Can grapes help protect against Alzheimer’s decline?

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A pilot study in America, at the University of California, Los Angeles looked at whether consuming grapes could help fight the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled stu...

Carers Week! 5 ways to regain your energy after carer burnout

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As a carer of a loved one your days are long and filled with responsibilities. Taking care of yourself is at the end of the list – and it stays there. You may feel run down, lethargic and like you are...

How families can benefit from respite care

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What is Respite Care? Respite care is a type of assistance that allows the family carer to take a break from looking after their loved one. This type of care focuses on helping family carers recharge,...

Arranging care from a distance

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We live in a mobile society and that means that adult children are not always going to live in close proximity to aging parents. That makes it difficult to make sure their daily needs are being met, e...

When to arrange home care services

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There is often a lot of resistance and hesitation when it comes to arranging home care services. Many people don’t like admitting that they need help with daily activities or personal care, and family...

Loneliness in Older People

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Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are lonely and cut off from society in this country, especially those over the age of 75. According to Age UK, more than 2 million people in England over the a...

Four fall prevention strategies for older people

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Falls pose one of the greatest dangers to an older person’s independence and self-sufficiency. Many people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times more likely ...