Top tips for a socially-distanced picnic

July is National Picnic Month and with Coronavirus restrictions slowly lifting, we’re currently allowed to enjoy time with members of one other household outside, at a distance. If you or a loved-one are mobile enough and feeling up to it, a picnic is a great way to make memories together. Spending time somewhere that isn’t […]

Gardening during a pandemic – saving and re-using water

If you’ve found a new love for gardening during the pandemic, it doesn’t have to stop as restrictions continue to lift. Ensuring all your plants get enough water is a big job and we should all be conscious of our water usage in the home. We’ve put together some top tips on how you can […]

Telephone calls with someone with dementia

At the moment, you may not be able to see your loved-one with dementia as often as you would usually. There are lots of different ways you can communicate with others during the pandemic, however these might be too complicated for someone with the condition. You may need to stick to an ‘old fashioned’ telephone […]

New radio station for people with dementia

The current pandemic has been tough for everyone, but especially people with dementia and their carers. To brighten people’s moods during these times, Music 4 Dementia, has launched a new, free radio station. It is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. There is a ‘mix station’, playing classics from multiple eras. Listeners can also choose from four other […]

Age UK launches Friend in Need service

We’re thrilled that Age UK has launched its new Friend in Need service for the people of Wales who are aged 70-years-old and above. The service provides free telephone friendship calls for people across the country. Services like this are especially important after the Coronavirus pandemic, when many elderly people have been isolated. They haven’t […]

Tips for elderly to stay hydrated

Dehydration is a common cause of hospital admissions in older people, so it’s important to stay hydrated and therefore healthy if you’re staying at home. Complications of being dehydrated include constipation, pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections and dizziness. People over the age of 65 are more likely to become dehydrated as our sense of thirst […]

Gardening during a pandemic – jobs for June

As part of our gardening series and to get people into the garden during these uncertain times, we’re bringing you our top jobs to do in June. There’s lots to be getting on with and the weather has been very favourable recently too. We would advise wearing sunscreen if you’re going to be in the […]

Stay vigilant for signs of dementia

We have all been so consumed by the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic, that we may not have noticed signs of dementia in our loved-ones. There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. More than 209,600 people will […]

Maintaining a good diet during lockdown

It’s important for our physical and mental health, especially during the current lockdown restrictions, that we maintain a good diet. Here are some of our top tips to help you: Plan ahead Planning meals in advance helps you to stick to the healthier and more nutritional options. If you don’t plan ahead you will more […]

Feeling lonely during lockdown

If you live alone, it is completely understandable that you might be feeling lonely at the moment. It’s natural when you’re feeling lonely to seek comfort from others, but with social distancing rules, this is difficult. According to the Campaign to End Loneliness, there are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK. The […]