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The Joy of Caring for Others

As we grow older, we start to witness the unfortunate and often distressing decline of our parents’ health.  They aren’t as active as they once were, or maybe their memory isn’t as good as it once was. So we start …

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Roundabout: March Charity

Roundabout’s motto is “Turning Lives Around” and we do, running dramatherapy projects with people of all ages and abilities across London. We work with individuals and groups, using verbal and non-verbal techniques and a wide range of theatrical and dramatic …

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How to buy a used mobility scooter

You can now buy a perfectly good used mobility scooter for £150 to £250 on Ebay or Gumtree. There is a market now, similar to that for used cars, with thousands of them for sale. This means far more people can …

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Do alarm pendants really work?

Alarm pendants are small button alarms that are worn around the neck, or on the wrist, and can be activated by the wearer in case of an emergency. They work by connecting remotely to a box, which is fixed to the …

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Diagnosing and treating dementia

Although dementia is a relatively common disease, it is not an inevitable part of growing old. According to Dementia UK, the condition affects 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 years, rising to 1 in 6 people over …

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“Go Green” with Your Older Loved Ones

Many environmental endeavours to ‘go green’ are aimed at families and younger individuals, but in a time when money and resources are scarce, it makes sense to include everyone in your conservation efforts. Carers look after a generation famous for …

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Top tips to combat incontinence

Whether incontinence is a problem for you, or a worry for your parent, it is a very sensitive issue.  It can be difficult to talk about and there is unfortunately still a stigma associated with it.  This has stopped people …

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All you need know about hip replacements

A hip replacement operation replaces a worn hip, often caused by arthritis, or sometimes due to an injury. A worn hip means that the bones rub together and cause considerable pain. A replacement will remove this bone and replace it with …

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How to combat the signs of ageing

We all want to know how to combat ageing Growing older is something that happens to us all, wrinkles start to appear and parts of our bodies begin to sag. No matter how old we feel, we can’t stop our …

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How to get help paying for care home fees

If you’re wondering how you can get help with your care home fees, this helpful guide will outline your options Are you eligible for local authority care or NHS Continuing Care? If you’re disabled, elderly or have a long-term health …

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How to manage penalty for late tax return

If you have filed your return and paid your tax you are fine. However those who are less organised, or are unable to submit their tax return on time and so are going to file a late tax return, you …

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Music in Hospitals : February Charity

Music in Hospitals aims to provide unforgettable live music experiences for the enjoyment and therapeutic well-being of older people isolated by ill-health, disability or a loss of independence. Music in Hospitals (MiH) was established in 1948 to provide concerts in hospitals for …

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What are the biggest issues affecting carers?

We discuss some of the biggest issues affecting carers and what you can do about them. Plan ahead As a carer ,think of what adaptations might help your parent move into your home more comfortably for all of you and also think about …

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Live Music Improves Wellbeing in Older People

Live music is something that we can all enjoy and connect with. It can reach older people who are no longer able communicate through traditional means. It improves well-being as it releases endorphins and makes you feel happy. We all have …

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All you need to know about knee replacements

Why might you need a knee replacement? Knee replacement normally becomes necessary due to damage and arthritis within the knee, which causes significant pain and restricts mobility severely. You can read more about arthritis HERE. If your quality of life …

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8 tips for retiring abroad

For many, retiring to settle down in a place with warmer weather, different scenery and a change in lifestyle is an appealing prospect. But there are many things to consider to help ensure a smooth transition.With six million British nationals planning …

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