Influenza - influences your lifespan

Influenza in people in their later years is dangerous. Symptoms can be masked and the debilitating effects can make it hard for elderly peop

Tears over skin tears

Skin tears are painful and can lead to serious consequences. Care to prevent them and care to strengthen fragile skin can make a huge differ

Taking the Fall

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

A pill for every ill? Over-medication in your later years.

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

Community care: Where can I go?

This article lists some of the services you might be eligible for to support your later years in the home.