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80% of elderly people with depression can be helped

One in five elderly people living in the community is living with depression. Although there has been some stigma attached to depression in the past, awareness and understanding of the condition has improved over recent years.

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16 May 2011

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The benefits of elderly care in the home

Most elderly people want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible, yet often they are placed in residential care homes when it isn’t really necessary. Fortunately, awareness of the services provided by home care companies is growing.

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14 May 2011

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Over 90% of strokes occur in the elderly: what are the risk factors?

Every five minutes, someone in the UK has a stroke. Even though strokes can happen to anyone at any time of life, most strokes occur in elderly people. Of the 130,000 people who have strokes in England and Wales each year, only 10,000 occur in people under retirement age.

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12 May 2011

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Care at home for elderly couples

Couples who reach an elderly age together are in a fortunate position and one where the expectation is to be able to enjoy their senior years together, relaxing, enjoying each other’s company and taking pleasure in the pastimes they have always wanted to enjoy.

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12 May 2011

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The benefits to the medical profession of home care

Whether an elderly person is infirm, struggling with mobility, living with a complex condition such as dementia or simply in need of some company, the services and support of a live in professional carer can make all the difference. It can make a difference to the lives of the friends and family of the person in question, too

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05 May 2011

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New guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease

One of the most concerning aspects of Alzheimer’s disease for those living with the condition, their families and their home care companies is the absence of a definitive cure.

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01 May 2011

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An overview of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s Awareness Week, organised by UK charity Parkinson’s UK recently took place (11th – 17th April 2011). It is designed to raise awareness of the condition and reassure and support people

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25 April 2011