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How Older People Can Look After Their Mental Wellbeing During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has caused anxiety and uncertainty amongst many. Particularly those of an older age, or those with underlying health conditions. It is important to look after your mental health as much as possible, though many find this challenging.

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Healthy Eating Tips for Older People

Nutrition is hugely important no matter what our age.

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The Most Common Memory Tests for Dementia

The term ‘dementia’ refers to a set of symptoms that an individual experiences when their brain is damaged by certain conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease or strokes. Memory loss can have a huge impact on somebody’s life, affecting their ability to carry out daily tasks, concentrate, or plan and organise their routine. Therefore, it is important that the signs of dementia are recognised and addressed as soon as possible.

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Gracewell Healthcare Trials Social Care Recruitment App ‘Florence'

Gracewell has recently implemented the innovative tech-based social care recruitment app ‘Florence’ on a three-month trial basis.

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What is a Hospice? About Hospice Care

Sadly, end-of-life care is sometimes the best option for an older person living with a serious illness. There are many things to consider when deciding the type of end-of-life care to go forward with, including potential treatment, how long a person has to live and the preferred care environment.

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Five of the Best Forms of Exercise for Older People

Keeping active is hugely important, whatever your age. At Gracewell, we have a daily activities programme, which includes different exercise and fitness options.

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What is Palliative Care?

If either you or a loved one is faced with a life-limiting illness, you may encounter the terms palliative care or end of life care. But what is palliative care and how does it differ to end of life care?

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Dementia: What is Korsakoff’s Syndrome?

Korsakoff’s syndrome is a non-progressive example of a dementia. It is a form of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD), which results in a chronic memory disorder. It is less common than other examples of ARBD, including alcoholic dementia, and is made up of two separate, but related issues: Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) and Korsakoff’s psychosis (KP).

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