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....
Top Tips For Older Adults To Get A Better Nights Sleep 

Top Tips For Older Adults To Get A Better Nights Sleep 

Most adults over the age of 65 still need 7-9 hours of sleep each night to feel rested. However, as you age, your sleep patterns may change, and you may find you have difficulty staying asleep.   Regularly having poor sleep patterns can contribute to many...
How To Keep Mentally Active As You Age

How To Keep Mentally Active As You Age

As we get older it’s more important than ever to keep mentally active. Our brains lose neurons; the cells that send electrical impulses to and from the brain.  Neurons begin to die from ‘old age’ and are not replaced (although research suggests that the roles of...