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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.

Five ways to prevent isolation leading to loneliness

Author: Philippa Thompson

In our last blog, we looked at how to use technology to keep in touch. This article looks at ways to keep a healthy mind and body when isolation and social distancing means that you are unable to do many of the things you enjoy and may be starting to feel lonely as a result.

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Using technology to keep in touch

Author: Philippa Thompson

Many of us take technology for granted – especially when it comes to staying in touch with people. It’s an everyday part of modern life which is used to a greater or lesser extent depending on what you do for work, your hobbies and, to a point, your age.

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Funding later life care

Author: Philippa Thompson

Worries about funding later life care are common and may start long before you, or your loved one, are no longer able to live safely and independently at home. The team at The Dower House are not able to provide financial advice so we asked The Wealth Care Partnership to share the benefit of their experience in this guest post.

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Palliative Care and the Six Steps End of Life Pathway

Author: Philippa Thompson

The term palliative care is often thought to refer to the care someone receives at the end of their life. However, it is often provided alongside other treatment and therapies and will usually start before the person is considered to be reaching end of life.

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What is Respite Care?

Author: Philippa Thompson

Caring for an elderly person can be demanding and periods of respite care may be beneficial for you and the person you are caring for. Respite Care is the term used to describe temporary care arrangements that allow a carer to take a break from their caring responsibilities.

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Staying Active In Later Life

Author: Philippa Thompson

Staying fit and active in later life is a crucial factor in maintaining your independence, ensuring you enjoy a good quality of life and protecting you against illnesses including heart disease, cancer and depression.

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How to Boost Your Immune System

Author: Philippa Thompson

With the summer well and truly behind us, the leaves mostly fallen and the weather feeling distinctly chilly, now is a good time to think about ways to boost your immune system over the winter months.

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Five ways to keep your mind active in later life

Author: Philippa Thompson

As we age it’s not just our bodies that show signs of slowing down, but it doesn’t need to be all bad news. Whilst there is no doubt that DNA plays a significant factor in how we age, there is more and more evidence available to support that keeping physically and mentally active helps to retain well-honed cognitive skills for longer.

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5 Steps to Healthy Eating in Later Life

Author: Philippa Thompson

No matter how old you are, a healthy diet is critical to maintain a healthy life. With so many diets to choose from, how do you make sure you are making the best choices for your health?

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