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The Benefits of Pet Therapy

Many studies have found that animal assisted interactions with those with dementia improves their self-esteem and confidence. It’s common for people with dementia to find it useful to have routine in their lives. Dogs also thrive on having predictable routine, so will emphasise the routine, so this will give familiarity and sense of security. It […]

Dementia Friendly Activities

Having dementia doesn’t mean staying stuck at home watching a changing world go by. You can still go out and enjoy all the things you love. Keeping active both physically and mentally will help your dementia and improve your well-being. If you are caring for someone who has dementia then you can do it together […]

Bereavement Support

Losing a loved one is a very difficult time. There is no right or wrong way of grieving and everyone grieves in their own way. Bereavement has common symptoms: The feelings you have could come and go in waves and at times hit you hard, and this is ok and normal. There are 5 stages […]

Christmas Myths

Discover the truths behind common Christmas myths, from the debated birth date of Jesus to the origins of Santa’s red suit

Are You on Your Own This Christmas?

You might be alone on Christmas for different reasons and coping with loneliness can be difficult. What can you do to stop feeling lonely? This article dives into some suggestions. 

Volunteering in Ukraine by Nardia

In early July I decided to go and do some volunteering in Ukraine. I had been following Lviv volunteer kitchen on Twitter and had been wanting to help in person for a long time. Like many people, giving money no longer seemed enough, so I decided to give something more precious, my time.

Energy Saving Ideas

No one likes being cold or sitting in the dark, but energy bill prices are a real worry for so many people.

Here, we explore ways to lower your expenses, ensuring cost-effectiveness and help with reducing bills.

Dark Chocolate Easter Eggs for The Elderly

Dark Chocolate and flowers

There are many studies online that provide different nutritional guidance when it comes to improving and maintaining the health and general wellbeing of the elderly. As it is Easter, we wanted to draw your attention to particular good news about Dark Chocolate. Dark Chocolate for some people may be considered as a lavish and indulgent […]

TechFest65 tips – how to download an app from the Google Play store

Google Play is the official app developed by Google for Android mobile users and allows you to browse and download a range of digital media, from music and magazines to books and television programmes. You can either download the app to your phone or access the Google Play website here. So, to download an app […]

Visiting Winchester this Christmas with the elderly

christmas market in winchester

Winchester is an attractive city for Christmas shopping, with a selection of specialist retailers. You may find something special for a loved one or treat yourself to a coffee and cake at one of the many cafes and coffee shops. If you’re planning a shopping visit over the holidays with a friend or family member that […]

Steps To Manage Hearing Loss

Of the various types of hearing loss, few affect the more venerable members of society as age related hearing loss does. It is widely reported (source: Action On Hearing Loss 2005 survey) that 1 in 9 UK residents display signs of hearing loss, the largest number of which are in the over 65s. Although impaired […]

Improved Bus Travel For Visually Impaired

A new system is being implemented on Bluestar and Unilink buses in the Southampton and Winchester area, to make it easier for those who are visually impaired to access services when travelling. This could be particularly beneficial to those who are new to the Winchester and Southampton area. What is it? The new system that […]

Gout? Causing You Pain? What Can Be Done To Help?

Gout currently affects approximately 1 in 200 adults in the UK. It is generally more common in men than it is in women. Gout generally runs in families, and it most commonly affects people who are middle age. In the UK there has been approximately a 5% increase in the number of hospital admissions for […]

Loss Of A Partner? Who Can Help?

The loss of a partner can be a difficult time for anyone, and it create a lots of questions that need to be answered and tasks to be completed. Did you know: • In the UK the average life expectancy for women is 82.8 years, and for men its 78.8 years • You are not […]

Can Joint Replacements Keep The Elderly Active For Longer?

Joint replacement, though starting early, became available more generally in the 1960s with hip replacements followed by knee replacements. Ankle and shoulder replacements are now available. Due to increases in the elderly population and improvements in surgical procedures the number of joint replacements has been increasing massively and is set to carry on increasing. It […]

Could Poor Diet Be Causing Health Problems In The Elderly?

Diet plays a significant factor in daily life for everyone, this is because dietary choices can have a huge impact on our overall health and well-being. As we age it becomes increasingly important to watch what we eat in order to ensure that we are getting all of the nutrients that we need as is […]

Looking After A Loved One? Exhausted? Could Respite Care Help?

It is well known that in many developed countries in the World there is an increasing number of people living longer. As modern science enables us to live longer there are a lot of people living with long term health conditions; this puts a burden on families that often have to help elderly relatives. In […]