Category Archives: Care Advice

Bereavement

When a loved one dies, the world seems to suddenly change. Even if you had been expecting it, you may be overwhelmed with a mixture of feelings which seem quite alien, and without support and help it is difficult to come to terms with not only with your loss, but also with your own feelings.… read full article

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Your own personal history

As you get older, you find yourself in a very privileged position. You have first-hand knowledge of what life was like in decades gone by. Depending on your age, you might be able to tell stories of the Second World War, such as the ways you coped with rationing or what it felt like when… read full article

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Counting sheep

It’s not much help to know that one should get around seven to eight hours sleep when you find yourself wide awake at four in the morning. The only constructive thing to do seems to be getting out of bed, making a cup of tea and finding a good book. Often sleep patterns change as… read full article

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Managing medication

Sometimes the number of pills and potions one has to take becomes confusing, and it is not unusual to forget when you should be taking them and if you have taken them. Without a clear routine for ensuring that you are taking them all correctly, you may find that you have either overdosed or not… read full article

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Making life easier for the hard of hearing

How many times have you missed answering the door, simply because you didn’t hear the bell? Have you set your alarm clock, then slept blissfully through it and been late for an appointment? How about missing the telephone call from your sister, because you didn’t hear it ring? All these scenarios are annoying and even… read full article

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Staying in your home

Our homes are places that are precious to us. Sometimes they are havens of peace that we have lived in for many years and hold numerous memories which we want to hold on to for as long as we is possible. The place where we spent many happy years is the place where we want… read full article

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High blood pressure

High blood pressure, or to give it its technical name, hypertension, is often referred to as the silent killer, which is rather a sinister name, but with good reason. In the UK many people are unaware that their blood pressure is high. Across the age spectrum one in three adults have an unhealthy high blood… read full article

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It pays to be fit

Everyone knows it makes sense to keep fit, but often the problem is actually finding some way of doing so. The older one gets the more challenging it is to find a way of either keeping fit. After a fall or a period of inactivity, getting back to fitness may seem daunting especially if your… read full article

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Junk mail

Junk mail pours through the letterbox at an alarming rate! The confusing thing is that it is mixed with legitimate post and offers that have come from companies that you have had dealings with in the past, and to sort one out from the other can get a little challenging at the best of times.… read full article

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch

Sadly, the elderly and those who are vulnerable are the most common target for the con man. In fact if you are over sixty five then you are in the most at risk category for unscrupulous people, who want to make money at your expense. There are several common ways of approaching people and this… read full article

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