Diabetes is one of the conditions believed to raise the risk level of serious illness for anyone who contracts Covid-19. One in four people who died in hospital in England between March and May 2020 following a diagnosis of the coronavirus also had diabetes. While this sounds alarming, the risk of dying is still very […]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 in a lockdown
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.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way that the world has been functioning over the past few months. As we try to head out of lockdown and get our lives back to some semblance of ‘normal’, it is just as important that we look out for our older family and friends as much as when […]Read more
A roundup of useful services, tips and trends to help you care for your older family and friends. Dementia radio is a hit for all ages Do ethnicity and belief mean greater risk for coronavirus? Local authority and social care ombudsman back online Vaccines and who should get them Why we should keep the toilet […]Read more
Today, 23 June 2020, the guidance for shopping for food and essential supplies in England changed to reflect the continuing opening up of lockdown. Although this is UK government advice, in reality the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland governments have slightly different strategies. Confusing? Yes, it is. Some of our relatives may be going food […]Read more
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