Tackling isolation and loneliness in older people

Isolation among older generations is alarmingly common. As many as 40% of older people still living in their own homes report feelings of loneliness and boredom. This is upsetting on an emotional level, but social isolation also has a physical impact, significantly increasing the risk of poor health in older people. Numerous health problems are […]

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  • May 10, 2019

Reducing the risk of falls for older people

Reducing the risk of falls for older people Falls are the number one reason that people are taken to A&E hospital departments. Most falls don’t cause serious injury but can leave you feeling distressed, and over the long term can lead to a loss of self-confidence and independence.What causes falls in the elderly? As we grow older, […]

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  • March 21, 2019
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Reminiscence TV for a relaxed Christmas

Reminiscence TV for a relaxed Christmas Repeats on the telly are a long standing joke in most households over the Christmas period as the same old classics are re-hashed year on year. But if you’re going to be spending time this Christmas with an older relative or friend, these old favourites may just prove a […]

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  • December 13, 2018
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Respite care can be a life saver for family carers

Respite care can be a life saver for family carersStress is one of those things that tends to creep up on you. If you’re caring for a loved one, be it your Mum, Dad, spouse or other family member, you’ll be having to juggle a lot of commitments, and with that comes stress. You may […]

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Preventing elderly isolation due to hearing loss

​By far the most common cause of hearing loss is ageing, with three quarters of deaf people being over the age of 60. Often this hearing loss comes on gradually, and sadly, many older people simply ignore the symptoms, or view them as a natural part of ageing about which nothing can be done.The impact […]

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