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Unpaid Carer's Leave

Unpaid Carer's Leave

Unpaid carer's leave in the UK is a crucial aspect of employment law that provides support to individuals who have caring responsibilities for a loved one. This type of leave allows employees to take time off work to provide care for a dependent without fear of losing their job. It comes into force on the 6th April 2024
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Latest advice on Ageing Well

Latest advice on Ageing Well

The Association of UK Dieticians has produced a handy guide for ageing well. This is based on a review of the evidence base by the University of Plymouth in 2021 bt the BDA Older people specialist group. 
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Informal Carers - Support for the Carers

Informal Carers - Support for the Carers

The dedication of family carers is truly remarkable. On average, family members spend around 19.5 hours per week providing care for their elderly loved ones. This amounts to a significant commitment of time and energy, often on top of their own personal and professional responsibilities.
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Time to become an influencer?

Time to become an influencer?

Move over, Kardashians! There's a new influencer in town, and she's bringing the heat (and the sauce). Meet the Buongiorno Nonna influencer, the Italian grandmother who is taking social media by storm with her mouthwatering recipes, heartwarming stories, and infectious zest for life. In a world filled with perfectly curated feeds and staged photos, Nonna is here to remind us that life is messy, imperfect, and absolutely delicious.
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Care Home costs soar - £70,000 a year

Care Home costs soar - £70,000 a year

A recent article in the Times Newspaper has highlighted the soaring cost of care homes in Scotland. 

Over the last decade the costs of care home places have risen by 80% many care homes are closing as they fail to make ends meet as many private care residents stay at home as long as possible.

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Vitamin D and Happiness

Vitamin D and Happiness

In the UK we generally suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency especially in the winter months. An elderly family member is likely to suffer if they are spending less time outdoors in the summer too. The UK recommended dose of Vitamin D taken either in food or as a supplement is approx 10 micrograms per day although recent research does suggest increasing this dose to 15 micrograms for those under 71 and 20 micrograms for those over 71.
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Dr Chris Whitty and Health in an ageing society

Dr Chris Whitty and Health in an ageing society

Most of our UK readers will associate Dr Whitty with the stream of press conferences during Covid, today he publishes the annual report on Health in an ageing society (link here).

We wanted to highlight some interesting research and observations from the report and help summarise for our readers. 

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Ready Meals delivered for elderly

Why Ready Meals delivered can really help an elderly relative

As our loved ones age, it becomes increasingly important to ensure they are receiving proper nutrition and care. However, with busy schedules and other responsibilities, it can be challenging to provide home-cooked meals for elderly relatives on a regular basis. This is where ready meals delivered can truly make a difference.
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Defeating Sarcopenia together

The Ultimate Guide to Fighting Sarcopenia

As we age, our bodies undergo various changes, and one of the most significant changes is the gradual loss of muscle mass. This age-related condition is known as sarcopenia. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of sarcopenia, its causes, symptoms, and potential prevention strategies.
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Keeping Loved Ones Safe at Home

Understanding Causes of Elderly Falls

As we age, our bodies go through various changes that can increase the risk of falls. Falls are a common concern among the elderly population, and understanding the causes can help prevent these accidents from happening. In this blog post, we will explore some of the main factors that contribute to elderly falls.
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Stay Hydrated, Stay Healthy

Dehydration in the elderly

Dehydration is a serious health concern, especially for the elderly. As people age, their bodies become less efficient at regulating fluid levels, making them more susceptible to dehydration. It's important to be aware of the signs of dehydration in the elderly so that prompt action can be taken to prevent further complications. In this blog post, we will discuss five common signs of dehydration in the elderly.
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Failty - The Silent Struggle in the UK

Frailty - identifying the issue

As we age, our bodies undergo various changes, and for some individuals, this can lead to a condition known as frailty. Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability to stressors due to age-related declines in physiological reserves and function. In the United Kingdom, frailty is a significant concern, particularly among the population aged 75 and above. This blog post will explore the impact of frailty on the over 75s in the UK, shedding light on the challenges they face and the importance of addressing this issue.
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