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Older people should wear seatbelts

Wearing a seat belt has been compulsory since 1983, however a recent study conducted by ICM uncovered that 1 in 20 drivers don’t always wear one. People aged between 25 and 34 were the age group least likely to wear …

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Report reveals need to plan for elderly care

A new report, backed by Esther Rantzen and the Patients Association, has identified the care choice gap that exists between the type of care people want and the care they think they may end up receiving in their old age. …

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10 fun tips for grandparents at Christmas

Christmas is a great time for families getting together and different generations bonding over wonderful traditions. However, for the generations with the biggest age gap it can be difficult to find common ground and for them to find an activity …

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Rheumatoid vs Osteoarthritis

What is the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and what can you do to alleviate your symptoms as a sufferer?  

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What to consider before buying stair lifts

As people age, what used to be simple tasks such as walking up stairs become a torturous task, especially for those who suffer from aching joints and other pain. The fact that falling down stairs is still a common cause …

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Exercise of the week: Circling and Side Turns

If exercise were a drug it would be hailed as a miracle! The benefits are truly amazing – especially as we age. Keeping active can help us ward off heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and some cancers; it can help us …

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Your chance to win a free copy of ‘Stay Fit For Life’

Your chance to win a free copy of  ‘STAY FIT FOR LIFE’  by Move It Or Lose It  when you register with                                 PLUS a unique oppotunity to buy’STAY …

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Are money worries affecting your health?

Money worries can be very stressful and can affect your health. Take our test below to see if your health is being affected

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What should you know about Funeral Etiquette

When a family member or close friend passes away, it is an emotional and stressful period of time for everyone involved and when it comes to the deceased’s funeral, people often worry about what to wear and what will be …

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Sightsavers: November Charity

Sightsavers was founded in 1950 by John Wilson. Following a tragic accident that left John blind at the age of 12, he dedicated his life to establishing a non-government organisation to address the prevention of blindness, and provide rehabilitation of …

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Having Fun Online Later in Life

Modern technology offers many conveniences for older people, whether it is automation for assisted living, Telecare, or any of the modern tools for counteracting dementia. But, for all of the ways that technology can enrich their lives, older people should …

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Why your older parent should get a flu jab

Flu can be fatal Many people assume that getting flu is just like getting a bad cold, but in actuality, it is so much worse. Flu can be severe, with high fever, chills, headaches and sore muscles and often confines people …

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Urinary Tract Infections in Elderly

Urinary tract infections (UTI) can be painful and can lead to serious health problems such as acute or chronic kidney infections, which could permanently damage the kidneys and even lead to kidney failure and are a leading cause of sepsis, a …

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New processes for bereavement and tax

There can be a mountain of paperwork to deal with after a bereavement, and everyday matters like dealing with banks, council departments and utility companies can become overwhelming. One area which needs attention in the majority of bereavements is tax.  …

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