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The best brain games for seniors

Keeping those little grey cells active is more important than ever as people age. Intellectual engagement, such as playing brain games, has been shown to improve cognitive function (mental ability) in seniors. Not only can this prevent the onset of or the worsening of dementia, but it can benefit seniors’ health by helping individuals function […]

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Can we avoid Alzheimer’s?

Not so many years ago Alzheimer’s disease was a mystery to many. It wasn’t easily identified, and for many of us, its implications weren’t widely understood. When it struck members of our family, we didn’t know how to cope. And we certainly didn’t know how it had happened. Much has changed in recent years. There […]

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Eldercare news in June 2020

A roundup of useful services, tips and trends to help you care for your older family and friends. Dementia radio is a hit for all ages Do ethnicity and belief mean greater risk for coronavirus? Local authority and social care ombudsman back online Vaccines and who should get them Why we should keep the toilet […]

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News and views for caregivers

What’s happening in the world that can help – or hinder – families in caring for older relatives? Here are the stories we’ve found that caregivers should know about for the sake of their families and their own futures: HMRC has been charging too much on pension withdrawals More women than men are taking out […]

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