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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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January 19th, 2022

Eating a low-cholesterol diet could have significant benefits for your health, and there are some delicious low-cholesterol recipes that make it easy to make this healthy lifestyle change. High cholesterol levels put you at an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke, as too much bad cholesterol (LDL or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) can block…

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January 19th, 2022

It’s natural to be worried about an elderly loved one during winter, and you can feel especially helpless if they’re in a care home and your visiting options are limited. However, there are practical steps you can take to support your loved one to stay connected and feel healthy throughout the winter. Feelings of loneliness…

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January 17th, 2022

Leading care centre Ashlands Manor in Sale has welcomed a new management team; local ladies Isobel Scott join as registered manager and Rebecca Regan as deputy manager. With Ashland’s existing manager Lisa Astley moving to help establish the team at New Care’s latest care home Bridgewater Manor in Worsley, Isobel and Rebecca have the knowledge…

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January 19th, 2022

Winter’s here and that means the cold and flu season has arrived too. With an increased chance of getting sick, people often think about how they can protect themselves by strengthening their immune systems. There’s no magic trick to strengthen your immune system but the best thing anyone can do is adopt a healthy lifestyle…

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December 17th, 2021

Dementia can be hard for everyone, both the person who is living with it, as well as the caregiver and their loved ones. In this post we’re going to talk about how to best support and care for someone with dementia and some care approaches to avoid.

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