Loneliness In The Elderly And How To Prevent It

Loneliness In The Elderly And How To Prevent It

As more and more research proves how detrimental loneliness is to a person’s health, the number of people experiencing loneliness is rising. This is especially true for older adults and the elderly.  But we can combat loneliness and its negative impact on the...
Preventing Falls In The Elderly

Preventing Falls In The Elderly

More than 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 experience a fall each year. Unfortunately, in older adults, a fall can lead to broken bones, a hospital stay and can be the start of more serious problems. Falls can be a serious threat to the quality of life of older...
Dehydration in the elderly – What you need to know 

Dehydration in the elderly – What you need to know 

Dehydration can occur in anyone but the elderly are much more susceptible. The sensation of thirst can decrease, along with the natural change in water and sodium balance that occurs with age.  Here we will discuss the common reasons for dehydration in the elderly,...
Common Sleep Disorders in Older Age

Common Sleep Disorders in Older Age

As people age, sleep disturbances and a change in sleeping patterns are common. But poor sleep is not a normal part of ageing and shouldn’t be accepted as such. Poor sleep on a regular basis can lead to low mood, attention and memory deficits and daytime napping,...
What is Carer Depression?

What is Carer Depression?

Caring for a sick or elderly loved one can be such a rewarding experience. But it can also be very difficult, especially if you, as the carer, have little support yourself. In this scenario, you may find you have been caring full time with no break for a long time....