Your health should always be your top priority, especially as we get older. However keeping fit and healthy is not always as easy as it sounds even for those still able to relatively easily maintain a good diet, take exercise regularly, get out and about etc. So, this section comes with the caveat that even small victories are worth celebrating (drinking a bit more water each day; regular trips out of the house) however resistant someone might be to taking better care of themselves – or being told to.
In this section we have identified the main illnesses affecting elderly people. We have signposted onwards to the best websites for information and help.
Doctor’s appointments, dentists, chiropodists, hearing and eyesight checks; the list goes on. How can you make yourself more aware of an elderly person’s health requirements? Read more…
An interest in food and drink is part of a healthy lifestyle, yet an incredible 1 in 3 older people admitted to hospital or a care home are suffering from malnutrition. Read about nutrition and hydration here.
Some people have been busy all their lives and don’t let a bit of frailty hold them back from continuing to enjoy life. Others find themselves stopped in their tracks…..our guide to keeping them active will help.
If you’re concerned about the contents of your Mum’s fridge, or have some top tips to help elderly people drink more, please join our Age Space Forum and tell us your experience.