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The PIN to unlocking good health in older age

The PIN to unlocking good health in older age

February 15 2019

The Government is urging people to know their blood pressure and cholesterol numbers as well as they know their bankcard PIN numbers, as part of a bid to slash 150,000 heart attack, stroke and dementia cases over the next decade.

When our national obsession with Valentine’s can cause pain

When our national obsession with Valentine’s can cause pain

February 13 2019

 For the young and young at heart, Valentine’s fun can last all week, but a national dementia expert is advising people to be on hand for those who are liv

Advice on celebrating New Year when a family member, neighbour or friend has dementia

Advice on celebrating New Year when a family member, neighbour or friend has dementia

December 31 2018

Dementia experts at Care UK are advising families to re-visit the past this New Year, to benefit loved ones living with dementia – and to think twice about incorporating noisy fireworks into midnight celebrations.

Older people’s expert encourages families to create wishing trees

Older people’s expert encourages families to create wishing trees

December 31 2018

New Year’s resolutions often seem to close down avenues of fun, but for older people they can re-open the door to much loved hobbies or give them the opportunity to take on a new challenge

Could your neck reveal your likelihood of developing dementia in the future?

Could your neck reveal your likelihood of developing dementia in the future?

November 14 2018

Scientists at a London university have discovered that a simple five-minute test can reveal the risk of cognitive decline 10 years before the symptoms begin to show.

People who look after their heart health in their sixties are less at risk of dementia

People who look after their heart health in their sixties are less at risk of dementia

September 4 2018

According to researchers at the University of Bordeaux, adopting four simple health rules could protect you from developing dementia, even if you adopt the healthy lifestyle in your sixties - and in Care UK homes we are supporting residents to do just that.

Care UK does its bit for Dementia Action Week

Care UK does its bit for Dementia Action Week

May 18 2018

With Dementia Action Week fast approaching, Care UK homes across the country are running activities to help build awareness of this disease.

New French research further strengthens the links between alcohol and dementia

New French research further strengthens the links between alcohol and dementia

March 12 2018

A new study of more than one million people with dementia in France has raised further concerns about the part alcohol may play in the development of early onset dementia.

Watch the birdie – if you want to boost health and wellbeing

Watch the birdie – if you want to boost health and wellbeing

February 7 2018

It may not feel like it but spring is just around the corner. It is now time to think about how you can capitalise on the health and wellbeing benefits nature can bring for people living with dementia, and the people who care for them.

How high tech can make the holidays great for grandparents

How high tech can make the holidays great for grandparents

December 27 2017

An expert on wellbeing for older people is urging people to think how they can use technology to make Christmas and the New Year special.

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