Mood boosting foods for the elderly

A good way to boost your mood is through the food you eat and making sure you include lots of lovely nutrients in your diet. Many elderly people might be feeling a bit low at the moment. Being cooped up indoors, unable to socialise and see people as much as they usually would do. Levels […]

How fish could help reduce risk of dementia

We believe it’s extremely important that the elderly stay well hydrated and eat the right meals to ensure they get all the nutrients they need. We have previously blogged our top tips for the elderly to eat well as well as listing lots of food items that should be incorporated into their diet (garlic, bananas […]

The importance of vitamin D for people with dementia

Do you often feel more cheerful after you’ve been outside on a sunny day? If so, it’s because you are getting some much needed production of vitamin D, otherwise known as ‘the sunshine vitamin’, from the sunlight on your skin. Low levels of vitamin D can cause low moods, fatigue and even depression, so it’s […]

Tips for people with Dementia to get a good night’s sleep

People with dementia can often have trouble sleeping or suffer from a disturbed sleeping pattern, which can impact on them, their day and the people around them. Some people with dementia may even sleep during the day and be unable to get to sleep at night or they might wake in the night and feel […]

The benefits of singing for the elderly

Do you ever find yourself singing a couple of lines of your favourite song and instantly feel your mood picking up? That is because singing directly impacts the emotional regulators within the brain and releases chemicals such as dopamine, which make us all feel happier. There are many benefits to singing, especially for the elderly. […]

Home aids to help elderly retain independence

We think it is so important for the elderly to be able to remain in their own home when receiving care as it does wonders for their independence and state of mind. There are small things you can do around an elderly loved-one’s home to adapt it for their old age, such as installing hand […]

Beat social isolation by volunteering

It’s not too late to make a New Year’s resolution, so why not take up volunteering in your local community? It is a good way to stay healthy as getting out and about is a great form of exercise, no matter what age you are, and the sense of fulfilment is good for the mind […]

Advice for elderly drivers

According to the charity Independent Age, 91% of older drivers believe they would lose their independence if their driving licence was taken away from them. Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said: “For many older people, being able to drive means so much more than just being able to get out-and-about. “Whether it’s keeping […]