Benefits of holidays for elderly people with disabilities

A holiday can be a great way to rest, recharge the batteries and have fun. Age and infirmity do not have to be a barrier to having a holiday, but it can take a little planning and preparation. As spring turns into summer, our thoughts start to turn to the holiday season. A vacation can …

Treatment of dementia

Whether it’s caused by Alzheimer’s or vascular disease, a diagnosis of dementia can make the future seem bleak. Although medical science still hasn’t discovered a cure for the condition, there is now a much greater understanding of dementia and the treatment of dementia. Medications, lifestyle modifications and management can all make a difference. With care, …

Best food for elderly people with no appetite

Brain food
Food can be a source of joy as well as providing the fuel our organs and tissues need to survive. As we get older, disease, dementia and depression can suppress the appetite, making it a challenge to finish meals and nourish our bodies. Our diets provide the energy essential for life, protein to repair cells …

Is home care better than care homes?

Care homes, day care or home care? The choice can be confusing and, at a vulnerable time, many elderly people are frightened about the future. Different families have differing needs, but residential care is not the only alternative. Home carers can maintain your loved one’s safety, wellbeing and dignity in their own home. When a …

Elderly Diabetes Care

When a loved one has diabetes, it’s natural to worry that they’re getting the care they need. If arthritis or Alzheimer’s is making controlling their diabetes difficult, a carer can provide a helping hand. Elderly diabetes care Diabetes is a chronic condition which has an impact on your health, your lifestyle and your wellbeing, Healthcare …

How Diabetes Is Treated

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Diabetes is a lifelong condition that affects the body’s ability to control blood sugar levels. Find out more as to how it can be treated… The treatment of diabetes Discovering that you have a chronic condition can be frightening. Many people feel overwhelmed when they’re diagnosed with diabetes. However, there is no need to panic. …

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 bit of care and attention. Remember, the thought does count, but don’t bore her with …

How heart disease affects the respiratory system

how heart disease affects the respiratory system
Heart disease affects the respiratory system by causing irregularities in the way fluid is carried away from the lungs. Looking after your heart health is extremely important for your whole body, especially your lungs. Find out more. Heart disease and the respiratory system The heart and the lungs are intimately connected. Far from being independent …

How do pets help the elderly?

how do pets help the elderly?
Pets help the elderly by improving their mood, encouraging exercise, giving them something to focus on, and providing constant companionship. By receiving care at home, your loved one can keep their pet by their side. Do pets help the elderly? Pets can be cute, cuddly companions, but they have much more to offer than a …

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