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Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... Safe exercise in later life expands horizons exercise, mobility, independence, surgery, injury, story Our friend Kevin Morgan (aka FitOldDog) tells us how his training injury and other health issues, including an abdominal aortic aneurysm, led him to leave his career ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... Why regular walks are good for you and your parent exercise, mobility, charity, If you read certain newspapers or visit the BBC's news website regularly you'll know there's a constant stream of studies reporting on the efficacy of various lifestyle regimes. We've gathered a few ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health HEALTH, VARICOSE VEINS, EXERCISE, ELDERCARE There's a strong belief that treating varicose veins is more a vanity project than a health issue. Consultant Vascular Surgeon Prof Mark S Whiteley explains how varicose veins can lead ...

How to help your parent prevent heart disease

... How to help your parent prevent heart disease exercise, healthy eating, heart disease Heart disease affects just under 500,000 people aged 75 and over in the UK. We've gathered together some tips to help your parent reduce the risk of heart disease as they ...

When a heart attack leads to angioplasty

... When a heart attack leads to angioplasty heart surgery, healthcare, nhs, exercise, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. An angioplasty unblocks arteries and puts a stent in place to keep the artery open. It can be a swift solution ...

Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... of our older friends and family manage to stay reasonably active, but the truth is that as most people get older they tend to exercise less. Tiredness and joint problems make it harder, but there is another reason which is largely unheard-of. A recent survey of ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia DEMENTIA, EXERCISE, MENTAL HEALTH, MOBILITY Being out in nature and sharing activity outside is something which brings immediate benefits to people living with dementia and we believe is a crucial part of "living well ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly sleep, communication, exercise Most of us have, from time to time, had trouble sleeping. As our parents age they can become more prone to sleep issues. Their sleep patterns change and health conditions can ...

How to cope with early onset dementia

... How to cope with early onset dementia dementia, memory, exercise, Caroline Blanchette and Dr. Jacqui Hussey, trustees of charity Younger People with Dementia (YPWD), talk about the difficulties people face when a loved one develops dementia at a younger age and ...

Tackling the emerging loneliness crisis for older men

... Tackling the emerging loneliness crisis for older men loneliness, companionship, exercise, healthy eating, The number of older men living alone is set to increase by 65% by 2030 according to a report published in October 2014. Andrew Kaye, Head of Policy and ...