Spotting the signs of sepsis

Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is an overreaction by the immune system to an infection or injury. It can result from a chest infection causing pneumonia, a urine infection in the bladder, a problem in the abdomen such as a burst ulcer or hole in the bowel, an infected cut or bite, a wound […]

Living near busy roads could lead to developing dementia later in life

A recent global study has found a clear link between exposure to air pollution and developing dementia later in life. Researchers found that rates of dementia were more likely when people were exposed to two types of air pollutants over a long period of time, these pollutants are particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrous oxides (NOx). […]

Cadbury teams up with Age UK to tackle loneliness

Tackling loneliness and social isolation is important to us. We love to hear about any initiatives and ways that we and the general public can help. More than 1.4 million older people in the UK struggle with loneliness. 225,000 often go a whole week without speaking to anyone. Cadbury is donating the words from its […]

How you can show support during World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. It is an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia as two out of three people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. This year marks the 8th World Alzheimer’s Month and the month also incorporates World Alzheimer’s Day […]

#GetGardening – Making gardening easier for the elderly

Although autumn is fast approaching, there is still lot to be done in the garden at this time of year. As part of our #GetGardening series, we’ll be giving you lots of helpful tips and advice on what you can be planting during the cooler days of autumn and what jobs you can be doing […]

The importance of calcium in your diet

All of us need calcium to build and maintain healthy bones. The mineral also helps our heart beat, our muscles to contract and our blood to clot and the amount we need changes as we get older. As we age, our bone loss accelerates and conditions such as osteoporosis can develop if our bones are […]

The benefits of owning a cat for the elderly

Animals can play a huge role in anyone’s life, but particularly in an elderly person’s life as they can often be their only companion. It’s important than an elderly person is able to stay in the comfort of their own home, among familiar surroundings and with their beloved pets around them. Owning a pet can […]

Eating more eggs could reduce dementia risk

Having a well-balanced diet is extremely important, whatever age you are. A diet rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids is a must and you should always ensure you are getting a good amount of protein too as it can help energy levels. It’s important that your diet is varied and enjoyable, so including colourful […]

Keeping your garden secure

As many of our service users live alone, it’s so important that they feel safe and secure in their own homes. We previously shared our tips on keeping yours or a loved-one’s home secure, but as well as your home, it’s also important to remember to keep outside areas or gardens secure too. Barbecues, bird […]

The benefits of walking football for the elderly

Walking football is a widely recognised sport across the world and is ideal for older men or women to take part in if they love the game but don’t have the mobility to be running up and down a pitch. Instead of running, they can walk and help minimise any risk of injury. The rules […]