According to charity Age UK, approximately 200,000 elderly people will spend Christmas Day alone this year. The research has also led to Age UK estimating that there are, in fact, a lot more people who aren’t looking forward to the festivities, estimating over three million older people view the holidays with trepidation. This is largely because it brings back too many memories of happier times and loved ones who are no longer with them.
This year on Saturday 12th October, we mark World Arthritis Day. Supported by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), World Arthritis Day provides a platform for those suffering with the life limiting condition to make their voices heard and exact meaningful change.
Everybody loves chocolate and now we have a worthwhile excuse to fan the flames of the relationship. The iconic chocolatier Cadbury Dairy Milk has teamed up with Age UK, the country’s leading charity working with older people, in a bid to help combat loneliness in our aging population.
When you’re looking for long-term care, it’s important to ensure you fully understand not only the type of support you’ll receive at your chosen care home but also the kind of lifestyle they can offer you.
Moving into a care home can be a difficult decision, especially with so many options available. When you have narrowed down your search, ensure you choose the right one to suit your or your loved one's needs by asking these 4 simple yet important questions that are often overlooked.