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23rd May 2018

It has often been said that laughter is the best medicine, but is there any truth behind this old saying?

There has been a variety of research conducted on the physical and mental health...

15th May 2018

As May 19th approaches, people across the UK and around the world are looking eagerly towards Buckingham Palace for the latest surrounding Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding.

How Harry Met...
9th May 2018

The internet has changed our lives. From making it possible to video message someone at the other side of the world to being able to answer questions on the spot, the benefits seem endless.

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1st May 2018

Sometimes it can feel like we've lost of our love of the great outdoors. Screens now dominate the lives of many families, meaning they end up spending most of their time inside instead of...

25th April 2018

Barchester recognises the special impact that all our volunteers have on the lives of the people who live in our homes and hospitals. 

Volunteers work alongside paid staff but the role...

18th April 2018

Figures from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that people find choosing the right care home more stressful than making decisions about their children's school or nursery. Although this may...

10th April 2018

Knowing how to adapt your role in your parents' lives as they age can be a challenging balancing act. They probably spent most of your childhood and young adulthood guiding you to make the best...

3rd April 2018

With National Scrabble Day (April 13th) approaching, here at Barchester we’re dusting off our letter boards and dusting off the dice to celebrate the mental and social benefits of playing board...

28th March 2018

Staying mentally and physically healthy as we age is incredibly important. Our bodies change as we get older so what may be a perfectly suitable diet in our 50s may not necessarily be suitable...

20th March 2018

Choosing the right care home can be difficult, but for many people it's just as challenging - if not more so - to start the conversation with your loved one.

For a lot of elderly people,...

13th March 2018

As we age, it can be more difficult to stay hydrated, as our bodies retain less water, and the signs of dehydration are also often milder, meaning we may not feel thirsty until we are...

6th March 2018

Mother's Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of...

28th February 2018

Socialising is an important part of any individual's life, and feeling connected to others can make an individual feel as though they have a support network they can turn to if they ever need it....

20th February 2018

We all know how important it is to stay active, especially as we get older, but this can be much more difficult when the weather turns colder.

With the dark nights and plummeting...

13th February 2018

Being young and in love is often romanticised on television and in film, but relationships are perhaps even more important as we get older. People often overlook the elderly when they think of...

6th February 2018

Unless you've had to go through the process, you're unlikely to know what a Power of Attorney is, and even less likely to understand when you might need it.

Like wills, care preferences...

30th January 2018

With the indulgence and excess of Christmas and the festive season behind us, personal changes to health and wellbeing begin again with a fresh start. Decisions on self-improvement and lifestyle...

23rd January 2018

Technology has already changed the lives of most people over the past couple of decades, but how will it continue? With technology constantly evolving, it's almost impossible to predict what the...

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