The Elder Magazine
How can caregivers overcome sleep problems?
We asked Channel 4 sleep expert Stephanie Romiszewski about the impact of poor sleep, and how caregivers can break unhealthy sleep cycles.
The therapeutic power of gardening: Advice from Thrive
The therapeutic power of gardening: Advice from Thrive We recently asked Thrive – a national charity that uses gardening to improve wellbeing – about the therapeutic power of gardening, and how we can help older people make the most of their gardens this spring. It probably won’t come as much of a surprise that spending […]
The Cares Family on the power of intergenerational friendships
The Cares Family on the power of intergenerational friendships Loneliness is on the rise, and not just among older people. We recently spoke to The Cares Family, an organisation that connects younger people to older neighbours, to find out more about the benefits of spending time with someone from a different generation. From friendships that […]
Eating well in colder months – 4 tips for older adults from a nutritionist
Eating well in colder months – 4 tips for older adults from a nutritionist As the temperature drops it can become a bit more difficult for older adults to maintain a healthy diet. The pull towards more comforting foods, seasonal cold and flu, or simply fewer trips to the shops because of poor weather conditions […]
Improving dementia support in Black communities
Improving dementia support in Black communities Interview with Feyi Raimi-Abraham, from The Black Dementia Company After discovering a lack of dementia resources for people of African or Caribbean heritage, Feyi Raimi-Abraham started The Black Dementia Company in 2020. Feyi is now leading the way with specialist reminiscence products, and driving important conversations within health and […]
Reversing the de-conditioning pandemic, interview with Nancy Farmer of ElWell
Reversing the de-conditioning pandemic and helping older adults to get moving, interview with Nancy Farmer of ElWell With research from Age UK revealing that 1 in 5 elderly people felt less steady on their feet after the first UK lockdown, we spoke with Nancy about the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults’ mobility. […]
Interview with Adam Hillier, Head of Care Service Operations, Health & Care, Legal & General Retail Retirement
We spoke to Adam Hillier, Head of Care Service Operations, at Legal & General Retail Retirement on being more proactive about financial planning for later life and care needs.
Interview with Self Directed Futures founder Chris Watson, on the personalisation of care
Chris Watson has over 21 years of experience working across the public and voluntary sector, in the fields of health, social care, and community development. He founded Self Directed Futures in 2018, and today, works with Local Authorities to open up choice and creativity within the care space, empowering people to have more control over how care is delivered.
Can leisure activities protect you from dementia? Interview with Pamela Almeida-Meza
In the UK, one in 14 people over the age of 65 are living with dementia, and this number is rising. While there’s no cure yet, researchers are investigating ways we can prevent, or at least reduce, the likelihood of developing dementia and dementia causing diseases.
Does eating bacon really increase dementia risk? Interview with Huifeng Zhang and Janet Cade
The global incidence of dementia is rising, and exploring new ways of preventing the disease has become a scientific priority. Lifestyle and dietary factors regularly come under the microscope, but concrete evidence on what we should or shouldn’t be doing to lower our risk is often difficult to pinpoint.