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Caring for a disabled mother-in-law

... Caring for a disabled mother-in-law story, carer, independence, osteoporosis, eldercare Caron Sprake, author of eldercare blog Caron Cares, shares how she cared for her disabled mother-in-law whilst juggling family responsibilities. When I said "I do" I acquired not only a ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... the British Journal of Medicine exercise can be as good as drugs for parents who suffer with conditions such as heart disease. The National Osteoporosis Society recommends walking to improve balance and coordination as well as develop stronger muscles which can help to prevent osteoporosis and save bones from ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... ? Many medical conditions that we may deem "complex" aren't considered eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare including dementia, Alzheimer's, arthritis and osteoporosis which will all be discounted as part of the assessment process. If you're unsure about your parent's eligibility it's best to ask their ...

A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health

... A deficiency in vitamin D can result in bone and muscle pain, poor bone mineralisation (softer bones) and a greater risk of osteoporosis and fractures as we age. Research has shown that one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... into a drinks coaster. Ideal when one of the many health reports we see says three cups of tea a day may help keep osteoporosis at bay! Puzzles When we put out the message for ideas around Christmas presents the most popular reply was jigsaw puzzles. Great ...