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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.

Six top Christmas activities to do with elderly loved ones this festive period

Author: Philippa Thompson

Family time is always important, especially around Christmas. Whilst spending Christmas day with your elderly loved ones may not always be possible, you can ensure you have lots of festive fun in the run-up to the big day. Here are our top six things you can do with your elderly loved ones in the lead up to Christmas.

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Stress Awareness week 2021

Author: Philippa Thompson

For the past 18 years, the first Wednesday of every November has been International Stress Awareness Day, and for the past three years, the first week of November has been International Stress Awareness Week.

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Top tips to prevent slips, trips and falls in later life

Author: Helen Chapman

This week (20th September 2021) is National Fall Awareness week so we thought we’d take the opportunity to share with you, our top tips for preventing slips, trips and falls in later life.

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How to talk about later life care

Author: Philippa Thompson

There are some things in life that many of us find difficult to talk about and often residential care is one of them. Yet it’s important to broach the conversation with elderly relatives before the need arises. In this article we look at ways to open the conversation in a positive way.

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The frustrations of enforced separation

Author: Philippa Thompson

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt, we are now able to enjoy seeing our loved ones - but how has the extended separation impacted us all? In this article we look at how the enforced separation has affected families who have been forced apart for months on end.

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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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