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Help Prevent Dementia Patients From Wandering

Mental health groups across the world report that as many as 60%  of people with dementia, a condition with decreased memory or mental ability, will wander away and may get lost.

Easing the Burden of Family Carers

Approximately 274,000 family carers throughout Ireland offer home care to their ill, disabled or aging spouse, but often at the risk of stress-related conditions including anxiety, depression, headaches, backaches and sleep deprivation. Eventually, care for an ailing loved one can lead to burnout in which the carer is depleted physically, mentally and emotionally.

Pet Therapy Is Good for You

Your dog Rover has a new job. The growing field of pet and animal-assisted therapy is boosting wellness for those who need it most: the elderly, the hospitalised, and those needing at-home care.

How to Unearth Your Family Roots

Are you are curious about your family tree and want to know more about your roots? While it may feel like a daunting task, there are a number of ways to help an older loved one share your family history and lineage.

Managing High Blood Pressure With In-Home Care

To most of us, blood pressure is a bit of a mystery! We go to the doctor, the doctor puts a cuff on our arm, inflates it, listens, and jots down a set of numbers. Then we're told that everything is fine—or, if we are getting older, more likely we are told that we have high blood pressure, also called hypertension.

High blood pressure raises the risk of heart-related problems, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and even cancer. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tells us that more than 1,000 deaths each day are related to hypertension. Up to one-third of all American adults have this condition—yet only half of them have it under control. High blood pressure can be managed with a combination of medications and lifestyle choices such as a healthy diet, exercise, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol.

Eurostat - Strongest population growth in Ireland, Luxembourg, Cyprus and the United Kingdom

One person in eight aged 80 or more in 2060 The EU27 population is projected to increase from 501 million on 1 January 2010 to 525 million in 2035, to peak at 526 million around 2040, and thereafter gradually decline to 517 million in 2060. The EU27 population is also projected to continue to grow older, with the share of the population aged 65 years and over rising from 17% in 2010 to 30% in 2060, and those aged 80 and over rising from 5% to 12% over the same period.

Boosting Memory Power With Age

Exercising the brain throughout one's life is scientifically proven to preserve memory into older age.

Tips to Stay Socially Active as a Family Carer

Providing adult home care for your loved one is an invaluable commitment, but as a family carer, taking care of your own social interaction needs can become muddled in the day-to-day routine.

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