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Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... ,000 are currently diagnosed in the UK, with two thirds of women affected by dementia. With such a large number of the population currently affected by dementia and many set to become affected in the coming years, the future of dementia is currently highly debated in ...

What does the increase in silver divorces mean for adult children?

... but it needn't be. Why do more people divorce later now? Partly it's because there simply are more people over 60 in today's population. At the same time, the stigma of divorce has pretty well disappeared for our parents' generation. Today's retiring women have ...

How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent?

... The government is now urging employers to consider, understand and accept that more and more employees will be faced with caring for an ageing population as time moves on. What are flexible working hours? Depending on how much support your parent needs there are various ways you ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... . Who is likely to have swallowing difficulties? People can have swallowing problems at any age, but it's more common in the older population due to: a weakening in the muscles involved in swallowing often having fewer teeth a slower reaction time to start swallowing oesophageal dysmotility ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... to Waring, educating those already working in the sector is only one piece of the puzzle. She explains: "As an ageing population, there is no escaping the fact that there will come a time when quality of care will be at the top of our ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... creation of memories, safe passage of personal objects, and the building of a lasting legacy creates incredible peace of mind for the ageing population. In short, they will be reassured that they will not be forgotten. It is time for the stories to be told ...

Expectations in dementia care

... you can't get away from it. I took this as a good sign. I was pleasantly surprised to find that a mostly chair-bound population of elderly people in need of close nursing did not spend their days sitting around the edge of a day room. And I ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... your parent has aids and equipment that aren't easily transportable. With social care services struggling to cope with the increasing needs of an ageing population it seems more families are relying on each other to help share the caring responsibilities for elderly parents. While moving your parent in ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... can offer, or any suggestion of stripping of the veins. What help does the NHS offer? Despite approximately 30% of the population having varicose veins or "hidden varicose veins" and some 500,000 people in the UK having leg ulcers, venous disease ...

How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... own video workshops discussing the issues of isolation and loneliness and safety in the home, the importance of addressing these issues for an ageing population and how they can rid the elderly of the risks that can present themselves. By developing videos with those who're often considered " ...