Ten key questions you must ask your older parents

25 Nov 16

As our parents age, yet remain in good health, it’s easy to avoid having the conversations…

How to choose great clothes as you age

26 May 16

As people get older, our clothing needs change and we tend to look for clothes which…

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Best activities and hobbies for older people

21 Jun 14

When your parent suddenly has more spare time, there is obviously more scope to do some…

What older people need to know about new driving licence changes

08 Jun 15

From 8 June 2015,  new changes come into play concerning driving licences in the England, Scotland…

Holiday options for older people

09 Apr 15

Everyone needs a break from the usual routine and that includes your retired older parents too….

Dermatology advice on best skin care for older people

10 Sep 15

The skin forms a natural protective barrier that as we age becomes less effective.  It is…

Coping with loss of elderly independence

19 Mar 17

Loss of independence occurs as people age, as they suffer physical, social or emotional setbacks which…

Financial help from grandparents

20 Jan 17

A grandparent wants to be as involved in the lives of their grandchildren as possible. From…

People with ageing parents must talk

18 Dec 16

It’s important for people caring for elderly to talk How it started Ruth* was approaching 50,…

Caring for elderly harder than it used to be

14 Dec 16

Most of us were brought up with the fairytale notion of the perfectly happy family As…

Top tips: caring for elderly from a distance

07 Dec 16

Caring from a distance isn’t easy, but here are some helpful tips to help you cope…

Protecting older people’s property from fraudsters

01 Dec 16

Property is usually the most valuable asset people own It can be sold and mortgaged to…

Ten key questions you must ask your older parents

25 Nov 16

As our parents age, yet remain in good health, it’s easy to avoid having the conversations…

Working smoke alarms save lives – test yours and those of your loved ones every month

07 Nov 16

It’s easy to forget the important job our smoke alarms do when they beep while we’re…

Lifeline Alarms provide help at the press of a button

08 Sep 16

Also known as a community alarm, telecare system, personal alarm or panic button, a lifeline alarm…

Top ten tips to avoid being scammed

06 Sep 16

Scams target people of all ages, backgrounds and income levels without discriminating. Falling victim to scamming…

Top tips to avoid investment scams

14 Jul 16

Investment scams are on the rise, especially amongst older people. Research from The Financial Conduct Authority…

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Coping with Bereavement

10 Mar 17

Bereavement is a distressing but common experience. At some point, most of us will suffer the…

Live-in carers for elderly help whole family

05 Mar 17

Home is where you want to be, whatever your age and whatever it takes to maintain…

Helping the Sandwich Generation

01 Mar 17

A recent Money Advice Service report into the “sandwich generation” revealed how squeezed people who provide…

Fear of Arranging a Funeral

24 Feb 17

Is someone you love about to die? If you have ever been in a position where…

Creating a fulfilling life after loss

20 Feb 17

Few events in life are as painful as the death of your partner, but you can learn…

Gardening is good for older people

08 Mar 17

Gardening has many health and therapeutic benefits for older people Garden beds, equipment and tools can all…

Help for hard of hearing at theatre

05 Mar 17

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

Keeping minds active benefits elderly

11 Dec 16

Many studies have shown that keeping minds active keep the elderly fit and well and has…

Audio books combat elderly loneliness

17 Nov 16

Audio books are an increasingly popular phenomenon as people lead busier lives and enjoy catching up…

Why older people should volunteer

01 Nov 16

Volunteering can give an older person a real sense of purpose and achievement Getting older can dramatically…

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Tai chi helps older people enjoy life

02 Mar 17

Before I started tai chi, I had been a couch potato for many years. I had…

Science of ageing skin explained

21 Feb 17

The skin’s ageing process The main ageing process is not taking place in the top layers…

Water exercise for elderly

09 Feb 17

Swimming and aqua aerobics are very popular forms of exercise, which can be done at any…

Top tips to maintain confidence as you age

21 Jun 16

It can be easy to lose confidence as you age. You may think your body is…

11 top tips for great nails

02 Jun 16

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

How to choose great clothes as you age

26 May 16

As people get older, our clothing needs change and we tend to look for clothes which…

90 is the new 50

21 Apr 16

As Her Majesty the Queen clearly demonstrates to us all on her 90th birthday, reaching 90 does…

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

24 Nov 15

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

Dermatology advice on best skin care for older people

10 Sep 15

The skin forms a natural protective barrier that as we age becomes less effective.  It is…

Why older people should exercise

05 Sep 15

Live well for longer How age affects health of your ageing parent From stiff joints to…

Going grey gracefully

25 Aug 15

Going grey is something which  comes to us all and is a natural part of the…

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