A growing 'hidden army' of people in their 80s or older are relied on daily as someone else's main carer, according to new research from Age UK.
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Losing your hearing is a distressing experience at any age, but recent research suggests that it may have more profound implications for the elderly than has been previously thought.
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.
There are an estimated 6.5 million people in the UK caring for a relative or friend, with approximately 1.5 million spending over 50 hours each week in their informal care role.
It is now becoming increasingly widely recognised that where medical conditions allow, older people will have a better life by continuing to live in their own home for as long as possible.