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  • Friday 29 August 2014

    The pros and cons of vitamin supplements

    Before encouraging your parent to take a supplement, it's worth taking a look at the evidence about possible health benefits and disadvantages. Read On
  • Thursday 28 August 2014

    Great gizmos to make life easier

    Here's a selection of some of the latest amazing gizmos we've tracked down to make everyday life easier for your parent or other loved ones.
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  • Wednesday 27 August 2014

    Unwell and off their food? How you can help

    Coughs, colds and other minor ailments can sap appetite and energy. It is important to encourage your parent or loved one to stay well-nourished to help them recover quickly. Read On
  • Monday 18 August 2014

    The benefits of exercise for older people

    When it comes to fitness, it really is a case of use it or lose it, so even the gentlest of exercise can bring huge health rewards.
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  • Friday 15 August 2014

    How to recognise care home abuse and how to stop it

    Stories of neglect, ill-treatment or abuse of older people living in care homes are frighteningly common. So how can you recognise when it is happening and what should you do about it? Read On
  • Tuesday 5 August 2014

    Carers should remember that prevention is better than cure

    Simple steps can be surprisingly effective in helping to avoid illness. Read On
  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    What you need to know about care home fees

    From April 2016 the state will make a bigger contribution to long-term care in England – but it's not that simple... Read On
  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    Useful links for carers

    You are not alone. The UK is fortunate in having a fantastic network of charities all ready and waiting to give you a helping hand. Discover some of what's available below. Read On
  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    Positive steps to help your relative cope better at home

    As the years go by, it may get harder for older people to deal with day-to-day living at home, but a few small changes can make all the difference.
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  • Monday 28 July 2014

    13 tips to help keep the mind sharp

    Living alone, being in a home, or simply not working or socialising as much as before, can all make it easier to become apathetic towards life. Here are some tips you can use to help your loved ones' minds stay sharp. Read On
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