The Importance of Self-Care for Carers (Infographic)

Caregiving is certainly one of the most fulfilling and rewarding activities a person can undertake, but every so often it may take a toll on the carer, who spends so much of their time attending to the needs of others that they may neglect their own wellbeing. Caregiver stress benefits nobody, as the carer’s passion is diminished, and the client is unlikely to receive the […]

The Importance of Self-Care for Carers (Infographic)

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What is Positive Ageing & How Can You Promote It?

    What is Positive Ageing? Positive ageing is an approach that recognises how our mindset and attitudes affect our physical and emotional wellbeing as we age. The Positive Psychology Institute defines it as, “The process of maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life as you age.” Many cultures still maintain negative ideas about ageing, […]

What is Positive Ageing & How Can You Promote It?

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How to Avoid & Overcome Loneliness in Old Age

At a recent NIC Talks conference, AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson revealed that 1 out of every 5 older adults suffers from social isolation, an issue that she described as “pernicious”. Elderly isolation can lead to serious health problems such as alcoholism, depression and malnutrition, with some older people potentially turning to drink as a coping mechanism or losing the motivation to prepare meals […]

How to Avoid & Overcome Loneliness in Old Age

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Recognising Depression in older people

  Depression in older people is sadly very common and, quite alarmingly, it tends to be routinely dismissed as an inevitable aspect of getting older, or perhaps our elders don’t recognise the onset of depression. The harsh reality is that many older people who live alone could be extremely depressed but, in their isolation, they have nobody to whom they can talk about it, or […]

Recognising Depression in older people

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As people get older, they may find it a lot more difficult to move around freely, and this reduction in mobility can hinder their independence. It is also likely to lead to a loss of self-esteem, as the person struggles to accept that they are no longer as mobile as they would like to be. Thankfully, there are numerous ways in which older people can […]

How to Maintain Mobility in Older People Video

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Healthy Nutrition for Older People

  It’s important for everyone to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, and especially so for older people whose bodies are naturally weaker. It can be challenging for an older person to eat right, though, as they may lack the desire or physical ability to cook a proper meal. In this case, it would be ideal for a younger relative to cook for their elders or […]

Healthy Nutrition for Older People

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