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Christmas hamper

The latest issue of Care & Nursing Essentials is now live on our website!

Issue 96 takes an in-depth look at how Brexit will affect care sector recruitment with Stephen Wilson (CEO and co-founder of recruitment platform Novacare), we also focus on dementia care and training for staff – as more and more people are diagnosed in later life, there is some catching up to be done across the care sector regarding awareness and adapting practice.

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Balmonds Skincare Bundle

Award-winning natural skincare brand, Balmonds, was founded by a mother desperate to find an emollient that didn’t sting for her baby daughter with eczema. Everything she was offered from pharmacists, GPs or dermatologists stung Lula Balmond’s sensitive skin; aqueous creams were particularly traumatic, but even anhydrous paraffin-based ointments contained synthetic ingredients she reacted to.

In the end, Natalie Balmonds gave up and made a basic traditional ointment herself. That ointment, made with organic oils, herbal tinctures and beeswax, worked so well to calm down Lula’s inflamed skin, that Natalie started making it for friends and family, and eventually founded a company to share it with the thousands of eczema-sufferers who were also in need of a safe, effective, non-stinging cream for sore skin.

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Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing by Danuta Lipinska Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias by Jackie Pool dementia books from Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Thanks to Jessica Kingsley Publishers we have four books to give away as part of a dementia books package, worth the total of over £75.

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The Now Just Press Play DVD

We are Gill and Marilyn and since 2012 our mission has been to create outstanding activities for older people in care and at home. 

From our first hand experiences with our own families we understand how challenging it can be to offer engaging and stimulating activities to older adults, including those living with dementia. So, drawing on our rewarding careers in primary and secondary education, we began to create and deliver activity sessions for professional care settings. 

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Win a Supra C500 KeySafe™!

You never have to worry about forgetting your keys again thanks to The Key Safe Company’s Supra C500 KeySafe™, which can store up to six keys and we’re giving one lucky person the chance to win their very own.

The leading mechanical secure key box provides a secure method of externally storing keys to the exterior of a property and is accessed by correctly entering the set code via the mechanical keypad. The product offers peace of mind for homeowners in a variety of circumstances.

The police accredited C500 KeySafe™ has undergone rigorous tests devised by security experts, who concluded that it is as attack resistant as a domestic front door.

For your chance to win a Supra C500, simply tell us how many keys a Supra C500 KeySafe™ stores?

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A Girl Behind Dark Glasses

Win this bitterly painful, moving but ultimately inspiring story about one girl’s battle against severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E) in Care & Nursing Essential’s competition.

Jessica Taylor-Bearman shares her inner-most thoughts and real-time emotions – adapted from her diary growing up as a teenager in South-East England – as she experiences the terrifying discovery that, aged 15, instead of partying, studying and socialising, she would rapidly become bed-ridden, ultimately unable to move, speak, eat...

Despite the odds, Jessica never gave up. Her dream was to become an author, to be able to marry, leave the hospital, enjoy life. 

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jkp dementia books

Jessica Kingsley Publishers' dedicated Alzheimer's and dementia team have kindly given four books for one lucky Care & Nursing Essentials reader to win.

The package consists of the following titles:

The Economics of Therapy: Caring for Clients, Colleagues, Commissioners and Cash-Flow in the Creative Arts Therapies - Edited by Daniel Thomas and Vicky Abad, Foreword by Brynjulf Stige

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Woman doctor with tablet

Or is it just another bump along the rocky road of innovation?

There seems to be a new solution every day; wearables, assistive technologies, apps and IoT; to support daily needs, monitor wellbeing and maintain remote engagement, to provide entertainment and family engagement.

One of these, RemindMeCare provides software for tablets that enables enhanced person-centred care delivery and carer and family connectivity, from care in the community to live-in, housing, residential and ward care. Now, working with Alexa, its founders, Simon Hooper and Etienne Abrahams, believe that voice tech has the potential to be a game changer - one that will achieve the engagement with the person cared for, whether elderly, with dementia or with cognitive impairment, that has so often been missing with previous innovation.