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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
25th January 2017
Elderly people who fracture their hip have been found to increase their risk of dying within a year nearly threefold, new research suggests. Problems in the wake of surgery, pneumonia and blood clots are among the issues, while the broken hip can result in increased frailty. Nearly 65,000 people in Britain break their hip each year, which led to the study being carried out by University College...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
24th January 2017
While many activities can be difficult for elderly people with joint pain, scientists have discovered that doing yoga in a chair could be beneficial. Researchers in Florida carried out an eight-week programme to explore the idea for treatment in osteoarthritis sufferers. The test subjects were people with problems in their lower extremities, including the hip, knee, ankle and foot. Such issues...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
16th January 2017
People are being advised to avoid coffee in the afternoons as they get older, in a bid to help them sleep. Experts believe that over-50s are especially susceptible to the effects of caffeine, hindering a good night’s sleep and therefore preventing the mind from being as sharp as it could be. The charity Age UK has acknowledged that sleeping can become harder as ageing sets in, but seven to eight...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
12th January 2017
Learning to play an instrument could help to stop the signs of ageing in the brain, a new study has found. Those who are able to play the piano, guitar or drums have better reaction times as they get older in comparison to non-musicians. This is according to research carried out by scientists at the University of Montreal in Canada, who investigated the negative effects of ageing on the brain and...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
6th January 2017
It has long been considered that the Mediterranean diet is healthy, but a new study has found it is particularly beneficial for older people. The research, which was carried out at the University of Edinburgh, shows that pensioners eating in this way experienced half the level of brain shrinkage of others the same age.This is particularly important as brain shrinkage is associated with memory...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
23rd December 2016
Dementia could be as manageable as HIV and AIDS by 2025 thanks to advances in medication, according to the newly appointed director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). Professor Bart De Strooper has suggested, when talking to the Press Association, that rather than curing dementia, new research will help us to better control it. Recently chosen to lead the UK DRI at University College...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
23rd December 2016
Dementia could be as manageable as HIV and AIDS by 2025 thanks to advances in medication, according to the newly appointed director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). Professor Bart De Strooper has suggested, when talking to the Press Association, that rather than curing dementia, new research will help us to better control it. Recently chosen to lead the UK DRI at University College...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
23rd December 2016
Dementia could be as manageable as HIV and AIDS by 2025 thanks to advances in medication, according to the newly appointed director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). Professor Bart De Strooper has suggested, when talking to the Press Association, that rather than curing dementia, new research will help us to better control it. Recently chosen to lead the UK DRI at University College...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
21st December 2016
Sauna bathing on a regular basis could be key to helping reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study. Research carried out at the University of Eastern Finland found that men who used a sauna between four and seven times a week were around 66 per cent less likely to develop dementia. This link has not previously been investigated, but it seems that regular sauna use during a week leads...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
21st December 2016
Sauna bathing on a regular basis could be key to helping reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study. Research carried out at the University of Eastern Finland found that men who used a sauna between four and seven times a week were around 66 per cent less likely to develop dementia. This link has not previously been investigated, but it seems that regular sauna use during a week leads...

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