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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?

Exercise and arthritis

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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Coping with grief

We all deal with grief differently. Arranging a funeral and managing an estate can keep us busy for a while, but once the practical steps are organised, there is still the emotion of loss to deal with. What is grief? Grief is completely normal. It may affect you through a whole range of emotions, including […]

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6 ways to prevent back pain through self-care

Back pain affects many but in different ways. Sometimes it can be a slight nuisance but is still manageable. However, for some, it can be intolerable and make it hard to do basic daily tasks. The good news is back pain can be treated through natural means, especially with the help of self-care. This article […]

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What are the best options for individuals with dementia?

Collaborative Post If you have an elderly relative who is suffering from dementia, you will know that trying to figure out what is best for them can be very hard. Dementia affects around 850,000 people in the UK alone, and can put pressure not just on the individual but on their surrounding family and community. […]

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