Blog archives: March 2016

Growing Concerns

Posted on: 30/03/2016

Growing Concerns

The UK is often described as a nation of gardeners, but could more be done to help older people with care needs, particularly those who may once have enjoyed gardening, to access gardens and gardening? 

The benefits of horticulture to people are well documented. As well as the obvious health advantages associated with physical activity and exercise, gardening is known to help tackle stress and depression. And a number...

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The dangers of malnutrition 

Posted on: 16/03/2016

The dangers of malnutrition 

Homecare as opposed to residential care for older people with care needs can have huge advantages. Done well it can help maintain independence, allow a person to remain in familiar surroundings (which can be especially important for those suffering from dementia), and can enable that person to stay a part of society with a diverse age structure. 

But there can also be dangers. According to Carers UK, 60% of carers worry about the...

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The value of arts and culture

Posted on: 02/03/2016

The value of arts and culture

The results of a survey commissioned by the Arts Council and published in January 2016 show that access to arts and culture can have a big impact on the happiness of older people, and could potentially help tackle key issues such as loneliness and isolation.

76% of older people say that arts and culture is important in making them feel happy and over half of those surveyed also say that arts and culture are important in helping them to feel healthy, get out and about, meet other people...

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