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Cancer Care For The Elderly

Cancer care for the elderly often includes company and medication management. Keep in touch in person, over the phone, or via FaceTime or Skype…    Cancer: Caring for the Elderly When a parent is diagnosed with cancer, their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing are affected. They may feel weak,...

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What Are The Most Common Cancers In The Elderly?

The most common cancers in the elderly are: Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, and Bowel Cancer. Find out how to avoid and recognise them. Common cancers in the elderly Cancer is a concern for people of all ages, but the disease is especially prevalent in the elderly. It’s...

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Cancer Care At Home

Having cancer care at home can involve medication management, home alterations, changing standards of home cleanliness, and ensuring a healthy diet. Find out more about the simple things you can do to make a big difference… Caring for an elderly relative with cancer Following cancer treatment, many people prefer...

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How To Care For An Elderly Parent With Cancer

Knowing how to care for an elderly parent with cancer does not come naturally. The key things are the simple things: communication, a healthy diet, physical support, and spending time together. Find out more… Caring for an elderly parent with cancer One in two people will develop some form...

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What Is Nursing Care For The Elderly?

Nursing care for the elderly is specialised care from a qualified professional, who knows how to treat certain medical conditions and/or maintain a medical appliance. Different types of care Care homes, residential facilities, nursing care, home care – when you’re struggling to find support for a relative the language...

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What Is The Sandwich Generation?

The Sandwich Generation is the group of people, usually aged 35-55, who are responsible for the care of both their children and their parents… find out more… What is the sandwich generation? Juggling the care of elderly parents with nurturing growing children can be a challenge. However, with the...

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What Does End of Life Care Mean?

End of life care means care for those who are approaching the end of their life, including their family and friends. It often means the treatment of symptoms and can extend to counselling and spiritual guidance. End of life care Nothing can erase the pain of facing the loss of...

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Heart Disease Warning Signs

Heart disease warning signs include: chest, arm, neck, and jaw pain, indigestion, sickness, sweating, a choking sensation and swollen ankles. Find out more… Scare stories from friends, family and the media about people who have suddenly dropped dead with heart disease can be frightening. Around one in ten people...

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Heart Attack In Women

Women often experience a heart attack in a different way to men, which often means they go untreated for longer. Find out more… What is a heart attack? When you think of a heart attack you may imagine someone clutching their chest and collapsing to the ground. However, the...

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How Heart Disease Affects Your Life

Heart disease can affect your lifestyle, including what you eat, how you exercise, what activities you do and what holidays you take. However, many people are able to continue with their lives, improve their heart health and live a fulfilling life. The effects of heart disease The impact of heart disease...