the fight for eternal youth. Puzzles involving words and numbers are…

The Alzheimer’s Society

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. There is currently no cure for dementia and it can happen to anyone. The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity for people with dementia and their carers. The Alzheimer’s…

The Great Vitamin Debate

Not a week seems to go by when we’re not encouraged to take the latest ‘wonder supplement’ and it can be very confusing to know which vitamins our body may need help with in the form of supplements and which are a waste of money. Read on for our guide to when it may be…

New Year, New You

January 1st? Today quite possibly is the first day of the rest of your life. So start it off well. Here are 4 healthy resolutions to keep you feeling young and energised: 1. Exercise or start a new activity It doesn’t need to be draining and feel like work. Social activities such as yoga and…

Living with purpose

There are countless articles, studies and famous quote on the purpose of living and how purpose itself enriches your life and brings you happiness. To psychologists, “purpose reflects a commitment to broader life goals that helps organize your day to day activities”. Abstract in ways, purpose is a difficult quality to measure. Researchers rely on…

A chat a day keeps the doctor away


Feeling alone and being lonely are things we have all experienced. Reduced social contact, being alone, isolation and feelings of loneliness are associated with reduced quality of life. The lack of meaningful relationships and human contact can be devastating, with impacts ranging from depression to risk of early death. Perhaps surprisingly, social isolation and loneliness…

Fighting the Flu

There is no doubt that coming down with the flu can be a miserable experience and in some cases can cause serious health implications. Read on for our handy tips and hints to help you beat the flu and stay as healthy as you can in the run up to the festive season! Seasonal flu…

Some good news for our dinner plates!

Older people with memory problems can boost their brainpower with fish oil supplements, say researchers. Healthy people with mild memory deficits of events in their past life, so-called episodic memory, had improved recall after six months of treatment. A new overview says the omega-3 fatty acid DHA has most benefit for people with existing memory problems,…

winter

To Flu Jab or not to Flu Jab?

Choosing to have the influenza vaccination is probably one of the more effective preventative measures that you can take to protect yourself in the upcoming winter season. We look at the benefits to protecting yourself and how you can minimise the side effects that may occur. The flu vaccine is available for free on the…

Food Hygiene

It is compulsory for all carers at Carpenders Care Limited to undertake and complete the induction course before commencing any care duties. This will involve commitment and participation in ongoing set programmes. This programme explores the vital role home carers have in making sure that they prepare food that is safe to eat. It covers…