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Monthly Archives - April 2021

Hobbies, happiness, and how to have fun in your old age.

 Just because your body ages, doesn’t mean your mind has to. There’s plenty of hobbies and activities that the older generations can still enjoy keeping themselves active and engaged with life, so if you or a loved one is struggling to occupy their spare time, then we’ve got a...

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Exercise & the Elderly

As we all know, exercise is essential to both a healthy lifestyle & Healthy mind set. We are always told that a 20 minute walk a day does wonders for both our physical and mental health. With that said, some people believe that as they age they should not exercise...

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Beat the Winter Blues – For The Elderly

For many, the “winter blues” are a difficult time and it can strike in people of all ages causing symptoms of depression, energy and interest loss or low attention span and can last all winter long. These symptoms can begin due to lack of sunshine and more hours of...

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Beating the Flu Season – Carers & Patients

As flu season is well underway, the team here at Irish HomeCare would like to give you some tips on staying healthy this flu season. With being of a certain age it’s not always possible to avoid colds and flu’s but there are ways of reducing your risk of becoming infected...

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness, put simply, is the ability to physically and mentally be aware of the present, while not being distracted by our surroundings and thoughts (https://www.mindful.org/what-is-mindfulness/). You may wonder why this is important, or even relevant to caregiving. The fact of the matter is mindfulness is crucial to your mental...

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Pet Companionship

Having a pet can make a world of difference. Anyone who has ever had a pet has felt the love and companionship they can offer. There are many positives to adopting an animal but there are also some challenges. That said, this blog has been written to explore the...

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Healthy Eating – The Do’s and Don’ts

These days we have access to all different sorts of food, a lot of which can be ‘instant meals’ or microwaveable. Although these options do not require much time or skill, they are not always the most nutritious. A personal favourite of mine is instant noodles. Quick, easy and...

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