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How can you help your parent stay well for as long as possible and find their way through a complex health system?

What to expect from new hearing aids

As a long-term hearing aid user myself, I know what it’s like to be in a loop where your hearing deteriorates and then new technology brings you jumping back into the world. Jumping is the right word too, because a step up in audio capability can make your environment sound suddenly very noisy. The benefits […]

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Dealing With the Loss of a Loved One

Collaborative Post Dealing with the death of a loved one is one of the hardest experiences in life. Obviously, you have the emotional side to process and this can be incredibly difficult and is very rarely linear. In addition to this, you then have all of the practicalities to manage and this can make the […]

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When parents don’t take their pills

We regularly hear of problems with older people not taking their medications correctly. There are a myriad of reasons why this could be happening, and it’s not specifically anyone’s fault. But a recent report called ‘Doctor’s orders’, published through the think tank the International Longevity Centre has found that while nearly half of all adults […]

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Visiting care homes in England from April 2022

Here’s a summary of the current guidance to care homes on visiting arrangement in England, applicable from 4 April 2022. The full text can be found in the ‘Covid-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care’ published on 31 March. It’s worth checking this if you have a problem with […]

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Covid and our older population April 2022

While most people are now ‘living with Covid’, the virus itself is still rife within the UK population. What does this mean for our older family and friends? Here’s a roundup of recent news coverage and government guidance. Covid infections are at record levels, according to data from the Office of National Statistics, with only […]

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How to prepare for and recover from a hip replacement

Collaborative Post According to reports from the National Joint Registry, there are an estimated 160,000 hip and knee replacements every year within the UK. Preparing for a hip replacement can be an apprehensive time. It can be both physically and emotionally tiring, causing unwanted stress ahead of your procedure. But try not to worry. Understanding […]

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How meditation can help your sense of well being

Stressed out? Panicking? Frustrated? Breathing deeply and taking some time to think about things may be the best thing you can do to change your perspective. Meditation can remove stress from the day and give you a sense of inner peace. It’s worth considering meditating if you are anxious, tense, and anxious due to stress. […]

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6 benefits of rowing for seniors

Getting into the exercise habit is one of the most beneficial things that seniors can do to improve both their quality and quantity of life. But not all exercise options are good choices for older people. When it comes to getting in a terrific full-body workout that is low impact and joint-friendly, the rowing machine […]

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