News

Dementia Awareness Week 2015

18 May 2015

Monday 18th May – Sunday 24th May is Dementia Awareness Week in the UK, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia is a collection of symptoms that are caused by damage to the brain and whilst it is widespread in people over 65, it can also affect younger people. In the UK, there are around 800,000 people with dementia and over […]

Read More

New guidelines to improve care for people at the end of life

18 Feb 2018

The National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched the first guidelines for the NHS on improving care for people who are in their last days of life. The guidelines aim to put the dying person at the heart of decisions about their care, so that they can be supported in their final days in accordance with […]

Read More

The importance of exercise as you get older

02 Aug 2018

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older. Many adults aged 65 and overspend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They’re paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, […]

Read More

Alzheimer’s disease

21 Sep 2018

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to increase your risk of developing the condition. These include: […]

Read More

Can dementia be prevented?

22 Jan 2019

There is no certain way to prevent all types of dementia. However, a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk of developing dementia when you are older. It can also prevent cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and heart attacks. To reduce your risk of developing dementia and other serious health conditions, it’s recommended that you: […]

Read More

Stay active over 65 for healthy bones

02 Feb 2019

It’s true that our bones tend to lose strength as we get older. But even in later years there is plenty we can do to slow down bone loss and avoid the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. In general our activity levels tend to drop as we get older. You may feel you don’t have the energy […]

Read More