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Dementia Awareness Film Success

May 17, 2017 9:56 am

To mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017, Home Care Preferred have pledged to raise awareness regarding the condition. With the help of local production house Crooked House Films and two talented school children from Eversley Primary School, we have created a short educational film shedding light on the common misconceptions about dementia and pointing people to where they can find support and more information. The film went live on Monday evening (15th May) and received over 10,000 hits on Facebook in the first 24 hours! Dementia is a condition close to our hearts. Every day we support individuals and families who are living with the condition and many members of the Home Care Preferred team have also been touched by dementia in...

Product of the week

May 15, 2017 3:30 pm

Ultralight Triwalker with Bag & Basket This Tri-Wheel Ultra Lightweight Rollator is specially designed with large 7″ solid wheels for excellent manoeuvrability and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Supplied with arthritic friendly loop brakes and height adjustable handles, promote excellent posture whilst remaining comfortable for the user. The one hand folding function is easy to use and ensures this Tri-Wheel Ultra Lightweight Rollator folds to an extremely compact shape ideal for travelling and storage. Fitted with a carry pouch as standard, excellent keeping a user”s belongings safe and secure. This is the Red version of the Tri-Wheel Ultra Lightweight Walker. Also available in blue RRP £120.00 Our price £69.00 Please call Solly on 020 8364 3670 for...

Local school children donate their earnings to Alzheimer’s research as part of Dementia Awareness Week

May 14, 2017 5:11 pm

Last week, local child actors Jayda and Hassan last week starred in a short film commissioned by ourselves & produced by local production firm Crooked House Films. The film is being launched as part of the National Dementia Awareness Week (May 15th to 19th) and features the two children talking about dementia including interesting facts about the condition. The film ultimately points viewers to the charity Alzheimer’s Research. We decided to use local children to highlight the importance of education regarding the condition. Sadly the statistic show that the majority of the population will be affected by dementia in some way. Therefore it is essential that as a community we are equipped with the knowledge to become a dementia friendly...

Product of the Week Portland Riser Recliner

May 5, 2017 3:29 pm

Portland Riser Recliner Designed with comfort in mind, the Portland Riser Recliner features a memory foam seat and the dual motor mechanism enabling the user to find their perfect comfort position. Features Memory foam seat upholstery provides added comfort and helps distribute pressure for long periods in chair. Three tier waterfall back design provides extra comfort and support Two motors enable leg rest to be elevated / lowered and backrest to be reclined independently to give more flexible support options. Backrest can be positioned upright while leg rest is elevated, Excellent snooze position for supreme comfort and relaxation [image: tick icon]Quiet motors provide a smooth and discreet operation . In-built fail safe battery back-up system. Comes with a simple to...

Act FAST: Stroke Awareness Month 2017

May 2, 2017 2:04 pm

What is a stroke? A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. Without blood your brain cells can be damaged or die. This damage can have different effects, depending on where it happens in your brain. A stroke can affect the way your body works as well as how you think, feel and communicate. What are the different types of strokes? Ischaemic stroke – This is the most common type and when there is a blockage that cuts of blood to the brain. Haemorrhagic stroke – This is caused by a bleeding around the brain Transient ischaemic attack or TIA – also known as a mini-stroke. It is...