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Keeping Elderly People with Beloved Pets

It’s an emotional and upsetting decision facing a growing number of elderly people who are no longer able to look after themselves: what to do with a much-loved pet that is not permitted to join them where they to move …

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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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Combat elderly isolation this Christmas

Loneliness and social isolation is a reality for many older people all year round, but it is particularly prevalent at Christmas. At a time when friends and family are treasured and remembered, for those who have lost loved ones or …

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Exercise of the week: Strengtheners

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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Relocation for isolated older people

Our homes are more than just bricks and mortar: they are places that we invest copious amounts of time, money and energy into over a lifetime.  Furthermore, aside from physical possessions, our homes become filled with memories that can prove …

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Helping elderly to take medicine safely  

Many older people do not know how to take medicines safely and can often get confused. Here are a few handy tips to help: Keep a list Keep of list of medicines your older relative is given and what they …

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Exercise of the week: Step It Up and Knee Raises

  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 …

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myageingparent.com talks to BBC about inter-generational harmony at Christmas

We spoke to Mark Forrest about the stresses of keeping everyone happy and Christmas and in particular, how to make sure kids ad grandparents have an enjoyable time. Listen to our interview HERE (Thursday, December 4, interview starts at 1 hour47)

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Is your Will fully up-to-date?

Many of us have heard of or experienced firsthand the emotional rollercoaster of being plunged into a legal dispute when a family member passes away without a Will. 70% of Britain’s over 50s not having a valid and up-to-date Will, …

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Best ways to save money this Christmas

Whatever stage of life you’re at, the tendency is to stick to routine traditions at Christmas, from what time you eat Christmas dinner through to how you do your shopping. Whilst routines can take some of the stress out of …

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LinkAge: December Charity

Tackling loneliness and promoting positive lifestyles LinkAge is a Bristol charity that works with older people over 55 and local communities to facilitate inspiring social activities that enrich lives, reduce isolation and loneliness, and promote active participation. Our motto of …

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Exercise of the week: Seated Sprint and Tap and Clap

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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Difficulty of living with arthritis

The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and many people do not know the difference between the two. Arthritis affects more than 10 million people alone in the UK and so it is definitely an issue that needs …

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How to alleviate carer stress

Being a carer is tough and sometimes you really need to take a break, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Here are our top tips for alleviating your stress: Pick up the phone to a friend and have …

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Exercise of the week: leg swings and standing tall

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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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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