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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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Aug 18

13th

Helping Your Loved One When They Lose Their Sight

Loss of sight is a difficult thing to come to terms with, leaving those affected devastated by the effect that it has on their lives. And that can have a profound effect upon other family members too as they try to come to terms with their loved one’s sensory impairment. In the UK alone, around … Continue reading

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Aug 18

6th

Coping With Sleep Deprivation In Older People

Most people have times when they experience sleep problems, but these can often become more apparent with ageing. Sleep patterns can change, and your loved one may have health conditions that affect their ability to get a good night’s sleep. Reasons for Sleeping Poorly If your parent complains of waking frequently during the night or … Continue reading

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Jul 18

23rd

Importance of Personal Hygiene

The importance of personal hygiene for older people cannot be over-emphasised. Your loved one will feel so much better when their teeth are clean and sparkling, when their hair is freshly washed and styled and when nails are neatly trimmed and filed. When it comes to older people personal hygiene can become increasingly difficult to … Continue reading

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Jul 18

16th

Useful Dressing Tips For Your Older Relative

The ageing process takes its toll on flexibility, which means that even apparently simple aspects of everyday life, such as getting dressed and undressed, become difficult. Stiff fingers that can’t cope with buttons and difficulty bending to pull on socks and shoes can become almost insurmountable problems, but with the help of our dressing tips … Continue reading

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