“Shall We Make A Memory Box For Grandad?” Supporting Loved Ones Living With Dementia

“Shall We Make A Memory Box For Grandad?” Supporting Loved Ones Living With Dementia

If you are lucky enough to have elderly loved ones in your life, you’ve probably spent a considerable length of time talking to them about the past. Older relatives are our strongest connection to our history, and their stories and memories can be a source of delight and intrigue, revealing things about a yesterday we…

Obesity and the Elderly

Obesity and the Elderly

It’s National Obesity Awareness Week, and while it’s a fact that we as a nation are getting bigger, regardless of age, it’s also true that the range of health complications that go hand-in-hand with being overweight can pose even more of a risk to those of us who are older. Worldwide, 70% of people over…

Sepsis And The Elderly

Sepsis And The Elderly

Sepsis, sometimes incorrectly called blood poisoning, is the body’s life-threatening response to an injury or an infection. Most infections that lead to sepsis start in the lungs, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, or on skin, and if treatment isn’t immediately sought, sepsis can quickly cause tissue damage, organ failure, and even death. Who can be susceptible…