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Find trusted tradesmen for elderly

It’s difficult to find tradespeople you can trust and it’s even more of a worry when an older, vulnerable person needs help. That’s why the government have set up TrustMark. What should you look for when hiring a tradesman? 1. …

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Managing pain in older people

It is thought that pain in the elderly population often goes under reported due to stoicism. Older people tend to ‘put up’ with severe discomfort and pain, because they don’t want to be ‘a nuisance’. Unfortunately not addressing pain can …

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Managing the New Pension Flexibility

Changes introduced from 6 April 2015 allow people the flexibility to access their pension savings more freely and easily than before. In fact, you can use them rather like a bank account. If you would like more information on the …

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week

Rudeness and hostility blight lives of 69,000 with Parkinson’s Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s. It affects 127,000 people in the UK – which is around one in 500 of the population. Parkinson’s is a …

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How to Improve Health Care Outcomes

The importance of working together The responsibility to maintain and improve our health care outcomes lies not only with central Government, the NHS and local authorities but also with ourselves as individuals. The Government wants everybody who uses both health …

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Top museums for fun days out

Museums offer something for everyone… history, education, workshops usually, a decent tea shop. They are a great way for familes to enjoy a day out together……grandparents, parents and the kids Here is our round-up of the best museums for fun days …

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Holiday options for older people

Everyone needs a break from the usual routine and that includes your retired older parents too. A change of scene, the chance to revisit special places with treasured memories, or explore somewhere new can really lift their mood and give …

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Personal Allowance – Is It A Giveaway?

New legislation on personal allowances From the 6th of April 2015  married couples and civil partners can transfer a fixed amount of 10% (for 2015/16, £1060) of the standard personal allowance to their spouse or partner. It will be known as …

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Historical fun days out

Stately homes, castles and other historical sites offer something for everyone…great gardens, fine houses, history and usually, a decent tea shop. They are a great way for families to enjoy a day out together……grandparents, parents and the kids Here is …

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Dimbleby Cancer Care: April Charity

We are proud to support Dimbleby Cancer Care as our charity for April. Dimbleby Cancer Care was set up in 1966 in memory of broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London.It is a small but …

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How to spot and challenge elder abuse

It is estimated that over 500,000 older people are abused in the UK every year. Elder abuse causes severe humiliation, suffering, and emotional scars to already vulnerable people nearing the end of their lives. The victims are primarily women over …

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Top foods to alleviate pain of arthritis

Arthritis, both rheumatoid and osteo, is an extremely painful disease, which causes joints to swell and become stiff. Some studies have suggested that certain foods can help to alleviate the pain of arthritis. Oily fish has inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, so try to …

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TICK TOCK TEST your smoke alarms

Test your older parent’s smoke alarm before it’s too late Smoke is responsible for over half of all deaths in accidental fires in the home and statistics show that people aged 65 or above are most at risk.   Pledge …

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Buying right shoes prevents elderly falls

Falls in older people are frequent and can lead to serious fractures, joint replacements and other injuries. It can even affect their long-term mobility. Wearing the right shoes, however, can make an enormous difference, as they can provide stability and …

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Supporting Grown Children Affects Savings

Parents across the United Kingdom are having to use their savings to financially support their grown children, a recent study has found and this is affecting parents’ savings. With the cost of living constantly increasing, many who have already moved …

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Top ten tips for a healthy brain

Keeping your brain active and healthy is as important as keeping your body fit through exercise. Here are our top ten tips: Challenge yourself: Face your fears by learning a new skill or learn a new language….. just give it a try! …

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What is live-in homecare?

When it comes to caring for an elderly parent, we all want to ensure they are happy, healthy, and able to enjoy later life as much as possible. If one of your parents is no longer able to care for …

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