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Aug 19

25th

What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. This means that people suffering with dysphagia take more time or have problems swallowing certain foods and liquids, while others can’t swallow at all. It may also be associated with pain and in some cases, swallowing may be impossible due to the pain.  Signs Of Dysphagia Signs … Continue reading

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Aug 19

20th

Simple Ways To Improve Your Memory As You Get Older

Having a bad memory is not exclusive to people with medical conditions. It can affect us all and is frustrating at the best of times. At times, we have all experienced busy minds that feel overwhelmed by information, and a lack of patience and attention span. Whether you are an elderly person living with dementia, … Continue reading

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Aug 19

15th

Top Tips To Reduce Anxiety As We Get Older

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their lives. It can creep in at any moment, often when you least expect it. In many situations, feeling anxious is perfectly normal – if you’re taking a driving test, or having a medical procedure. However, people can experience very different levels of anxiety and stress, and find … Continue reading

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Aug 19

10th

Natural Remedies To Help Prevent Incontinence In Older Age

Incontinence affects millions of people across the UK and although attitudes are changing, it is still considered to be somewhat of an embarrassing condition. While people of all ages can have problems controlling their bladder or bowels, incontinence is more common in older people, especially women. This can have a real impact on your loved … Continue reading

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Aug 19

9th

Visiting A Care Home – How To Make The Most Out Of Your Visit

  If you have a loved one in a care home it can often be hard or uncomfortable to visit. It can be common to feel worried about visiting someone, especially if they have dementia as you may not know how they will react to your presence.  Or perhaps you worry that you’ll feel helpless … Continue reading

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Aug 19

9th

Teeth and Aging: How To Keep A Healthy Smile As You Get Older

At any age dental health is very important and can often be overlooked. As we mature into later life some individuals may begin to neglect their dental hygiene and health. Perhaps they might think ‘what’s the point’ or ‘it’s too late to do anything now’. However, this is far from the truth. Good dental health … Continue reading

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Aug 19

9th

The Importance Of Social Interaction For Older People

  As we get older it can be quite common for individuals to drop out of social circles. This can be due to a number of reasons, such as a bout of ill health, family relocation or life long friends parting. However, it’s important to maintain a social life for both your physical and mental … Continue reading

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Aug 19

9th

Dementia: The Lifestyle Changes That Could Help Lower Your Risk

  What the study tested and found A research study of nearly 200,000 people conducted by a team at the University of Exeter has found that people’s risk of developing dementia can be reduced by up to a third if they follow a healthy lifestyle. The researchers gave individuals a healthy lifestyle score based on … Continue reading

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Jul 19

1st

What Is A Memory Clinic?

A memory clinic, or memory service, is a specialist centre where people can go to have problems with their memory tested. They are staffed by specialists that can perform further diagnosis and run more detailed memory tests than your local GP. They can also provide additional support to people already living with memory problems. In … Continue reading

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Jul 19

1st

Strokes: Signs, Treatments and Prevention

People in the UK are now living longer than ever before – a major achievement that has been driven by advancements in both modern science and healthcare. Within the next 30 years, the population of people over the age of 60 in the UK is predicted to surpass the number of those beneath it, making … Continue reading

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