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Staycationing for older people

5 tips to feel good when you’re staying home for the summer

Collaborative Post The rules around what we can and can’t do around travel and vacations are changing at a rapid pace. The chances are though that our older family members won’t all feel entirely comfortable about a holiday away from home for a while to come. So how can we and they get back that […]

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How to support your relative’s wellness through winter

Collaborative Post Surviving the winter for older people can be challenging and there is a danger they may slip into low moods. If you have an older relative to look after this winter it’s a good idea to support their health and wellness with regular communication and by encouraging some positive habits such as journaling, […]

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What is Vascular Dementia and how to spot the early symptoms

Collaborative Post Vascular Dementia is a form of Dementia and it occurs due to the blood vessels deep within the brain narrowing, restricting the ease of blood flow to the brain. This can happen through a stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attacks – more commonly known as ‘TIAs’ or ‘mini strokes’. Regrettably, it is estimated to […]

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Can I avoid the pain of arthritis?

A few thoughts to help us, the children, on the subject of arthritis. Arthritis in knees and/or hips is, it would seem, inevitable for most of us. It is simply the result of wear and tear to cartilage over the years. Dr Ashwin Unnithan argues that it’s the result of a having had a good […]

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Why Are Direct Cremations Good Alternatives To Traditional Funerals?

Collaborative Post COVID-19 has been a tremendous driving force behind the change in the way people have funerals today. It is not only because of the new restrictions against the number of people permitted at a funeral but also because of the higher costs involved and the time limit for planning. A preferred route to […]

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Who gets the Covid-19 vaccination in the UK when?

We’ve been seeing a priority list for vaccination against Covid-19 circulating for a few weeks. Most of it works simply on age, but with those groups shielding and with ‘underlying health conditions’ added in. What hasn’t always been clear is that people receiving carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly […]

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