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March 11th, 2022

Getting older should mean a chance to slow down, spend more time with loved ones, travel, and experience new things. But all of this requires energy, and your body’s energy levels can start to noticeably decline – at just the same time you want to do all those extra activities. However, there are steps you…

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February 14th, 2022

Arthritis affects more than 10 million people in the UK, according to figures from the NHS. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common types of arthritis, with the hands, knees, hips, and spine the parts of the body most likely to be affected. Although there is no cure for arthritis, the condition can…

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February 10th, 2022

Using salt and sugar alternatives in your diet could have significant benefits, including for your weight, your heart health, and your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Many of us are hooked on these flavourings, but reducing your intake of both sugar and salt could have a big impact on your life. If you put…

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February 10th, 2022

Gadgets for elderly people go so much further than stairlifts and wearable alarms; from smart technology to everyday helpful tools, there are some incredibly useful gadgets available for seniors. The best gadgets for elderly people can: Improve safety Enable connections to prevent isolation Track health Remind seniors to take medication Help seniors to remain independent…

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February 10th, 2022

When you’re trying to find a care home for a loved one, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. People will tell you that you’ll know when you’ve found ‘the one’, but what exactly should you be looking for? From location to facilities and from wellbeing programmes to specialist care, there are so many factors…

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February 9th, 2022

Audiobooks are a brilliant way to enjoy new stories, and you can listen virtually anywhere – from your laptop, tablet, or even your smartphone. You can also get audiobook CDs, which you can buy in most bookshops, and you can even download audiobook files from your local library.  Audible is one of the most popular…

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January 25th, 2022

Respite care can be a lifeline for many caregivers. Caring for a loved one can be extremely challenging, and the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened this. Statistics from Carers UK showed that 13.6 million people in the UK were caring for someone else in 2020, when lockdown restrictions were in place, and many support services were…

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January 25th, 2022

Yoga for seniors can be a good way to get some gentle exercise, stretch your body, and benefit both your physical and mental health. The origins of yoga can be traced back over 5,000 years to India; spirituality is at the heart of yoga practice, but you can simply use yoga as a form of…

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January 25th, 2022

A dementia diagnosis can be difficult for the whole family to deal with, not just the patient themselves. After a diagnosis, it’s natural to search for an explanation for why this has happened, and whether there’s anything that could have been done to prevent it. It’s also natural to worry whether the rest of the…

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January 20th, 2022

While keeping a little distance remains important for some, young and old across the borough are proving that it is still possible to come together for seasonal celebration, good will and community cheer. Coinciding with its first birthday and Elf Day, the annual fundraiser organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, staff and residents at Cheadle Manor…

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