Our regular round-up of developments, reports, guidance and advice that affects the health, wealth and lifestyles of our older family and friends. In this issue: Vaccinations for those who can’t make the decision themselves Are banknotes really a virus risk? The value of Vitamin D Does the Spending Review give social care the budget it […]Read more
It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends. Yet more and more of us are trying to do just that.
When They Get Older is here to help. We’re sharing tips and experiences to give you support as you support your older relatives. Health and wealth, pastimes and pleasures, challenges and relationships – we talk about them all here.
Living through a pandemic
In these extraordinary times, we’ll be working to point you in the direction of information and advice from the experts on how to look after yourselves and your parents. We’ll post articles that provide useful tips on how your loved ones can keep well physically, mentally and emotionally. And signpost where to go for more help. Just visit our Coronavirus section. And look after yourselves.
At this time of year I would normally be pointing to our invaluable posts about how to get through Christmas with a houseful of guests and minimum stress, especially if your guests include those living with dementia. This year anxiety comes in very different ways. Who to have in our bubble? How to manage a much […]Read more
Keeping those little grey cells active is more important than ever as people age. Intellectual engagement, such as playing brain games, has been shown to improve cognitive function (mental ability) in seniors. Not only can this prevent the onset of or the worsening of dementia, but it can benefit seniors’ health by helping individuals function […]Read more
Needing a little more support when getting older doesn’t have to mean heading directly to a care home, or even needing a carer to visit several times a day. There are various options for moving to a more manageable home within a community, where people can befriend and support each other. In some cases there […]Read more
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