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How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly? loneliness, community, companionship, The When They Get Older team recently had the chance to contribute their expertise to a project run by Interact Arts Community Interest Company called "Behind Closed Doors" which focused on the ...

What does the increase in silver divorces mean for adult children?

... divorces mean for adult children? silver divorce, pensioner remarrying, elderly divoce More people than ever are getting divorced in their pension years ... many are remarrying. Is this cause for concern for the children? What do those divorcing and remarrying need to do to avoid acrimony ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia anorexia, malnutrition, healthy eating Anorexia may not be an illness that's commonly associated with ageing parents and yet it's a condition that can stem from lack of motivation, lack of control or bereavement- all of which are ...

Ready meals for the elderly - what's on the menu?

... Ready meals for the elderly- what's on the menu? ready-meal, healthy eating, vegetarian When your parent can no longer cook for themself it's difficult to know what options are available to cater for their nutritional needs and specific tastes. Aside from cooking up portions ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... Understanding the options in elder care ELDERCARE, CARE HOME, HOME CARE, NURSING CARE As family members or friends get older, they may need more support than you're able to provide. Making the decision to get help can be an emotional time, so it's ...

How tea parties help to ward off loneliness

... companionship, mobility, community, story This week's storyteller is Gemma. Gemma tells us how she became a volunteer driver for Contact the Elderly. She describes the benefits of attending the charity's free monthly tea parties for everyone involved. I'd decided that I wanted to give ...

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 ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... How do I help my elderly parent bathe? mobility, independence, hoist, occupational therapist For anyone with limited mobility, enjoying a bath and shower can be difficult. We asked Annette Greenwood of family business Bath-Knight, inventors of the belted bath-lift, for some ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition

... How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition malnutrition, healthy eating, independence, nutritional value As people age their appetite can start to wane. The cause can simply be less need for calories and therefore nothing to worry about. But malnutrition can become a problem ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather heatwave, sleep, heart disease You wouldn't think it possible that your parent could be too hot in British weather yet with the rising temperatures we've been experiencing it's good to be aware of the way heat can ...