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Elderly eye problems

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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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Every year in the UK about one-third of people aged over 65 will fall. This rises…

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…

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

Abnormal heart rhythms in elderly

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Incontinence in Elderly

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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…

Story of personal journey as a carer

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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

09 Jun 16

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Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles

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11 top tips for great nails

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We all want well groomed, healthy finger and toe nails, but this can be difficult,  as…

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…

What are the early signs of bladder and kidney cancer?

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Did you know that blood in your pee could be a sign of bladder or kidney…

Top tips to support your bladder & bowels

28 Apr 16

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Top tips to manage your medication

20 Apr 16

In old age, many of us rely on medication to get us through the day and…

Top 5 tips for healthy eyes

19 Apr 16

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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

30 Mar 16

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

29 Mar 16

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7 Key Tips to Prevent Falls At Home

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80% of older people say they want to live at home for as long as possible….

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…

Top ten tips to eating well with diabetes

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It’s not always easy to eat well when you have diabetes, but here are our top…

What is Restless Leg Syndrome and how can you deal with it?

25 Feb 16

Restless Leg Syndrome is a condition which, to some extent, is still widely misunderstood. Although it…

Older people encouraged to get vaccinated to avoid painful shingles

18 Feb 16

Public Health England (PHE) is reminding eligible older people to get the shingles vaccine to help…

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Caring for a parent with dementia

14 Feb 17

Watching a parent suffer with dementia is one of the hardest things you will ever do…

How to recognise mild cognitive impairment in elderly

08 Jan 17

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

Incontinence in Elderly

13 Dec 16

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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How to get the best mobility aid deal

14 Mar 17

Mobility aids play a vital role in the lives of millions of elderly and disabled people….

Top tips to buy mobility vehicles safely

22 Feb 17

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

Factors to Consider Before Hip Replacement Surgery

19 Feb 17

Your parent may be at the stage in life where their joints have deteriorated to the…

How to choose the right walking stick

29 Feb 16

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…

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What is diabetes?

16 Feb 17

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

Boost your older parent’s health with breakfast

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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…

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