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How important are eye tests for the elderly?

Find out more about the importance of eye tests for the elderly and the steps you can take to help your loved one maintain their vision for as long as possible.

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13 April 2017
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How gardening can improve elderly health

Find out how The Good Care Group helps older people continue to engage in the activities they love by calling on our friendly team.

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07 April 2017
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Why family caregivers need a helping hand

Explore how live-in care can support you as a family caregiver and help you spend more quality time with your loved one.

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01 March 2017
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Living well with Alzheimer’s: an introduction

Living well with Alzheimer's Disease is achievable with the right support in place. Find out how with The Good Care Group.

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24 February 2017
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Elderly couples living together: the importance of companionship

Find out why keeping elderly couples together is so important, and how live-in care can support both person's needs.

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16 February 2017
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How a live-in service enables personalised care

A personalised care strategy incorporates an individual’s personality, favourite activities and medical needs, to create a comprehensive care plan. They also adapt over time as conditions change.

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06 January 2017
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Overcoming age-related high cholesterol

High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are common among older people, and can lead to a range of serious health conditions

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27 October 2016
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How to stop older people becoming socially isolated

The effects of social isolation can be pronounced, and may lead to a decline in overall health and wellbeing, in addition to feelings of depression or anxiety

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20 October 2016
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Managing medication: a quick guide

Managing medication can become difficult as people get older. If left unchecked, this can lead to a decline in a person’s overall health and sense of wellbeing

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13 October 2016
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Dietary recommendations for elderly people

Managing the nutritional intake of an elderly loved one requires a comprehensive understanding of their dietary needs, as well as the time to provide sufficient support

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30 September 2016

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The Live-in Care Hub Promotes New Live-in Care Video

The Live-in Care Hub has produced a wonderful video that displays all the physical and emotional benefits of live-in care

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27 September 2016

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When the Concern is for the Carer – by Dr Rudy Capildeo, FRCP, Consultant Neurologist

John is 83 years of age, round faced, tanned, cheerful, smiling a shock of white hair and a slight roll as he walks. A picture of health, strong legs and a good gait, he always comes into the clinic room first followed his wife. She is 77 years, slim, even underweight, walking more slowly than John and the waddle in her gait is due to pain and stiffness in her right hip. John, my patient, always greets me with a cheery “Hello, Doctor”. I’m not sure if this is rehearsed in the waiting room or whether he is reminded on his way down the corridor by his wife, Maureen. The expected question from me is always followed by “very well, thank you Doctor”. The next question from me is hardly considered before he looks at his wife to respond. No recollection of their recent holiday. No idea of where we are today or, needless to say, time or date. Quickly, Maureen takes over, anxiety shown in the deep lines on her forehead. Her smile is there but weak and uncertain.

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20 September 2016