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There are several eye problems that become more common among people as they age, although they…

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

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You may think your  parent  seems a little forgetful, or have difficulty remembering the right words for…

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What is Angina? Angina is a pain or discomfort felt in the chest and usually caused…

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High cholesterol in older people

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How to avoid incontinence in later life

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Incontinence is not an inevitable part of ‘getting old’ and it is not something that necessarily…

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Top tips to manage your medication

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Top 5 tips for healthy eyes

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Essential checklist of questions to ask your GP

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Visiting your GP or taking your older relative to see their GP can be an anxious…

How to prevent and treat bedsores

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Bedsores result from pressure over time on skin in contact with another surface, such as a…

How to choose the best beds and chairs for older people

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7 Key Tips to Prevent Falls At Home

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How to choose the right walking stick

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Older people encouraged to get vaccinated to avoid painful shingles

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What is lung cancer?

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Can herbs help older people with pain and inflammation?

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Herbs have been used for centuries to alleviate pain and inflammation. Some contain antioxidants and can…

The 5 Most Common Cancers and their Symptoms

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Medicine: Waste not, want not…and take the right dosage

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How to recognise mild cognitive impairment in elderly

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Many of us face the daunting role of looking after parents as they age One problem…

Incontinence in Elderly

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

Repetitive Questioning in Elderly

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Best Gadgets to Assist the Elderly With Dementia

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Dementia and how pictures can help

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How to choose the right walking stick

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When most people think of walking sticks, a traditional wooden crook cane springs to mind, but…

Breathing exercises to combat stress

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Breathing exercises can help older people and their carers to relax and de-stress, as well as…

Claim VAT relief on Adaptive Clothing

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Being able to dress yourself goes a long way to helping older people maintain their valuable…

Benefits of Osteopathy for older people

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Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions in…

All you need to know about knee replacements

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Why might you need a knee replacement? Knee replacement normally becomes necessary due to damage and…

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Boost your older parent’s health with breakfast

03 Jan 17

Skipping breakfast has been consistently linked with various health risks associated with older age. It’s not…

Top ten questions about medication answered for carers

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Medication often plays an important role in older people’s health and ensuring that the people you…

Dangers of dehydration in older people

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Adequate fluid is essential to allow the body to sweat to regulate temperature, maintain good levels…

Can herbs help older people with pain and inflammation?

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Herbs have been used for centuries to alleviate pain and inflammation. Some contain antioxidants and can…

The causes of hair loss (alopecia) in men and women

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Hair loss can happen to men and women and for a variety of reasons Male pattern…

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