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Oct 18

26th

4 Tips For Older Drivers

Older drivers can find it difficult with driving for a number of different reasons, so we have come up with a few tips for older drivers to feel more comfortable on the roads. Checking The Car If you are caring for or have an elderly relative that is experience difficulty with driving, they may feel … Continue reading

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Oct 18

16th

Tips For Taking Your Loved One On Day Trips And Holidays

Going on holiday with your loved one may seem like a great idea at first but there is more to taking your loved one on day trips and holidays than you may initially think. We have outlined a few areas which you need to consider when taking your loved one on a trip. Day Trips … Continue reading

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Oct 18

10th

Coping With Loneliness and Depression When Caring For Your Loved Ones

Coping with loneliness and depression when caring for your loved ones can be difficult, but talking to those who can provide support and advice can really provide you with the support you need at such difficult times. How to Overcome Loneliness Caring for someone is a responsibility that can easily take up a large portion … Continue reading

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Oct 18

6th

How To Cope With Bereavement

Coping with bereavement is a distressing time in anyone’s situation and people learn to deal with their own grief in their own individual ways. There is no right or wrong way to grieve for your loved ones and peoples experience of grief is unique to each person. It is important to know that no matter … Continue reading

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Sep 18

24th

Who Is Most Vulnerable To Heat-Related Illnesses?

With the hot weather that we’ve all been experiencing recently, it’s more important than ever to understand how to keep your elderly relative comfortably cool when the mercury rises. It might seem counter-productive to assume that anyone could suffer ill-effects from hot weather in this country, yet the recent spate of sunshine showed that it’s … Continue reading

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Sep 18

17th

Protecting Your Parent From Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United Kingdom and affects around half a million people aged 75 or over. However, there are numerous contributory factors which can help you in protecting your parent from heart disease. Quitting Smoking Smoking can damage the lining of a person’s arteries, which causes fatty … Continue reading

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Sep 18

10th

Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe

If you have a parent or parents who are living with dementia, you may be concerned about keeping your loved ones safe at home. Dementia can often be the cause of an older person wandering, and if you worry that they may be at risk of wandering away from home or in danger of injury … Continue reading

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Sep 18

3rd

Advice From Our Elders

With the idea of a ‘bucket list’ becoming increasingly popular these days, surveys have been conducted amongst residents of care homes to uncover what advice they would like to offer to other members of their families. We may not be accustomed in this day and age to seeking out advice from our elders, but who … Continue reading

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Aug 18

27th

Safe Lifting Advice When Caring For Your Loved One

Attempting to lift your loved one single-handed, whether that’s from a chair or a commode, is a recipe for disaster. Not only do you run the risk of losing your grip on your loved one, causing them to fall, but you also place a terrible strain on your own muscles, tendons and ligaments, with the … Continue reading

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Aug 18

20th

How To Stay Mobile In Later Life

As your loved ones grow older, they may tend to move around less, but it is actually important to help them keep mobile for as long as possible. Older people are less likely to sustain injuries when they have effective body movement skills. As far as you can, try to ensure that your older relatives … Continue reading

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