Coronavirus and The Elderly: Tips for Families

The Coronavirus pandemic is gathering pace, with cases reported in almost every country in the world, and entire nations temporarily shutting down in order to slow the spread of the disease. Here in the UK, the Government’s strong dictate of social distancing has been tantamount to an almost enforced ‘lockdown’, where our rights to leave …
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Tips for Helping Elderly Relatives to Stay Connected

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is beginning to gather pace in our communities. So we’re all doing our part to limit the spread of the illness as much as possible. For many of us, that means adopting practices known as ‘social distancing’ – including cancelling social events, staying away from pubs and restaurants, and postponing …
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Embrace your beauty lines: Beauty regimes for over 60s

We’ve been chasing beauty for a very, very long time. Cultures dating back to antiquity have been found to have featured beautification techniques (with varying results), however, in the last several centuries, we’ve been able to live a lot longer than was otherwise possible. Beauty waits for no-one! And so, consequently, arrives the question of …
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Keeping Fit After 60

As we get older, we inevitably find that it becomes more difficult to keep fit and healthy. Signs of ageing such as a loss of bone density, softer vision or problems with balance can make the idea of committing to keeping ourselves physically active seemingly insurmountable. The good news is that despite these obstacles, it’s …
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Considering a Care Home for someone with Dementia

Having to make the decision to move a loved one permanently into a  dementia care home can be complicated, contentious and deeply distressing. Many people find that, although full-time care may arguably be in someone’s best interests, it is often perceived as some sort of surrender or personal failing and something to be done when …
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The Best Ways to Keep Your Mind Young!

  As we get older, we often find that our minds and mental faculties are not as sharp as they once were. This can manifest in a wide variety of ways, such as taking a little longer to remember things, or being more forgetful in general. It may be that it seems more difficult to …
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Vitamin Health Benefits for the Elderly

Vitamin and Mineral intakes as part of a balanced diet are literally critical for health at all stages of life. As we get older, our bodies change as does our metabolism, kidney and liver function, and, partly as a consequence of that, our bodies find it more difficult to absorb vitamins in our food, as …
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How to Combat Elderly Loneliness

Loneliness, and the causes of loneliness in our later years is a somewhat depressing thing to think about, but as you read these words more than 3.6 million older people are living alone1, and over 2 million of those are over 75 years of age. It is a sad reality of life that as we …
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Getting Help from Government & Local Services for Elderly Care

For the 5.4 million people who provide unpaid care for a friend or family member1, which can involve anything from dementia care, to close personal care (for those unable to bathe or toilet themselves), and everything in-between – getting help from your local authority or NHS trust can be confusing at best, and soul-destroying at …
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Daily Exercise for Older People

Retirement is a time to relax, and indulge in leisure, hobbies, and do all the things you never had time for in earlier years of life. However, ironically, the very same years in our lives when we can indulge, can also quite often be the same years where we are unable to do so due to …
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