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How to support the elderly now COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
As England moves out of lockdown, many people are looking forward to regaining a sense of normality. However, for the elderly, the world may become a more worrying place once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Your July Newsletter
Welcome to your July newsletter 30 July International Friendship Day Celebrating friendship – Patricia and Rose’s story Often a carer becomes more than a source of support, they become a life-long friend – someone to open up to, and enjoy life with. We’re celebrating these unique bonds with the story of Patricia and her carer Rose, […]
9 Summer activities for the elderly
When the sun is shining, there’s no better place to be than outside. However, for elderly loved ones with limited mobility, long-term health conditions, or dementia, it can take some preplanning and creativity to enjoy summer safely.
This month we’re celebrating diversity and inclusion, with insights and advice on ending elderly loneliness, how we can overcome the issues around LGBTQ and ageing, and we’re also sharing a message of thanks to inspiring carers up and down the UK.
Mental Health Week: Tips From the Elder team
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event, taking place this year from 10-16th of May. It’s an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health, and share help and advice. We spoke to our own mental health team at Elder, a collection of trained mental health first aiders, coaches and individuals passionate about supporting others, to provide some of their top tips for better mental health.
The benefits of walking for older adults
Walking is widely considered to be one of the best, yet underrated forms of exercise – especially for the elderly. As we grow older, we may become less mobile, our balance may start to decline, and painful conditions like arthritis can make it harder to stay active. As a low impact exercise, even a short walk at a gentle pace can give the body a full work out, with very little risk of injury.
Spotting signs of loneliness in the elderly
Loneliness is one of the biggest health crises facing older people today, and according to Age UK, over a million elderly people go for a month or more without speaking to a friend or family member. However, elderly loneliness can affect those with a network of support around them too.
7 different ways to cope with stress
There are many things in the world that cause us stress, from small annoyances like travel delays, to big life changes such as moving house. Relationships, illness, and generational challenges such as the changing needs of an elderly parent, can all cause worry.
Myths and facts about Parkinson’s disease
18,000 people a year are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, however there’s still a lot that people don’t know about the disease. For those living with Parkinson’s, separating the myths from the facts can be a big challenge. So, from causes to treatment to quality of life, we’ve answered some of your common questions.
International Women’s Day: The incredible role of women in care
The care system, like elsewhere, is full of incredible women doing truly remarkable things. In our hospitals, our care facilities and the homes of the most vulnerable in our society, women are the backbone of the system.