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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Taking Care of Elderly Relatives during Hot Weather

In the UK we have a notorious climate. Internationally, our climate is often thought to be too wet and cold, and, while it sometimes is exactly that, we have had our fair share of record-breaking high temperatures, with an air temperature of almost 40o C being recorded in Kent earlier in the year. During heatwaves

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Caring for Carers

Carers are an absolutely instrumental part of our society. The work they undertake to care for loved ones saves lives, improves quality of life for those in need, and helps lessen the blow of disabling and terminal illness. Today, almost 6.5 million people are carers1, which equates to one in eight adults in the UK.

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Spotting the First Signs of Dementia

Around 850,0001 people across the UK are living with dementia right now. If you’re reading this a few months or even a year from now – that number will have increased significantly. Of course, the disease doesn’t only affect those suffering from the condition – but their families and close friends as well. 24.6 million2

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Benefits of Meditation for Elderly People

Meditation has been shown to have beneficial effects on people of all ages and walks of life, from stressed office workers to frantically revising teenagers, so it is not surprising to know that it can also be useful for elderly people, whether they are living at home or in a residential care home for the

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How to Spot Signs of Stress

As we age, the types of stressors in our lives change. Older people may no longer need to worry about problems at work or paying the mortgage. Instead they experience new stressors such as losing friends and loved ones, changes in their mental and/or physical abilities, and how best to fill the empty space of

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Nutrition with Elderly Residents

As we get older, our nutrition needs can change, thanks to a decrease in muscle mass and often a decrease in activity too. This not does mean that an elderly person no longer needs to care about their food intake, as so many do, and think that they can comfortably get by on toast and

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