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What’s the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Heart Failure?
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What’s the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Heart Failure?

Heart attack and heart failure are two conditions that impact the heart. However, they are not the same thing, and there are several key differences between the two conditions.

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Arthritis and how to manage it
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Arthritis and how to manage it

Living with Arthritis can be challenging but there are still many things you can do to reduce your pain.

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How to reduce the risks of falls in the elderly
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How to reduce the risks of falls in the elderly

A third of people aged 65 and over, and around half of people aged 80 and over, fall at least once a year. Falling is a cause of distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and mortality.

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What are the Signs of Dehydration in the Elderly.
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What are the Signs of Dehydration in the Elderly.

Do you know if your loved one is dehydrated? The signs of dehydration may not be the ones you think. Learn how to manage hydration properly.

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Loneliness and social isolation in the elderly
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Loneliness and social isolation in the elderly

Loneliness and social isolation are increasing in the elderly. What does it mean and what can you do to help? Loneliness, unlike social isolation, is that ‘sense of suffering from being disconnected from other people’, which is different than social isolation which is simply not being around other people or not having close connections.

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10 ways to improve the elderly’s mental health
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10 ways to improve the elderly’s mental health

Mental well-being could not be more important for the elderly after the pandemic. Reduce their loneliness and encourage your loved ones to be connected and stay active.

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Activities and ideas for the elderly and those with dementia
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Activities and ideas for the elderly and those with dementia

There are so many more activities than you realise to keep your loved ones happy and mentally agile.

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Staying well this winter, defend yourself from colds and flu
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Staying well this winter, defend yourself from colds and flu

The best way for you to stay well is to do everything you can to prevent yourself from getting ill in the first place.

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Osteoporosis in the Elderly and how to prevent it
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Osteoporosis in the Elderly and how to prevent it

Osteoporosis is a disease which makes bones weak and fragile. The disease has no obvious symptoms, so many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they suffer a fracture.

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Loneliness in the elderly and how you can help
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Loneliness in the elderly and how you can help

The elderly are feeling especially isolated during the pandemic. Find ways to help and reduce their loneliness and encourage your loved ones to be connected and stay active.

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Good nutrition and eating well for the elderly
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Good nutrition and eating well for the elderly

Physical and mental changes can prevent us from having access to a healthy diet and also alter our relationship with food.

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Help with Incontinence
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Help with Incontinence

Problems with continence affect people of all ages and from all social backgrounds but are particularly prevalent amongst older people.

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Brain games for the elderly
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Brain games for the elderly

Playing online games challenges many parts of the ageing brain. Brain games range from those that sharpen your cognitive skills to those that are simply an easy and enjoyable way to pass the time.

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Supporting someone at the end of their life
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Supporting someone at the end of their life

End of life is a really difficult subject but is an important part of the care and support we offer to our relatives and friends.

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Tips on getting a good night’s sleep
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Tips on getting a good night’s sleep

Sleep is the most important thing we do for our health.

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Helping adults who show signs of depression.
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Helping adults who show signs of depression.

What are the best ways tro help adults showing signs of depression?

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How to Keep Warm in Winter
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How to Keep Warm in Winter

Severe cold snaps can have a dramatic effect on everyday life, especially for the elderly. Top tips to stay warm this winter.

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How do you know if someone has elderly malnutrition?
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How do you know if someone has elderly malnutrition?

It is easy to miss the signs of malnutrition in the elderly when most people are concerned about dieting. Often we do not realise that food issues have contributed to an overall gradual decline in health.

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What are the biggest challenges facing the elderly?
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What are the biggest challenges facing the elderly?

The elderly are not only concerned about their increasing frailty but often it's their whole well-being that is worrying.

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A simple smell test may help reveal signs of unhealthy ageing and frailty
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A simple smell test may help reveal signs of unhealthy ageing and frailty

This research adds to growing evidence of using smell tests as an integral part of clinical care for ageing people who may be cognitively impaired.

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Bad dreams in middle age could be sign of dementia risk
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Bad dreams in middle age could be sign of dementia risk

People who experience frequent bad dreams in middle age are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia later in life, according to new research.

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI’s) and the elderly
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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI’s) and the elderly

UTI's are a type of infection common among older people. It is usually caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract and can affect your bladder, uretha or kidneys. Why do you get it and what can you do to prevent it.

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Health challenges facing the elderly
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Health challenges facing the elderly

Since the pandemic, elderly people are increasingly worried about the deterioration in their health and are more fearful about normal life.

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