Who can have the Shingles vaccine? You are eligible for the shingles vaccine if you're aged 70 or 78 years old. You may then be eligible for a free shingles vaccination. There is a 1 in 4 chance of developing shingles at some point during your life. A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to people in their 70s. Shingles is usually an uncomfortable and painful experience, but for some people, it may lead to nerve pain that lasts f
Winter falls can have terrible consequences no matter what age you are – but there are some sensible steps you can take to help minimise the risks.
Whether you are young or old – each and everyone of us is at risk of slipping over in icy conditions.
However, whilst the young of us can break bones after the slightest of slips, trips or falls, the effects can be somewhat life-changing or even fatal for our elderly.
It's estimated that approximately 1 in 3 of people aged over
Shown below are just a few tips for people affected by diabetes to help manage the condition during the Halloween period.
Whether you are lucky enough to be going to a party (with or without your children). Or are accompanying your children 'trick or treating', it is important that people living with the condition know that they can still enjoy treats like everyone else, but they might need to plan for this in advance.
Hopefully the tips and advice shown below will help kee
Living over 100 miles away from your ageing family is now, it appears, the norm these days.
Looking after elderly parents is difficult enough, but when you don’t live close to them, such as being able to pop in whilst passing, it can create all sorts of logistical issues. And let's not forget the guilt, that you aren’t close enough to give them the care and attention that they need.
According to research from BUPA this has become a common problem for a lot of adults aged ov
Do you have arthritis? If you do, then you probably have stiff, painful joints and significant mobility and functioning issues. So if you do, always try and make your life easier by choosing the right furniture - for you.
As the outside world is not always equipped with your everyday needs in mind. However, you can be absolutely 100% sure that the furniture in your home is there for your needs and comfort.
The 2 rooms that you are likely to spend most of your time in are t
There are 850,000 people living with dementia today in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051. 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that's one every three minutes. 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia.
Too often, the needs of carers who are caring for those living with dementia can go unrecognised, taken for granted and dare I say it, even unnoticed. Additionally, family relatives who care for those livi
Eat and sleep properly and always stay hydrated. Without these, you won’t be able to handle all of the every day, ongoing challenges.
You are going to be in hospitals and GP surgery waiting rooms rather a lot. So also ensure you make time to go outside and get some fresh air to clear your head.
When friends offer you help, make sure you accept it. As there will be times when you will need it.
Spend as much time as possible with your friends. As a carer, you cannot just spe