Wellbeing

Churches can aid people with dementia

CEO SPECIAL REPORT: My role as MMHS’s Chief Exec takes me on interesting explorations from time to time. Recently I had the pleasure of learning about the life-enhancing interplay between music and dementia. COMPLETE PRIVILEGE Having attended the main hearing of the House of Lords Commission on Dementia and Music chaired by Baroness Sally Greengross, I was invited to the ...
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What’s age got to do with it?

Meet the lay preacher who wrote a book at 100 years of age because he couldn’t stand long enough to preach, and the 95-year-old who organised local church support for his care home. They and others feature in Louise Morse’s book What’s Age Got to Do with It?, which offers a scriptural view of old age. Published by Monarch, the ...
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Be wise through winter

Winter brings extra challenges for us all. And it’s not just severe weather that causes problems. Even average winter temperatures can affect our health. A new updated guide Winter Wise from Independent Age offers advice on staying healthy, safe and warm – as well as information about help with higher winter fuel costs. Many of the tips will seem like ...
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How to tech care

We all know we’re surrounded by a whole world of technology. But do we know it could help make life easier when caring for someone? According to Carers UK, simple devices and apps can help someone live independently for longer. To equip and inform you, Carers UK have supplied us with their guide What Can Tech Do For You? – ...
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Use community transport

What if we don't have access to cars, taxis or buses? Well, don’t worry – try community transport. Ranging from car schemes to minibuses, these can be a lifeline in both rural and urban areas. Community transport takes disabled people to work, children to school, sick people to healthcare and older people to the shops. Click on this link to ...
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Fighting fit for life

Some of us might notice it’s taking longer to get to the bus stop than it used to. For others, perhaps our weekly supermarket shop takes longer than before. These can be signs that we’ve started slowing down. If that's the case, we can take some steps to make sure we're still on the move. Here’s a guide to help ...
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Ready, steady, go for the season

Easy but essential maintenance jobs can protect our homes against the cold. As summer turns to autumn and the leaves start to fall, we can all take a few days out to get our homes and gardens into the best shape possible. Let's make sure we’re ready for the worst the winter months can throw at us. Here's a simple list ...
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Let’s think about our food

Remember to eat well. This is important as we get older. There are certain foods we should try to eat – and others we should limit or avoid. We should also watch our weight, cut down on salt and make sure we prepare and store food safely. But most important of all, we should also make sure we actually enjoy ...
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