Elderly Care

The importance of exercise as you get older

02 Aug 2017

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older. Many adults aged 65 and overspend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They’re paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, […]

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: […]

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 […]

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

18 Feb 2018

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 […]

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 […]

Physical activity guidelines for older adults

19 May 2018

How much physical activity do older adults aged 65 and over need to do to keep healthy? To stay healthy or to improve health, older adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises.  The amount of physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age, older […]