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Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... you're travelling or out on excursions, make a note of what your parent is wearing or perhaps suggest they have a personal alarm or mobile with them just in case you get separated. One family member should always stay with your parent so that they have a familiar ...

How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare

... weather or health issues can make it hard for an older person to venture out to the shops. And as time goes on, mobility can become a significant problem. You may no longer be able to pack mum or dad into the car to shop for a ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition

... easy to spot such as weight loss and decreased energy levels there are many others that tend to be masked by old age. Reduced mobility, difficulty retaining body heat, slower healing times and longer illness recovery times can all indicate your parent isn't getting the sufficient nutrients ...

Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not?

... the time she also appeared to be showing signs of dementia. In her new environment she appears to have completely recovered mentally. Her mobility is not as good as it once was, but she moves around slowly and only occasionally needs help. Now that her mind ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... looked after them when they were small. But all too often it's demanding and stressful- especially when the older person has memory and mobility problems. Carers suffer from high rates of anxiety, depression and heart disease. They may be at the peak of their careers ...

Who needs care anyway?

... , and on the basis of probability we act or don't act. The Insurance industry is built on this fact. Will I buy mobile phone insurance? Will I buy life insurance? The answers to these questions and the subsequent decisions we make are entirely dependent upon ...

Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... being used. For this reason, some level of exercise is always better than none at all. So, as far as their mobility allows, you should try to make sure they get at least some movement on a regular basis. Boost vitamin D levels Everybody's ...

Food for thought - healthy eating tips for ageing palates

... when you want to deliver a nice meal. Nutritional value. Think about portion size and also satisfaction. Elderly people often have lower mobility, which means they don't need as many calories as the recommended daily allowance for adults- 2500 calories for men and 2000 for ...

Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly?

... a complex issue which can be a symptom of physical, emotional and social isolation.Elderly people who have lost loved ones, their independence or mobility must rely on friends, neighbours and relatives to keep them company and assist them with day-to-day living. If they're left unaided then ...

Home - When They Get Older

... asked for ideas aimed to spread a little happiness rather than just be plain useful. Read more Safe walking in winter for older people MOBILITY INDEPENDENCE FALLS ELDERCARE Dressing in layers, adding grip to footwear and using a stick that's the right height are all helpful ways to ...