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

... A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health NUTRITION, VITAMIN D, AGEING Dr David Mantle ... nutritional adviser at Pharma Nord, discusses the importance of vitamin D to health in an older person. Why we miss out on vital ...

Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... they get at least some movement on a regular basis. Boost vitamin D levels Everybody's muscles need vitamin D in order to work efficiently ... This nutrient has an impact on the synthesis or processing of proteins by the body. Not only that, but it also plays a ...

How to keep your parent's fridge fresh and organised

... 100% juice with breakfast can boost your parent's daily intake of vitamin C and B6 helping to protect them from brittle bones and promote ... to provide their bodies with a richer source of vitamin A and D. According to a study by the University of Exeter Medical School ...

Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression

... but you do need to approach the problem sensitively:- Boost vitamin D by helping them to get enough sunlight. Many people are ... prone to low mood in winter due to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). If you notice that an older person is not going ...

Summer energy saving tips for your parents

... : Our heating guide for parents in the winter How the sunshine vitamin D can help to improve life Avoiding illness in hot weather ABA ...

Why eating well is important in dementia

... possibility. With that in mind the researchers looked at studies on various types of diet and supplements including micro- and macro-nutrients such as vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, flavonoids, omega-3 and a Mediterranean diet. While there is ...

Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... they represent a sensible move for people moving into retirement? At the age of 78 and a year after she lost her husband, D sold her house and moved into the McCarthy& Stone Springhill retirement development in North London. Her single-bed apartment is a reasonable size ...

How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... one keep the happy memories alive of times before they were so unwell and really lost their personalities? Thank you for your advice. D Lesley says Hello D Glad to hear you like the site hopefully you will recommend When They Get Older to your friends! It ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 1

... primary health need" could be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare financial support but it's not a service that's widely advertised. Independent adviser Roger D Burgess describes what he has learned from helping families to make their claims. NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is funded by the ...

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

... and exercise are beneficial. Interestingly, a pilot trial has also shown a marked slowing of disease progression as a result of taking B vitamins which reduce the level of homocysteine in the blood. If there are worries that parents are in an at-risk group, they can ...