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Got the Grandchildren this half term? Easy recipes to bake together

February 10, 2017 11:40 am

With schools up and down the country breaking up for the February half-term, many Grandparents will be preparing to pick up the child-care gauntlet and spend some quality time with their beloved Grandchildren. Entertaining the kids can be difficult at the best of times – let alone in soggy, sub-zero temperatures. But everyone enjoys a sweet treat, and baking is the perfect opportunity to introduce your Grandchildren to the kitchen and the joys of cooking from scratch. Plus it gives them the opportunity to get their hands dirty and make lasting memories with Nan or Grandad as they do. Here are some easy recipes to try out this Half Term: Crispy Chocolate Squares Ingredients 4 Mars bars (or chocolate bars...

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Older Women Should Stay Active to Avoid Risk of Ageing Body Cells

January 19, 2017 4:53 pm

A sedentary lifestyle in older women ages their body cells, research suggests. It has been reported that women who have an inactive lifestyle have faster-ageing cells than women who exercise everyday. Women who lead a sedentary lifestyle have faster-ageing cells than those who exercise every day, research suggests.  1,500 women aged 64 to 95 participated in research that found those who spent the majority of their day sitting and exercised for less than 40 minutes a day had cells that were biologically eight years older. As people age, their cells age, causing DNA protectors to shorten and fray. But health and lifestyle factors may speed up the process, researchers from California have revealed. It is important to keep active and...

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How to Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe this Winter

January 18, 2017 4:23 pm

The winter months bring lots of challenges to the elderly. Ice, snow and cold weather can drastically increase the chances of falls and illnesses. With this current cold snap showing no sign of ceasing , here is some helpful advice for preventing common winter dangers that the elderly face. Avoid Slipping on Ice Icy, frosty roads and pavements make it easy to slip and fall, and unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence for senior citizens, especially during the winter months. Often these falls can cause major injuries such as hip and wrist fractures that lead to stays in hospital as older adults take longer to recover from such injuries and can face complications. Make sure your loved ones wear shoes...

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Does Your Loved One Need Additional Support?

January 4, 2017 4:47 pm

  For many the festive period can be the catalyst to making life-changing decisions, usually born out of spending an extended and intense amount of time with loved ones. It can be difficult to decipher if an elderly friend or relative is coping and when is the right time to consider additional support to improve their quality of life. If you visited a family member over the Christmas and noticed the following issues it may be time to address your concerns and explore ways to rectify them: Spoiled food that doesn’t get thrown away Missing important appointments Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility Uncertainty and confusion when performing once-familiar tasks Noticeable decline in grooming habits and personal care Forgetting to...

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Elderly people who exercise ‘live five years longer’

November 29, 2016 5:15 pm

Studies last year found regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking. The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary. Julie Ward, from The British Heart Foundation, has said: “Regular physical activity, whatever your age, is beneficial for your heart health and ultimately can help you live longer. “However, our latest statistics show that nearly half of people in the UK do no moderate exercise whatsoever – a rate higher than many European countries. “Our message is that every 10 minutes counts and that making simple, more active changes to your daily routine can...

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10 Must-Have Conversations With Elderly Parents

November 28, 2016 3:55 pm

While our parents are still in good health it can be very easy to not discuss difficult yet vital subjects with them. Planning for the future is crucial to ensure your parents future care wishes are taken into account, and that they have the opportunity to express these wishes while they are able to do so, and in good time to put them in place when the time comes. The team at My Ageing Parent have compiled a list of the ten questions you and your loved ones should be asking. Have they thought about how to keep active and busy ? Many of our parents have active, busy lives. But for those retiring a huge part of their life that...

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Study Finds Older People Want To Live In Own Homes

November 24, 2016 1:06 pm

A new study has found that the majority of older people want to stay living in their own homes particularly because they like the location of their home. The report also says there is a gap in the housing and support options for older people, between remaining at home and going into a nursing home. This unfilled gap represents a potential housing market worth up to£25 billion. It says other housing options, with varying degrees of care built in, will be needed for a growing ageing population. The report says the proportion of the population aged over 65 will increase from the current figure of 13 per cent to 25 per cent by 2046, while the number of over-80s is...

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Jean Dawson says it’s yoga, which she started aged 67, that’s helped her to reach her 100th birthday!

February 24, 2016 1:12 pm

Jean first started yoga after seeing an advert in her local area. She credits yoga with changing her life, saying that it has “helped cure aches and pains.” Aside from easing pain, Jean also says the yoga has helped her posture, balance, concentration, flexibility and stamina. Attending regular classes also means Jean has made some great friends. According to Jean’s yoga instructor, Christine, Jean is a role model for others – proving to everyone that if she can do it, so can they. Jean added that it’s about doing what you can, “A few years ago, I could do all the handstands and everything but I have to stop doing those now due to my blood pressure, but yoga has...