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...
How can you help someone with dementia tell the time?

How can you help someone with dementia tell the time?

We all check the time…all the time! Even if we don’t realise it. Knowing the time keeps us orientated through the day.   We check the clock to see if it’s time to get up in the morning, to check we’re not running late for an appointment. A quick look at the time tells...
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,...