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Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's?

... Women are a little more susceptible than men. Sadly, "early onset" Alzheimer's, where someone develops the disease well before the age of 65, can run in families. But this is rare. The latest research suggests that for the most part, Alzheimer's ...

Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia Eldercare, Health, Sarcopenia, Muscle Loss Age-related muscle loss affects all of us as we age. Typically from the age of 45, people lose 1-2% of muscle every year. This eventually causes fatigue, frailty and ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... SAFETY, APPLIANCES, ELDERCARE Electrical Safety First's report, "A shock to the System", found that more than a million people aged over 75 live in homes which fail the UK Government's Decent Home Standard with electrical safety a particular concern. Here, Phil Buckle ...

Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... in later life and talks about ways to improve your parent's mind and body awareness. My mother died recently, as she approached the age of 96, having enjoyed a long and healthy life. Her last 4 years were spent under the care of my younger sister ...

Should you be paying care home top-up fees?

... but in a much more limited set of circumstances. Why are people complaining that top-up fees are illegal? According to the charity Independent Age "Many relatives are asked to pay top-up fees because the council's standard rate is set far too low to meet the basic level ...

What to put on your bucket list?

... of advice for young and old on things to do before you can't. The result is an eclectic bucket list for anyone at any age to follow. Anchor says these tips and goals are from people who grab life with two hands and don't put an age limit ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... who know someone with hearing loss, there's a range of treatments and also benefits which are available which could make life much easier. Age makes a difference Out of the 10 million adults in the UK with hearing loss, approximately two out of three, 6.4 million ...

Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly?

... Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly? loneliness, community, companionship, mental health Loneliness among the UK's ageing population is widely publicised as a health hazard which can increase the risk of depression, dementia and heart attacks. The size of the loneliness challenge ...

Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help?

... Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help? SOCIAL CARE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, AGEING, POPULATION Dear Lesley We were visiting my parents over the Christmas holiday I thought the visit would be an opportunity to see how they are getting on ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... coped with my mum's dementia dementia, Alzheimer's, workload, balance, story, This week's storyteller is Lesley Trenner. Lesley, an Ageing Parent Coach, describes how she learnt to deal with her mum's advancing dementia while making career decisions. She talks about how she ...