Elderly Care

New guidelines to improve care for people at the end of life

18 Feb 2017

The National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched the first guidelines for the NHS on improving care for people who are in their last days of life. The guidelines aim to put the dying person at the heart of decisions about their care, so that they can be supported in their final days in accordance with […]

Alzheimer’s disease

21 Sep 2017

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to increase your risk of developing the condition. These include: […]

Can dementia be prevented?

22 Jan 2018

There is no certain way to prevent all types of dementia. However, a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk of developing dementia when you are older. It can also prevent cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and heart attacks. To reduce your risk of developing dementia and other serious health conditions, it’s recommended that you: […]

Stay active over 65 for healthy bones

02 Feb 2018

It’s true that our bones tend to lose strength as we get older. But even in later years there is plenty we can do to slow down bone loss and avoid the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. In general our activity levels tend to drop as we get older. You may feel you don’t have the energy […]

Got an idea this Mother’s Day for a mother or grandmother with dementia?

09 Mar 2018

If your mother or grandmother has dementia, here are a few ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with a bittersweet experience, from movies and baking to reminiscing over photos from the past. Whatever you choose to do, we wish you a lovely day.For whilst you can remember all the lovely things she’s done for you over the years, […]

Helping someone with dementia with everyday tasks

16 Mar 2018

When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they’re likely to feel anxious, stressed and scared. They may be aware of their increasing clumsiness and inability to remember things, and this can be very frustrating and upsetting for them. If you are looking after someone with dementia, you can help them […]