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Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 16:27

As we get older, we all struggle with the occasional “senior moment” where we forget something that we know is locked somewhere within our brains. It is believed that our brain is so powerful they...

Tuesday, 23 August, 2016 - 16:02

As we get older it can be more difficult to do the same sort of exercise we did when we were younger.   Long runs and gymnastics might be lots of fun but dodgy knees and arthritis might start to...

Tuesday, 16 August, 2016 - 15:57

Sugar, especially refined sugar can have a negative effect on your health. 

Eating sugar is something that most of us do on a daily basis.  Whether it’s a cup of tea with a spoon or two of...

Tuesday, 9 August, 2016 - 15:53

The care of someone living with Alzheimer’s has heavy demands and peculiarities, especially when the disease is at an advanced stage.

People who care for those living with Alzheimer’s...

Wednesday, 3 August, 2016 - 15:44

We have put together a list of 5 day trips across the UK that are great for you to take your elderly relative on.

Southern England | Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, West Sussex

The...

Friday, 29 July, 2016 - 15:18

Gardening is a great activity for those later in life as it can have many health benefits and is a great therapeutic activity. Gardening equipment and tools can be used to make an...

Monday, 25 July, 2016 - 15:10

Television in the past has received many critics but a recent study conducted by Professor June Andrews of Stirling University shows that people affected by dementia can benefit from...

Friday, 22 July, 2016 - 14:57

Preventing falls in your home is far easier than you may think and by making some simple changes to your home and doing exercise to improve your strength and balance you can make a big difference...

Saturday, 16 July, 2016 - 14:49

Driving can be very difficult for all ages so it is no surprise that as you progress through life it becomes more challenging. The first step is recognising that it is necessary to take extra...

Monday, 11 July, 2016 - 09:42

Summer has finally begun and we couldn’t be happier about it. At last we have some warm sunrays on our faces and the option of spending more time enjoying the outdoors. But there is also a hidden...

Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 17:06

Being a family carer for a loved one can be challenging and very demanding at times. If you, a friend or a family member is a family carer then you should consider following these tips to help...

Friday, 24 June, 2016 - 17:00

Getting back into a social circle after you have been out of one for quite a while due to various reasons can be hard and at times stressful. Today we will take you 5 ways to get back out there...

Tuesday, 21 June, 2016 - 16:57

Music is a true wonder when it comes to exploring what effects it can have on the human brain, especially for those affected by dementia. Music can help talk and communicate more effectively....

Friday, 17 June, 2016 - 16:53

The truth of the matter is that as we get older, our cognitive skills start to decline. However it’s never too late to try and improve your memory and keep your brain healthy by following a few...

Wednesday, 15 June, 2016 - 16:48

Salt is one of the most damaging substances our bodies can face as it affects multiple organs spread throughout our body. Our kidneys, brain, arteries and hearts are at risk if your intake is...

Sunday, 12 June, 2016 - 16:43

Having a poor diet can exacerbate many serious health conditions, and a poor diet can cause many others – for example, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes can all be triggered by a poor...

Wednesday, 8 June, 2016 - 16:40

Downsizing is an inevitable part of moving house, but for older people it can be particularly difficult. Getting rid of items that have been acquired over a lifetime can be seen as letting go of...

Monday, 6 June, 2016 - 16:31

When it comes to getting your first tablet – iPad or otherwise – it can be a hard task trying to find what apps you need to download. What are essential, and will they work for me?

Fear not...

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