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Advice on Taking Medicines Safely
Advice on Taking Medicines Safely
The importance of knowing why you have been prescribed a particular medication, how and when to take it and knowing about possible side effects and what to do about them....
Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease
How talking things through and preparing ahead are important if you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Getting your affairs in order and finding out about…...
Choosing Spectacles
Choosing Spectacles
Sooner or later most of us need glasses. This takes you through the procedure of the eye test and discusses the types of lenses available....
Coping With Depression and Anxiety
Coping With Depression and Anxiety
Some of the reasons why people who have retired and/or who are elderly can be at risk of suffering from anxiety or depression. Ways in which your own attitude, the…...
Dealing With Hot and Cold Weather
Dealing With Hot and Cold Weather
How the elderly often find it extremely difficult to deal with extremes of hot and cold weather. The reasons they are particularly vulnerable and some useful advice to…...
Dealing With Osteoporosis
Dealing With Osteoporosis
How osteoporosis can be extremely dangerous especially when you’re older and in relation to falls. The primary causes of osteoporosis and steps you can take to slow…...
Facts on Thyroid Disease and the Elderly
Facts on Thyroid Disease and the Elderly
Thyroid disease is very common in elderly people but a huge number of people, regardless of age, have this problem without actually being aware of it....
Falls and Injuries
Falls and Injuries
How falls and their related injuries are one of the biggest causes of accidents in the elderly. Reasons why the elderly can be so vulnerable to falls and what can be…...
FAQ: Dealing With Health Care Ageism
FAQ: Dealing With Health Care Ageism
Although ageism has been banned within sectors such as employment and education it still seems to exist within the health care sector and patients should complain if…...
Forgetfulness or More Serious?
Forgetfulness or More Serious?
Article looks at how aging affects the brain as we aged and when absentmindedness and forgetfulness are more than age-related...
Good Habits That Will Add Years to Your Life
Good Habits That Will Add Years to Your Life
Advice for retirees on making lifestyle changes designed to add years to their lives. Includes a listing of changes along with the expected benefits....
Health Insurance in Retirement
Health Insurance in Retirement
The advantages of private health insurance. What it does and doesn't cover and the role of the NHS within the whole healthcare spectrum....
Hearing Aids
Hearing Aids
As we age, many of us experience hearing loss. We might even need a hearing aid to help us. This guide tells you about hearing aids and how they can help....
Home Help for Older People
Home Help for Older People
Home help for older people - what services they can apply for and how to be assessed to receive the benefits....
Keeping Your Mind Active
Keeping Your Mind Active
keeping your mind active, stimulating your mind, brain stimulation, how to keep your mind ‘young’, counteracting memory loss, mental health when elderly...
Living With MS
Living With MS
The fundamentals of MS and the symptoms and how they manifest themselves. How to cope with both the physical and emotional aspects of the illness and how understanding…...
Managing the Ageing Process
Managing the Ageing Process
Things you can do to reduce the affects of ageing both physically and mentally and the importance of discussing any cosmetic treatments and hormone replacement therapy…...
Mobility Equipment
Mobility Equipment
Outlining the various kinds of mobility equipment and aids on the market. Things to consider when choosing a mobility aid and organisations that can help you....
Predicting Diabetes
Predicting Diabetes
How type 2 diabetes can be more easily predicted and how excess weight, poor diet and lack of exercise are the major factors. Ways you can reduce your risk from…...
Remedies to Cure Insomnia
Remedies to Cure Insomnia
Millions of people in the UK are affected by chronic insomnia yet many avoid confronting the issue or trying the many remedies and methods aimed at curing this problem....
Risk of Weight Gain in Later Life
Risk of Weight Gain in Later Life
An outline of the types of illnesses and ailments you are more likely to suffer if you are overweight in later life and why it’s important that you maintain a healthy…...
Typical Health Problems in Retirement
Typical Health Problems in Retirement
How the ageing process affects all of us as we become elderly and some of the more typical health problems that can occur as we reach old age....
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