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Home hacks for your elderly parents

Collaborative Post It’s natural for the elderly to want to stay in their own homes as long as possible to maintain some independence. It’s also natural to worry about elderly parents coping at home alone, but there are some changes you can make to make their home safer for them. This gives you peace of […]

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Advice on keeping cool in a heatwave

As we approach another promised British heatwave, the UK government will be publicising its advice to protect the vulnerable, and ideas to keep everyone well in hot weather. Care homes and hospitals are advised to provide cool areas and monitor indoor temperatures to reduce the risk of heat-related illness. GPs, district nurses and social workers […]

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Tips on selling a home when it’s time to downsize

Collaborative Post There’s a point in life when your home becomes too big for you. Whether you’ve had children and they’ve now flown the nest , whether you have a partner or live on your own, there will come a time where you’ll need to sell your home and move into something more accommodating. A […]

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5 Ways to Stay Fit as You Grow Older

Collaborative Post Keeping fit is something that we all value, not least because it allows us to go about our daily lives, being able to do what we want to with as much autonomy as possible. Whilst some health conditions can stand in your way of staying fit, the truth is that most of us […]

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Dressing to suit your style personality at any age

Body shapes, skin tones and fashion tastes change throughout our lives, and for anyone who likes to look as good as they can at any age, revisiting personal style can be a great idea. People do care about appearance throughout their lives. The anti-ageing sector current accounts for 42% of total skincare spend, while a […]

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When saving stuff becomes hoarding

This week’s storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. A lifetime’s tendency to keep stuff just in case can reach epic proportions in old age. Is it a problem? When we visit H’s aunt these days, we’re not invited across the threshold to her flat. We were when she first moved in, although even then it […]

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