Articles by Dr Jamie Wilson

Dr Jamie Wilson is hometouch’s founder and Chief Medical Officer. Jamie’s creation of hometouch was inspired by his work as a dementia psychiatrist in the NHS, and he has written about healthcare issues in The Times and the Evening Standard. Jamie has a MBBS from the University of Leeds and has spent a decade in the NHS, working as a Psychiatric Registrar and Memory Specialist at Imperial College Hospital.


Nov 28, 2018 4 min
Mental stimulation can boost brain health

Mental stimulation and brain health

Physical exercise can make your muscles strong and your body fit. Mental activity can be just as beneficial for the brain. By continuing to challenge our brains as we get older, we may be able to stay mentally sharp for…

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Nov 1, 2018 3 min
Exercise for elderly people

Exercise for elderly and mobility-impaired people

So many magazines, TV programmes and newspapers tell us that physical activity is vital for our health and wellbeing. The problem is that disease, disability and dementia can make it difficult to exercise. However, you can live an active life…

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Nov 1, 2018 3 min
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Tips for keeping older people safe in winter

Crisp winter days can be beautiful, but the lower temperatures can be bad for your health. Figures show that winter weather can increase the risk of deaths from cold-related illnesses – and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. Higher numbers of…

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Sep 7, 2018 1 min
How do I pay for private care?

Five things that impact the cost of care

What are the factors that affect the cost of care? We’ve outlined five things that can impact the price – for more information, call a hometouch Care Advisor today. 1. Type of care Different types of care cost different amounts…

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Sep 6, 2018 2 min

What qualifications should carers have?

There are many things to consider when you are placing someone you love in the care of another person. Carers come from different backgrounds and have different levels of training, experience and qualifications. It can be reassuring to see letters…

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Sep 6, 2018 1 min
what impact does the time of year have on brain health?

Does our brain health vary with the seasons?

Dr Jamie Wilson, founder of hometouch: A study published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS medicine) covering more than 3000 people across the United States, Canada and France examined people’s cognitive function across the different seasons, and found that…

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Aug 31, 2018 2 min
hometouch founder, Dr Jamie Wilson

Dr Jamie Wilson on ‘24-hour care set to double’

The news Many will have seen the news today from the Lancet Public Health journal, that the number of people aged 85 and over needing 24-hour care is set to double. It also found the that the most “high dependent”…

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Jun 14, 2018 3 min
Loneliness in older people

Loneliness and depression in older people

Getting older can be difficult and lonely. The death of friends and loved ones can limit your social circle. In fact, nearly half of all people over 75 live alone. Disability, dementia or disease can make it a challenge to…

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Mar 5, 2018 2 min

hometouch’s Top 18 Gifts for your Elderly Mother for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday 11th March this year so just around the corner! We know that you’ll want to spoil your mum or grandma but might not know where to start, especially if they are elderly or need that extra…

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