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Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Starting Now

The World Health Organization has stated that the UK has one of the highest rates of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the world. It’s also the leading cause of death worldwide, so securing the health of your heart is not something …

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Beware Pension Scams

Pension scams are on the increase in the UK. ‘One-off pension investments’, ‘pension loans’ or upfront cash offers are being used to part savers from their money. Read this guide to find out how to spot pension scams. What is …

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Internet security for the elderly

Internet security is one of the great invisible challenges of our age. National spy agencies and even armies pour millions into dealing with a multitude of online security challenges from governments, scammers, criminals and malicious computer geeks. Not surprisingly, this …

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Housing people with learning disabilities

What are the key issues? Issues faced by older people with learning disabilities are similar to the issues we all face when we age: Reduced mobility means that sometimes the physical environment needs to adapt or change  If we need …

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Reducing Online Risks for Elderly

Recent statistics from Ofcom show that the number of people aged 65 and over accessing the internet has risen by more than a quarter in the past year. This has been driven by a three-fold increase in the use of …

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Chat rooms for older people

A chat room allows you to speak with other people via your computer or laptop and can be a great way for older people to make friends and explore interests and hobbies. The ‘speaking’  is usually done by typing your …

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Age UK: September Charity

Age UK is a charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. The over 60s are the fastest growing group in society, with more people over 60 than under 18, and the number of people over 85 …

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What’s new in savings?

Here’s a round up of the latest developments in savings options: Premium bonds – The cap on investments in Premium Bonds was lifted for the first time since 2003, from £30,000 per person to £40,000, and will rise again in …

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Why you should love later life

Last year, Lord Filkin chaired a Select Committee in the House of Lords, and produced a report Ready for Ageing?   Surveying a range of public services and support used by older people and looking ahead to the future, the headline …

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Evolution of Hearing Aids

Read our fascinating history on the evolution of the hearing aid   Bluebird Care

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Caring from a distance: personal account

We happily go about our everyday lives thinking of ourselves as invulnerable. That is until something happens to us or a loved one which forces us to completely change our perspective. I have now reached a stage in life where, …

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Tax Help for Older People: August Charity

The ‘Tax Help for Older People’ service is run by the charity ‘Tax Volunteers’ to provide free, impartial, professional tax help, advocacy and advice to those over 60 (or retired) with an annual net income of less than £20,000 p.a. …

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Home reversion plans for older people

If you’re over 65, own your home and need to fund your long-term care, you may be considering a home reversion plan. Here’s how they work and some pros and cons to consider. You should always get independent financial advice …

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Benefits of Home Automation for Older People

In today’s technologically driven world, there are many emerging technologies, which enable older people to live comfortably and safely with minimal assistance from others. Whether a person is living in a nursing facility or at home, monitoring devices can be …

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