Wellbeing

Wellbeing

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How to stay healthy?

A good way to stay healthy in your later years is to adopt a holistic approach to your wellbeing. By focusing on your physical, mental and emotional health, you can age well. The benefits of healthy living include improved physical movement, greater brain health, increased energy and vitality, better emotional... Read More
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Septicaemia signs and symptoms

Septicaemia is a serious medical condition that occurs when the body's immune system overreacts to an infection. This can trigger widespread inflammation throughout the body and can lead to possible damage of organs and tissues. You can contract septicaemia from a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection that starts in one... Read More
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What is the concept of ageing well?

Through an examination of the lifestyle of the longest living people of the world’s Blue Zones, journalist and explorer Dan Buettner found that they shared nine healthy habits. Try to incorporate these habits into your life to help improve your health, happiness and age better. The ‘live better for longer’ concept... Read More
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Days out for your elderly loved one in England

Our guide to finding the right place to take your elderly loved one We've compiled a list of our favourite places close to Cranleigh and Horsham that are accessible to those in their later years or people with mobility issues. Many of the places below are also dementia friendly and... Read More
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How to make your space dementia friendly

Dementia is not a consequence of growing old but the risk of having dementia increases with age. Most people affected by dementia are over 65, but there are many people younger than this. Age Uk Dementia care is a huge part of the care services Bright Care provide, so naturally,... Read More
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Top tools to help older people live happily at home

Sometimes it can be the simplest of tools that can make all the difference We recently asked our companion carers and clients to tell us about the products which have helped those in need of care to live happily and independently at home. Here we detail their top tool and... Read More

How to spot signs of decline in a loved one

There are many small signs of decline which might signal the need for extra help if spotted in an elderly loved one. It is vitally important to take action if you see these signs. Below are a few key things to look for: 1. Daily Tasks Signs of decline in... Read More
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Days out for your elderly loved one in Scotland

Finding the right place to take your elderly loved one doesn't have to be a challenge We've compiled a list of our favourite places in Edinburgh and Glasgow that are accessible to older people or people with mobility issues. Many are also dementia friendly and can offer additional support to... Read More
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Days out for loved ones with dementia: our top tips

The thought of taking an elderly person or a person suffering from dementia doesn't need to be daunting Where should you go? Will they enjoy it? Will there be sufficient facilities? Is the venue accessible? These are all very valid concerns and things that should be considered when planning days... Read More
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A brief guide to good nutrition for elderly people

As we move through the decades of life our nutritional requirements change The degree of change will be driven by lifestyle, nature, genetics and to some extent, luck. The way in which we have lived throughout our lives will also have an impact. Taking these factors into account allows us... Read More