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Feb 19

1st

The Strain of Caring for Both Children & Older Relatives

It is not uncommon nowadays for parents to find themselves in a situation where they are caring not only for their own children, but who also have parents or older relatives who rely on them for care and support. Not only can this apply a huge amount of strain, leaving parents struggling to prioritise their … Continue reading

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Feb 19

1st

Should families pay care home ‘top-up’ fees?

Researching and then finding the ideal care home placement for your relative or loved one is not always a straightforward process. If your loved one has specific needs or personal requirements, the challenge is heightened. However the added layer of complexity comes in when your loved one cannot afford to pay or contribute towards their … Continue reading

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Feb 19

1st

Understanding the Benefits of Dementia Dolls

Dementia dolls are a widely used resource for those working with dementia sufferers. Typically a baby doll or a teddy bear, the doll is used to help those suffering with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia to continue having responsibilities, feel calm and have an element of structure in their day. Usage of Dementia Dolls … Continue reading

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Jan 19

31st

One Leading Piece of Advice to Protect the Brain from Dementia

Researchers from the U.S have revealed the results of their recent study around the link between physical activity and memory – specifically in terms of the memory loss experienced through Dementia. They believe that older adults who are more physically fit and active during their later life are shown to have much better thinking skills … Continue reading

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Dec 18

28th

The Effects Loneliness Can Have On Your Health

Loneliness can commonly make people feel miserable, but in some more extreme cases, can also lead to serious problems such as alcoholism, depression and malnutrition. Alcoholism As a result of loneliness, some people can turn to alcohol as a way to escape the feeling of loneliness or to help ease their pain. If you notice … Continue reading

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Dec 18

16th

Recognising the Signs of Swallowing Difficulties

Swallowing difficulties can be linked to getting older or may be a symptom of another health issue. Swallowing food and drink is something most people take for granted, as it’s part of your everyday life. If you begin to recognise the signs of swallowing difficulties in your relative or loved one, it is wise to … Continue reading

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Dec 18

12th

Spotting A Scam Aimed Towards Older People

Spotting a scam aimed towards older people is important to keeping one step ahead of scammers and keeping yourself safe. What is a Scam A scam is a scheme typically used by criminals who attempt or sometimes succeed in tricking people out of their money. Personal details such as your name, address, passwords, account numbers … Continue reading

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Dec 18

4th

The Importance of Having a Will

  When it comes to creating a will or organising a probate, a lot of us are unaware of what is involved. The importance of having a will is high but many people do not like the concept of speaking about losing their loved ones so this subject is often overlooked. Importance of Having a … Continue reading

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Nov 18

25th

What To Do If You Suspect Your Loved One Is Having A Stroke

  Suffering a stroke is a danger at any age, but your older parents and loved ones are often more at risk. It can be a terrifying time when your parent has a stroke. It is important to be well aware of the warning signs and risk factors of a stroke to help prevent permanent … Continue reading

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Nov 18

22nd

Importance of Keeping Warm in the Winter Months

Introduction As you grow older, it is likely you will feel colder than you did when you were younger. It is important to keep warm and know how to maintain your body temperature as the months are becoming colder. Contents 1. Five Tips to Avoid Becoming Cold 2. Why you Feel Cold More in Older … Continue reading

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