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Posted: 12:00am Dec 19, 2014 by Admin - Acorn Stairlifts UK & filed under Elderly Care

For most of us, "carer" was not something on our career wishlist. Nonetheless, Carers UK estimate that 10.6 million people will become carers to elderly, sick or disabled relatives in the next five years. It's a daunting prospect, but if you are new to being a carer, here are some important tips to know.

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Posted: 12:00am Dec 18, 2014 by Admin - Acorn Stairlifts UK & filed under Tips and Advice

As we get older, it can be increasingly difficult to maintain the social networks we had in our younger years. Over 2.5 million people over the age of 75 in the UK live alone, and social isolation and loneliness can be a huge problem. The charity helpline for older people, Silver Line, received 300,000 calls in its first year of operation, and in a staggering 50% of these, the caller had nobody else to turn to.

It doesn't have to be that way. There are many small steps you can take, even if you are not in the best of health, to increase and maintain contact with friends and family.

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Posted: 12:00am Dec 18, 2014 by Admin - Acorn Stairlifts UK & filed under Tips and Advice

Many people feel lethargic and a little bit low during the winter months, but for about 5% of the population, more severe symptoms occur - these people suffer from the very appropriately named SAD or seasonal affective disorder. A high proportion of SAD sufferers are older women, and this condition can seriously affect quality of life. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to stave off the worst of the winter blues.

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