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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...

16th January 2018

Whether you're the generation that grew up with technology, or you're still struggling to get your head around it, more and more of us are finding ways to use tech to our advantage.

Though...

8th January 2018

If you've ever had a pet, you probably know the happiness a dog can bring you when it greets you at the door or a cat when it settles on your lap, but can animals offer more than just a smile? Are...

15th December 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are reminded of how important food can be for bringing people together. All around the country, people are counting down the days until all of...

8th December 2017

Christmas is a special time of year, when most people want to be surrounded by those they love the most. However, this isn't always possible to see your family due to various reasons.

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6th December 2017

Understanding what you need from a care or nursing home can help make the decision much easier. This can be a little more complicated if you're looking for someone else, as you need to make sure...

2nd December 2017

Deciding when additional care support is needed for your elderly parents is one of the most difficult decisions you will need to make. Not only is there the emotional side of helping them see the...

24th November 2017

Often when you walk into a room, you simply get a feeling of whether you like it or not. This may be down to the layout, colour or the amount of light, but this initial feeling can have a big...

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