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Essential guide to reflexology for older people

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Growing awareness of complementary and alternative medicines and therapies (CAM) such as acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, raiki,…

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The Dental Problems of the elderly can be divided into four groups. Problems arise with their…

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In the UK, there are an estimated nine million deaf and partially hearing people. About 688,000…

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Walking Aids Help Elderly Avoid Falls

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Falls are very common in older people and the risk of falling and resultant fractures increases…

How physiotherapy can help older people

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As we age, so our ability to move freely can easily diminish.This can be caused by…

How acupuncture can help elderly

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The overall aim of acupuncture is to restore the body’s equilibrium and it can be extremely…

Heart attack in older people

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Why do heart attacks happen? Most heart attacks are caused by coronary heart disease, which is…

Dementia and Hearing loss

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Dementia is a condition which affects brain function. There are various types of dementia, such as…

Occupational Therapy for older people

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What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapists (OTs) aim to enable older people to make the most…

Are private health insurers ripping off older people?

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Taking out private health insurance is costly, but are older people being penalised unnecessarily? You might…

Heart failure in older people

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What is heart failure? Having heart failure means that, for some reason, your heart is not…

Elderly eye problems

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Heart valve disease in older people

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What are heart valves? Your heart is a muscle, which pumps blood to your lungs and…

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Hearing loss is now a major public health issue which affects over 10 million people in…

How to lower high blood pressure in elderly

26 Feb 17

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Factors to Consider Before Hip Replacement Surgery

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What is diabetes?

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What is diabetes? Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 2.9 million people diagnosed with…

Hearing aids: your questions answered

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Often, it’s hard to people to tell if they have a hearing loss. Here are a…

Angina in older people

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Abnormal heart rhythms in elderly

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Incontinence in Elderly

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Elderly people suffering with incontinence can often be too embarrassed to come forward and seek help…

Sight and hearing loss in older people

11 Dec 16

There are currently 220,000 older people with sight and hearing loss over the age of 70…

Are two sleeps better than one?

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There has been unanimous evidence for quite some time now that people should look at trying…

High cholesterol in older people

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What is cholesterol and how does it affect older people? Cholesterol is a fatty substance which…

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Everyone’s care journey is different. Here we explore the story of carer Sarah Bradshaw and her…

Top ten questions about medication answered for carers

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Parkinson’s diagnosis and treatment

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How is Parkinson’s diagnosed? Diagnosis of Parkinson’s is made by a doctor, who takes a detailed…

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Walking Aids Help Elderly Avoid Falls

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Falls are common in older people and the risk of falling increases with increasing age A…

How to get the best mobility aid deal

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A mobility vehicle can improve many peoples’ lifestyle, but making the right decision when buying one…

Factors to Consider Before Hip Replacement Surgery

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Top ten healthy drinks for elderly

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Often it can be difficult for elderly people to chew and swallow their food and if this is…

Diabetes and the ageing heart

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