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Loneliness in Old Age

Loneliness in Old Age: Could a Pet Help? Loneliness is one of the things that elderly people often suffer from. Sometimes elderly people are unable to get out of the house due to mobility issues, or they may not have any friends living nearby. And even if you make the effort to visit them regularly, [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Valentines Gifts for the Elderly

Don't Forget Your Elderly Relative on Valentine's Day Valentine's Day is known for chocolates, flowers, mystery cards and romantic dates. It is a day for lovers, and elderly people are often forgotten about. It could even be a painful day for your elderly parent if they are on their own after losing their partner. While [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Social isolation

Lonely Britain? Social isolation reaches crisis point Recent figures show that the number of socially-isolated older people has reached a 50-year high. Almost a million older people across the UK are affected, and Contact the Elderly have declared a state of emergency as the numbers reach crisis point. All age groups can suffer from loneliness [...]

August 27th, 2014|