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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?

The Next of Kin Myth

There’s a strong belief that if someone loses capacity to make decisions for themselves for some reason – perhaps an accident or dementia – then the next of kin can take responsibility. But actually both the concept and the rights of next of kin are not as clear cut as we might think. Here are […]

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Home adaptions for the less mobile

Making mobility adjustments within your home can be a daunting but necessary step towards improving the quality of life for either yourself, or of those closest to you. The experts at money.co.uk have put together a list of different mobility aids and the considerations to take into account when making choices, as well as potential […]

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Why should you take more walks as you get older

Collaborative Post As we get older, it’s natural for us to slow down a bit, but if you are able to keep walking, you really should try to do so for at least a little while each day. Why? Here are some of the very real benefits of walking for older people: Improved heart health […]

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Games and puzzles to keep minds active

Age can bring a slowdown in cognitive abilities. Playing games is a great way to keep minds active. It’s also a good way to keep people connected, reducing the risk of loneliness. There are different types of games that seniors can play, and there is not one perfect game for all. Which games work best […]

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Afraid of the dentist? 3 ways to help you face your dental fears

Collaborative Post Are you scared to go to the dentist? Does your heart begin to race at the thought of treatment? Know that you are not alone. Having a fear of the dentist is common. Around twelve per cent of Brits suffer from dental anxiety. Some people’s anxious feelings stem from bad experiences, while others have […]

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Should we all be standing on one leg?

I was listening to one of the series of BBC podcasts from Dr Michael Moseley about one thing you can do to change your life. This one was advocating practising standing on one leg to improve balance. That’s easy, I thought. I’ve done plenty of pilates in the past – I can stand on one […]

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How can we cope with anxiety?

As we emerge back into the world, many of us are finding that we have lost confidence and our pre-pandemic way of life has become a bit scary. We’re getting back to ‘normal’ activities, but they’re not as easy as before. All those simple things, like getting on a train, going to the cinema or […]

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