Category Archives: family

Old people need to see their family three times a week

Why just emailing elderly relatives can double risk of depression

       Study is thought to be the first to examine the impact of different            types of social contact on the elderly

  • It also highlights just how important it is to spend time with our older generation – among whom th
  • Study is thought to be the first to examine the impact of different types of social contact on the elderly
  • There is said to be an ‘epidemic’ of loneliness
  • Speaking on the phone or being contacted online was not enough to replace seeing elderly face-to-face 
  • Those forms of contact did nothing to cut depression risk, experts say 

Families should visit their older relatives three times a week to help prevent them from becoming depressed, experts say.

Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch

Congratulations from family carers

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch later when she passes the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months – calculated at 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes at about 17:30 BST.

Prime Minister David Cameron will lead tributes in the House of Commons and there will be a River Thames salute.

Thousands of most vulnerable in Norfolk would be affected by £50m social care cuts

Dan Grimmer

Thousands of the most vulnerable people in Norfolk could be robbed of choices about care as councillors consider slashing £50m in what they spend on services.

That is the stark warning from union leaders, who fear the impending disaster of a ‘perfect storm’ – of Norfolk’s increasingly elderly population and the county council having to save a massive £111m over the next three years.

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