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The Dower House ethos is rooted in the desire to support people to live as independently as possible in later life. In order to achieve this, it’s important to take care of your health and wellbeing. In our blogs, we consider the different aspects of ageing and later life, sharing tips, advice and relevant news to help you prolong your independence whether in your own home or in residential care.

How The Dower House is looking ahead with hope and positivity

Author: Michaela Hillan

In this article we pause for a moment to reflect on how we can move beyond the Covid-19 pandemic with hope and positivity.

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The Dower House difference

Author: Michaela Hillan

Choosing later life care, whether for yourself or a loved one, can be an emotional experience. Sadly, there is also no shortage of media stories about what happens when care goes wrong and you may be fearful that the wrong decision will put your loved one at risk.

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Celebrating the wonder of grandparents

Author: Michaela Hillan

The last year has seen families forced to stay apart and places like The Dower House closed to visitors. As a result, people have been reminded of the importance of human connection.

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3 benefits of being outdoors this spring

Author: Michaela Hillan

When it comes to living a long and independent life it’s important to take steps to stay fit and active. That doesn’t have to mean running marathons, although lots of older people do, but it does mean seeking out activities you enjoy and then doing them regularly.

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Three benefits of breathwork in later life

Author: Michaela Hillan

At heart of The Dower House ethos is the belief that life should be lived to the fullest, every minute of every day. The ageing process can take its toll, affecting mobility, flexibility and cognitive agility.

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Lasting Power of Attorney and Will: Why you need to talk about these two important documents

Author: Michaela Hillan

In last month’s article we looked at some of the challenges of caring for an elderly parent or loved one. This month we have turned our attention to two important legal documents it is useful to have in place. Especially for those you care for.

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Three things to think about if you care for elderly parents

Author: Philippa Thompson

Caring for an elderly parent or loved one presents a number of challenges, both for you and your loved one. You may find yourself struggling with the need to balance caring for your children and your loved one, as well as your job. If you are an only child, or have siblings who don’t live nearby, you may feel that you have nobody else to call on for help. By contrast, if you live a long distance from your parents, you will be experiencing different concerns.

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How to avoid falling prey to online scams

Author: Philippa Thompson

This year has seen most of us make an incredibly swift transition to running many aspects of our life online, from online banking and bills to keeping in touch with loved ones. In many ways technology has offered huge benefits, enabling families to stay in touch, for grandparents to see their grandchildren and business to continue to run.

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Three ways to boost your immune system this winter

Author: Philippa Thompson

Maintaining a strong immune system to help ward off typical winter illnesses like flu and the common cold has always been important for older people. This year, COVID-19 has placed even greater emphasis on ensuring that we all head into the colder months with a strong immune system.

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