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Dementia service launched

More help for people with dementia in Lancashire’s communities is to be made available by a leading home care company, as it unveils a dedicated dementia service. Lytham and Preston based Caring Hands Homecare has launched Dementia Plus as Prime Minister David Cameron ramps up efforts to tackle what he calls a national crisis and “shockingly low” awareness of the disease. ... ❯❯❯

Drug Abuse Treatment Options for Seniors

With advanced age comes a host of nagging physical ailments and an overall lessening of energy and mental acuity. But your golden years are supposed to be the time when you enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labors. Hopefully you’re surrounded by friends and family, with enough money in a pension and savings account to see you through the rest of your life without much stress. While senior... ❯❯❯

How to Keep Seniors Safe and Cool in the Summer Heat

“Fun in the sun”. It’s something that we all like to have during the summer months, but when it comes to seniors, the heat is not always as kind to them as we would probably like. As a matter of fact, there are many studies which indicate that the older a person becomes, the harder it is for their body to properly adjust to extremely hot temperatures. And, as the body is unable... ❯❯❯

Why Retirement Villages Can Make You Live Longer

Making the decision to move into a retirement village, or move a friend or family member, is a very important one, and there are a number of things to consider. Not only are there long term financial commitments involved, but there are also personal commitments too that need to be assessed before you make your choice. Investing in a retirement village is a lot different to buying a home, and... ❯❯❯

How to Select an In-Home Nurse for Your Aging Parent

Virtually all of us will face a time in our lives when we’ll have an aging parent and we’ll need to make some pretty tough decisions on what needs to be done in order to provide them with the best kind of care. If you’re currently going through this very thing and you’ve been thinking more and more about hiring an in-home nurse to care for your loved one, we have a few... ❯❯❯

5 Common Health Problems in Over-50s

Getting old is one of the few certainties in life, and as we head through middle age, various health problems become more obvious and occur more frequently. Even if we strive to live a healthy lifestyle with plenty of nutritious food and lots of exercise, some consequences of ageing are unavoidable.  But by recognising the common health problems in people over 50 and taking appropriate... ❯❯❯

What to do if you fall over in a Public Space

If you’re out and about in a public space, a trip or fall can be a traumatic experience. If the incident wasn’t your fault, and was caused by the negligence of another, it’s imperative to know what to do. Adhering to the correct guidelines could be the difference between having to put up with excruciating pain and knowing that the injury compensation you receive, by working... ❯❯❯

Mental Health Dementia Research Breakthroughs

New research to help life with dementia Dementia is an incredibly distressing condition, both for the person, often elderly, who is enduring it, and for their friends and family. As the illness progresses, the patient's memory can mean that he or she does not recognise even the most intimate members of their families. Now there is new hope, with research breakthroughs that may promise better... ❯❯❯

5 Ways Caregivers Benefit From Medical Alert Systems for Seniors

Whether you are a family member caring for an elderly loved one or a hired caregiver offering the services that will ensure your senior patients receive the support they need, providing round-the-clock care for someone dealing with physical or mental illness or even incapacitation can be extremely demanding. Although you certainly want to make sure that the seniors in your life are safe, healthy,... ❯❯❯

Dementia Research: There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel.

Research scientists in Britain are striving to rid society of Dementia. There are teams of scientists striving to develop preventative treatment strategies, to find new ways to diagnose the disease and ultimately, cure it. Top British scientists are pursuing groundbreaking, innovative research programmes and their goal is to rid the world of Dementia. Dementia is a general term for decline in... ❯❯❯