“I don’t need that yet” – sure about that?
People often don't think about needing care in the future. But planning is now essential with rapid changes in how are is provided impac
Swallowing difficulties for people in their later years can lead to serious consequences to their health, like aspiration and malnutrition.
Falling over is often a laughable moment in TV programmes and family video nights, but for people in their later years, they're not so funny. Falls account for significant levels of disability, loss of independence and hosptialisations in older people. Many of them are preventable. Balance is a big problem for a lot of older people. Their balance systems in their ears and vision might not be as effective. Muscles and joints that don't work so well or respond as quickly when t
Do you take more than a few medications? Have you been taking some for many years in the same way? Do you remember what you take all of them for? When a person is in their later years, their body changes in so many ways. The way the older person's internal processes work also changes. This means the way the chemicals in medications interact in an older person's body can mean medications are taken up faster or slower, or they have greater interactions with each other. This can