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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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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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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

If your Mum or Dad uses a wheelchair to get around, either all the time or occasionally, you will be used to them having to help them with a ‘transfer’.  Transferring from their armchair into the car back and back …

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Safety tips for older people

This great infographic gives a few, simple, quick tips on how to make a home safer for elderly residents.                                    Sunrise Senior Living manage 27 premium …

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Ask your parent to write a will

There are a number of important reasons to ask your parent to write a will. Two thirds of adults have not made a will. Many do not like to think about their own mortality or they assume that their partner …

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Find the best quality elderly care

Deciding on the right care home for a loved one is a daunting and time-consuming task.With so much information at your fingertips, it can be hard to make an objective, factually based decision. Now, searching for a care home has …

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Housing and Support Alliance: October Charity

H&SA wants to create more choice and control for people with learning disabilities over where they live and how they are supported.  It is a national charity and membership organisation working with people with learning disabilities, families, advocacy organisations, housing …

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Family websites to keep in touch

For many of us, family members are the ones that we can always depend on. They know all about us; our flaws, our successes, our heartbreaks and our happiest moments and that makes them love us even more. Family members …

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Helping Elderly Adjust to Nursing Home

Moving an ageing parent or loved one into a nursing home is never going to be an easy decision for anyone. However, for the sake of a parent’s general wellbeing, it is a decision which often has to be made. …

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Top tips to help older people to eat

Dental pain, an upset stomach, or a dry mouth can make eating difficult for older people and mean that mealtimes can feel more like a chore than a joy. Here are some of the most common eating problems which people …

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Yoga from the comfort of your chair

When you picture people practicing yoga, do you imagine impossibly supple, young people bent into all sorts of shapes no human should be able to get themselves into? If so, then you’d be surprised to hear that yoga can be …

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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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