Blog posts of '2015' 'October'

Dementia - Its Impact & Effects
Dementia currently affects an estimated 800,000 people in the UK and the number of cases is increasing significantly each year. By 2040 this figure is expected to have doubled. The symptoms of dementia may include memory loss and even difficulties with thinking, talking and problem-solving. According to the Dementia Services Development Centre, the main four problems in Dementia are...
Keeping warm and staying well this winter
Are you over 65 or do you have a long-term condition? As the winter months approach, it’s time we gain knowledge and prepare for the impact these cold and potentially life threatening months hold in store. Age UK estimates that as many as 25,000 over 65’s could die unnecessarily because of the cold weather, amounting to 206 deaths a day or one death every seven minutes. The charity also found that 35% of elderly people were worrying about being able to keep warm at home during winter due to the high energy costs.
Posey Fall Management Kit
Around 35% of over 65’s will fall in the space of a year, and that figure rises rapidly to approximately 50% for those aged 80 and over. Falls destroy confidence, increase isolation and diminish independence. They can happen to anyone regardless of age or medical condition. Many falls are caused by a mixture of factors such as slips and trips, reduced mobility, age or being on medication.