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Read about 10 winter illnesses that are triggered or worsened by cold weather. Age UK stresses it is also important to think of "practical" ways to help, such as running errands on relatives' behalf or picking up supplies such as food and medication.
Finally, Age UK says while advice and circumstances could change in the weeks and months ahead, the need for support will remain constant. Olivia Field, loneliness lead at the British Red Cross, says those staying at home should make sure they find time to do things they enjoy, such as watching TV, reading, writing, art or cooking. A good start is simply to stop and talk to an elderly neighbour if you pass them on the street.
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You could also contact your local council or ring the Age UK helpline on If you think an older person may have trouble hearing or has memory problems, make sure to speak clearly but don't shout!
Watch out for s of winter illness Older people oldef particularly vulnerable during the winter as cold weather increases their risk of illnesses, such as coldsWomen fucking Hankinsonfluheart attacksstrokesbreathing problems and hypothermia a dangerous fall in body temperature. Look out for s of serious illness, such as drowsiness, slurred speech and the person not complaining of feeling cold even in a bitterly cold room.
Start a conversation It's not always easy to know who or how to cqre. Share your time Volunteer for organisations that support older people. As well as being practical, it's a nice way to share your time with a neighbour. Pause between sentences and questions to give them chance to digest the information.
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Your contribution could be as simple as a weekly telephone call to an isolated older person, or extend to regular home visits for a chat and to help with shopping and so on, driving an elderly person to a social event, or even hosting coffee mornings for groups of elderly people. Here are some quick and easy recipes for delicious winter-warming meals. Simon Hewett-Avison, from charity Independent Age, also says families need to make sure elderly people have the supplies they need but urges a "balanced approach" rather than panicked stockpiling.
Mind's guide on how to cope with loneliness has advice on how to help someone you know who's lonely. It's likely to boost your self-esteem and sense of purpose. Help with household tasks Getting older can make it hard to tackle even simple jobs around the house. The Casserole Club is a project that connects people who Women want nsa Marydell Kentucky to cook and are happy to share an extra portion of a delicious home-cooked meal with older neighbours living close by who could really benefit from a hot, cooked meal.
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Back to Mental health and wellbeing Loneliness in the elderly: how to help There are lots of ways you can do your bit to help lonely or socially isolated elderly people in your community. Volunteering for an organisation that supports older people is a key way of helping a lonely or socially isolated older person. Both the government and supermarkets have urged people not to stockpile goods.
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These often offer "befriending" schemes for isolated elderly people, and rely on volunteers for one-to-one contact as a telephone "buddy", visitor or driver, or hosting social events for groups. Older people often really appreciate any offer of help with basic chores such as taking out the rubbish, changing light bulbs, fastening sash windows, clearing snow off the path, putting up pictures, and so on.