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'Fuel poverty' remains a worry for many elderly people

The British summertime may be fading and, although the harshest winter months have yet to hit the country, temperatures are already beginning to drop. While some people enjoy the crisp air of brisk autumnal mornings, many older people associate the onset of autumn with the higher heating bills of winter. Elderly people are at particular risk of "fuel poverty" - the inability to pay for adequate heat during the winter - and this can pose a serious risk to their heath.

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Coping with a diagnosis of dementia

Many older people struggle to come to terms with the fact that their memory isn't what it used to be, but coping with an official diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be very challenging.

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What would be your perfect nursing home?

If you're considering moving into an assisted living community, you might be thinking about what qualities you want your care home to have.

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The history behind Sunrise of Frognal House

Our very first assisted living community in the U.K. was Sunrise of Frognal House. In addition to being one of our most elegant and stylish nursing homes, this remarkable building is steeped in history and played a central role in the development of the Sidcup area.

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Does someone you know need specialised dementia care?

Coping with the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia can be extraordinarily difficult for caregivers. Watching helplessly as someone you know begins to lose their precious memories can push families to the breaking point, and sometimes, it can seem as though there is nowhere to turn. At Sunrise care and nursing homes, we understand how difficult it can be to determine whether an ageing relative needs specialised dementia care.

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Autumn activities for care home residents

If your elderly parent or loved one is a resident of Sunrise nursing homes, you'll find our properties are located within easy reach of many of Great Britain's most beautiful scenery, making daytrips with your ageing relative an excellent way to enjoy the great outdoors and spend some time together.

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Getting a pet could be good for your health

If you're feeling low or have been diagnosed with depression, another alternative might help that you may not have considered - becoming a pet owner.

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'Gatsby' star supports Alzheimer's Society

When it comes to raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a little star power can go a long way. Actress Carey Mulligan dazzled audiences the world over in Baz Luhrmann's star-studded adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," and she recently embarked on a charity fundraising event to support the Alzheimer's Society.

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