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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.

Dementia - Learning more

Have you heard people say, "They have Alzheimer's Disease not dementia"? Dementia is an umbrella term for many disorders that

Chickenpox and shingles

Have you ever had chickenpox? If you have, did you know it is the precursor, or that it starts you down the line to potentially getting Shingles later in life? Herpes Zoster, or Shingles, is when the chickenpox virus does not completely disappear from the body, but stays dormant in the nerves close to the spine. As a person gets older (usually over 40), and often when stressed or when the body is already under fire from other disease processes, the virus can reappear in the f