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Mental health and wellbeing

Maintaining mental health is just as important as physical health. Explore our advice and tips on socialising, staying active, and seeking help when needed to improve wellbeing in old age.

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Healthy lifestyle

Get advice for healthy living in later life - stay active, prioritise mental health and maintain a balanced diet.

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Medical conditions

Get expert advice and tips on staying healthy as you age. Our articles cover common medical conditions and offer insights on prevention and management.

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Over 850,000 people in the UK are currently diagnosed with dementia. Our guides and articles provide you with information to recognise the signs of dementia and support your loved ones who may be living with the condition.

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The features available with panic buttons for the elderly can vary, so it's important to find the right kind of personal alarm service for your needs, whether it's for yourself or a loved one.

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Have the freedom to maintain an active lifestyle, with reassurance help is available wherever you are.

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Elderly care experts answer biggest questions about mental health

Discover answers to important and frequently asked questions that provide vital guidance on mental health and wellbeing for seniors. These topics include coping with social isolation and dealing with the most common mental health issues for a satisfying life.

What factors are most important for wellbeing in older age?

To stay healthy and happy as you age, it's important to take care of yourself in different ways. This includes staying active, maintaining social connections, keeping yourself mentally stimulated, and finding balance emotionally. It's also important to take care of your financial needs and to remain independent while still having support and security. By paying attention to your physical, emotional, social, and psychological needs, you can achieve the best possible outcomes for your wellbeing in the long run.

What are common mental health issues in elderly?

It is not uncommon for elderly individuals to face a variety of mental health challenges. These may include depression, anxiety disorders, dementia, Alzheimer's, social isolation, loneliness, and sleep disorders. These conditions can manifest in many ways, and it is vital to identify them early and seek appropriate treatment to promote overall wellbeing.

What are the signs of poor mental health in elderly?

As we age, it's essential to look out for changes in behaviour or mood. Signs of poor mental health in the elderly can include feeling sad or losing interest in activities, avoiding social interactions, changes in sleep patterns, and memory problems. Encourage them to talk about their feelings and seek professional help if needed. Early detection and intervention can improve mental wellbeing.

How can people cope with social isolation in later life?

As we age, social isolation can become a complicated reality. However, there are ways to manage this situation healthily. One way is to stay connected through technology, such as video calls, social media, and online forums. Another option is to participate in virtual activities and support groups, which can provide a sense of community and belonging. Additionally, practising mindfulness, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises, can help reduce feelings of loneliness and improve overall wellbeing. It's important to remember that seeking help and support from friends, family, or mental health professionals is always an option if coping with social isolation or loneliness becomes too overwhelming.

Read Betty's story

My personal alarm provides me with reassurance - I'm 93 and don't have any family so my alarm gives me the confidence to carry on doing the things I enjoy.

How a Taking Care personal alarm helps Betty to remain active at the age of 93.

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Read Denice's Story

My personal alarm provides security and safety, allowing me to go anywhere and visit anyone. I know that, even if I felt poorly in the middle of the night, help will be available at the touch of a button.

How a Taking Care personal alarm helped Denise remain independent after a health scare.

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