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New Year’s resolutions for the elderly

After such a difficult year, we are looking forward to 2021. Although we will still be seeing restrictions and lockdowns, January is still a good time to refresh and set some New Year’s resolutions. If you or an elderly loved-one are struggling with ideas, we’ve put some together for you: Do more exercise It is […]

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Reading can be good for your health

Reading is a fantastic hobby for people who are getting older. It can improve memory, reduce stress, improve sleep and delay cognitive decline. It can also transport you to different worlds in your imagination and will help you pass the hours by. Plus it’s a great distraction for many, as we’re all spending more time […]

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Rules for residents during local lockdowns

‘Local lockdowns’ are becoming more regular in towns and cities across the country. The rules can often be confusing, especially for the elderly. If you have one put in place in your town, so we’ve put together some handy pointers to you make sense of them. However, some rules may differ depending on location, so […]

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Staying positive during lockdown

For people of any age it’s extremely difficult to stay positive during such a worrying and uncertain time, and even more so for the elderly and vulnerable. We’ve put together some top tips on staying positive during the lockdown that you can use or pass on to elderly relatives, neighbours or friends. Stick to a […]

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Stay at home & take up gardening during Coronavirus restrictions

It’s extremely important that everyone stays at home at the moment and we’re huge supporters of this, so have tried to come up with some suggestions of interesting things for people to do. Now is the perfect time for people to take up a new hobby and we think gardening is a great place to […]

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How you can help elderly during COVID-19 outbreak

The government has asked the country to stay at home during the current COVID-19 crisis. This means any elderly or vulnerable people are now at home, potentially alone, for the foreseeable future. Research done by the Campaign to End Loneliness found that half a million older people already experience periods of social isolation. The COVID-19 outbreak […]

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We’re encouraging Wales to get birdwatching

We’re always looking for activities for our service users to take part in and we think the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, which takes place from January 25 until 27, is perfect. Birdwatching is not a physically demanding activity, so is ideal for those who are less mobile or housebound, but it is mentally very beneficial. […]

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Join in with the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

The world’s largest wildlife survey, the Big Garden Birdwatch, starts this month. It’s the perfect opportunity for you or an elderly loved-one to get involved with an easy activity that can be done from the comfort of your own home. If you’ve read our blog post, you’ll know all about the benefits of birdwatching for […]

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How people with dementia can continue to enjoy books

Reading is a great pleasure for many of us, allowing us to escape into another world for a couple of hours and it is great for cognitive stimulation and keeping our minds active, however for people with dementia it can become difficult due to changes in the brain. Interpreting visual information can be tricky and […]

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Mental wellbeing could be linked to improved brain health in later life

Mental health and wellbeing is a huge topic at the moment and there is lots being done to educate and help us all with processing our own thoughts and feelings. A new report launched by the Global Council on Brain Health has revealed that positive mental wellbeing is related to better brain health among older […]