Frail old people in England are being left to fend for themselves because government-funded care is being scaled back, a review suggests. The number of over-65s being helped by councils had fallen by a quarter in the four years to 2014
Too many people avoid talking about getting old, particularly conversations about end-of-life care, suggests a survey by a charity for older people. Although 82% of adults recognised it was important to talk to older relatives about issues of ageing, only a minority had actually had these conversations.
Exercise and physical activity are among the healthiest things you can do for yourself, yet some older adults are reluctant to exercise. Some are afraid that exercise will be too hard or that physical activity will harm them. Others might think they have to join a gym or have special equipment.
The next date for the Memory Café (in association with Home Instead Senior Care) at the Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East Old Windsor Day Centre is Friday 7nd October. The session starts at 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon. Address - Old Windsor Day Centre, Straight Road, Old Windsor, SL4 2RW. Refreshments and entertainment are available.
The Met Office forecasts day-time and night-time maximum temperatures which can be serious health consequences from too much heat and vulnerable groups are particularly at-risk in prolonged hot spells..