Category: Elderly Health

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Diabetes and the elderly

  Diabetes doesn’t go away with age, but the challenges of diabetes do change with time. Does diabetes change with age? Diabetes is an ongoing condition, and with age the challenges of managing medication and nutrition increase. If you have an elderly relative or loved one with diabetes, you might...

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What are heart palpitations?

Palpitations, faintness and shortness of breath are the signs of a possible heart arrhythmia   An arrhythmia happens when the electrical signals regulating your heartbeat, malfunction. These malfunctions can cause irregularities or unusual rhythms in a heartbeat that should be stable. Arrhythmias can begin at any age, although they...

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Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly Anyone who has suffered with the burning agony of cystitis knows that urinary tract infections can be miserable, but in the elderly, they can be much more than a minor illness. Urine infections are common, so we often dismiss them as an inconvenience,...

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Hip Replacement Recovery

Our hip replacement recovery tips will help make your life a lot easier post-surgery.  Hip Replacement Recovery Tips A staggering 160,000 total hip and knee replacement surgical procedures are performed each year in England and Wales. The surgery can improve mobility, function and wellbeing but it can take a little...

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Flu Jab For The Elderly

Flu can spread around like wildfire in the winter. It’s more than just a cough and cold, in the vulnerable it can lead to hospitalisation, disability and sadly death. Why it’s important to book a flu jab The elderly and infirm are particularly at risk of contracting the flu...

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8 Elderly Nutrition Tips

It’s easy to pay attention to the obvious signs of ageing – frailty, memory problems, mobility issues leading to trips and falls. Less obvious but equally important is nutrition, and it can sometimes be the last thing we think of. Especially given that 5.4 million people in the UK...

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9 Good Ways To Stay Healthy in Old Age

Diet, vitamins, exercise and pre-emptive safety measures; here’s how to live a happier, healthier, longer life in your own home. Ageing is a natural part of life, and no matter how long we try and ward it off, it comes for us all. However, the mental and physical decline...