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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 ... 75 and over in the UK. We've gathered together some tips to help your parent reduce the risk of heart disease as they get ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

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

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease?

... speech and use of language. Medical history such as strokes and heart are also important.In some cases an "amyloid" scan can clarify ... How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Dementia is a frightening prospect ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... the feet, calves and thighs to push blood back to the heart. For anyone unable to walk, elevating the legs helps the ... blood return to the heart through the veins. How does vein disease occur? Normally, blood flows back to the heart in the ...

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 ... in coronary care. A wonderful resource for anyone coping with heart disease or any heart issues is The British Heart Foundation which offers plenty ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... loneliness; encourage a more active lifestyle and reduce the risk of heart disease. Recent research suggests that high blood pressure, cholesterol levels ... obesity are all likely to be reduced in a pet owner and that pets have a significant effect on stress helping to reduce the body's ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... problems. Carers suffer from high rates of anxiety, depression and heart disease. They may be at the peak of their careers or ... wage earners but have to go part-time or give up work altogether. And despite the fact that this is essential work, it's often ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... too strenuous. It's the first exercise you're allowed to do after heart surgery and indeed it can help your parent to quicken their recovery ... good as drugs for parents who suffer with conditions such as heart disease. The National Osteoporosis Society recommends walking to improve balance and coordination ...

Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia?

... thought the risk factors for dementia are much the same as for heart disease, ie smoking, lack of exercise, low omega-3 in ... diet, high blood pressure, depression and diabetes. So the advice is to address both with a healthy lifestyle that includes plenty of ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... develops on parts of the body that are furthest away from the heart, such as fingers and toes, ears, the nose, ... to suffer from frostbite than others, as are those with heart disease. Anyone with these conditions would be well advised to make sure ...