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April 27th, 2022

Power of attorney can be a daunting world to navigate if it’s brand new to you, and it’s something that often comes up when you, or a parent or older relative is moving into a care home. The transition to residential care should come with an acknowledgement that circumstances may change in the future, and…

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man driving car

April 19th, 2022

When you’re shopping for a new car in later life, it’s likely that you’ll be focusing on different features than when you were younger. Comfort, accessibility, ease of driving, and enough boot space for a wheelchair may be factors you’re considering over whether there’s space for a young family. Some seniors will need space for…

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close-up of elderly woman's eye

April 19th, 2022

Memory loss in later life can be worrying, but it’s not always necessarily a sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Brain fog, tiredness, age-related cognitive decline, and even a lack of the right vitamins and minerals in your diet can all cause memory loss. However, it’s important to speak to your GP if you are…

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vitamins

April 11th, 2022

Vitamins and minerals play an important role in helping to keep your body healthy, which becomes all the more important as you get older.  Everyone’s individual needs are different, so if you’re looking for advice on the right vitamins for seniors over 70 or the best vitamins for an elderly man, it’s best to speak…

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family photo

March 30th, 2022

Visiting a loved one in a care home for the first time can feel a little daunting, especially if you’ve been living together previously, or you’ve been used to visiting them in their own home. Having to book an appointment to see your loved one can feel strange at first, and it’s natural to wonder…

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women holding hands in care home

March 17th, 2022

Accepting that moving into a care home may be the right decision for a loved one can be a tough realisation to come to. Often, loved ones recognise that a parent or older relative can no longer live independently safely or are showing signs of decline before they realise it themselves. As a result, it…

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older women looking at photos

February 23rd, 2022

Moving into a care home is a much bigger change to navigate than a standard house move, which can already be a very stressful situation in itself. When you move into a care home, there’s not just a change of environment to process, but also a complete change in lifestyle, which can feel a little…

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older woman doing yoga

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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close-up of older woman's hands

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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sugar and salt

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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