When they get older logo

Search results

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 ...

Independent living with hearing loss

... Independent living with hearing loss hearing loss, independence, hearing aid, deafness It can be a worry if your parent has significant hearing loss. Do you worry if they don't answer the phone, and even rush round or send a neighbour to check if they're ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... prevent dementia is one such story. Drinking champagne supposedly improved spatial memory and the elements within champagne are thought to protect brain cells. ... style diet was found in one study to reduce the speed of loss of brain cells over time. Those who followed the diet had ...

Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... an unusually cold and rainy day in September 2008 we attended a memorial service for one of her sisters-in-law. I sat opposite her at ... another in the hopes of finding the cause of her drastic weight loss and near-crippling depression. On an unusually cold and rainy day in ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... dark, often silent and confused world is a challenge. Losing memory and cognitive awareness with dementia is hard enough. However if old ... Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss dementia, hearing, blindness, mobility, communication, story This week's ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... their garden and watching her work are some of my most cherished memories of growing up with my grandmother. After my grandad passed away ... honour her memory. I found it hard to cope with her loss as we had been very close so my auntie and I decided ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... How to cope when your parent has a stroke stroke, memory, depression, eldercare Suffering a stroke is a danger at almost ... away. Other signs of an oncoming stroke can include: Dizziness Loss of balance Blurred vision Severe headaches As with any situation where you're ...

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

... parent has Alzheimer's disease? dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Dementia is a frightening prospect. How can we tell if our ... who knows them well should go with them. That's because the loss of insight will mean your parent won't be able to accurately answer ...

Living with blindness

... Living with blindness blindness, sight loss, depression, visual impairment, veteran Blindness affects almost 2 million people in the UK and as our parents get older there's an increasing chance that they may experience some degree of sight loss. 1 in 5 people aged 75 ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... be particularly helpful for those with dementia, who often retain long-term memories far more easily than newer one. Creating personalised hardback books is ... phone with long battery life and features designed for people with hearing loss. Keeping warm Fending off draughts, keeping the extremities warm, ...