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What Causes Groin Pain In The Elderly?

Groin pain is a widespread issue that can impact the overall well-being of an elderly person. In this blog, we look at the factors which contribute to groin pain in the elderly and what can be done to ease the issue.

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The First Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection in the Elderly

While Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) can occur at any age, they can a challenge to identify in the elderly. Here's what you need to know.

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What Causes Watery Eyes in the Elderly?

An in-depth look at the causes of watery eyes in the elderly, along with a highlighting of potential solutions and opportunities for improved eye care.

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Who To Contact When Worried About The Elderly

In cases where personal interventions are not sufficient, seeking professional support becomes crucial. Here's who to contact when worried about the elderly.

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Emergency Alert for Elderly People: Mobile Phone vs. Personal Alarm

A mobile phone with SOS support or a dedicated personal alarm - which is right for you? We look at how the options differ, the pros and cons of each, and, ultimately, which of the two is best suited to your needs.

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How Does Fall Detection Work?

In this guide we’ll explore how fall detection works, the types of fall alarms available, and the significance of sensitivity when it comes to detecting a fall.

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Where Can I Buy a Personal Alarm on the High Street?

If you've tried searching for a personal alarm on the high street, you've probably discovered they are not as common as one might expect...

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Elderly Deterioration After Fall

A look into the causes of elderly falls, the profound impact they have on an individual's life, and most importantly, the best strategies to prevent such incidents.

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Depression in the Elderly: Causes and Care

A look at the causes, symptoms, and what can be done to ease depression in our elderly population. A greater understanding of depression in the elderly is vital to ensuring support is delivered in a timely manner.

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Elderly Fall Prevention: How To Prevent Falls In The Elderly

In this guide, we'll be exploring what measures can be taken to prevent falls in the elderly. These measures include home safety modifications, regular exercise, medication management, and much more.

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Exercises for the Elderly: Stay Active and Keep Fit in the UK

In the following guide, we will explore a range of exercises tailored to the unique needs of the elderly in the UK. These exercises are designed to help elderly individuals embrace the joys of an active lifestyle.

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What Causes Mobility Issues in the Elderly: Understanding the Challenges and Solutions

Mobility issues in the elderly can be a common concern, impacting quality of life and independence. In this blog, we will explore the various factors that contribute to mobility problems.

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Swollen Ankles in the Elderly: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

Understanding the common causes of swollen ankles in the elderly is the first step towards effective management and prevention. In this guide, we’ll take a look at these causes, as well as the symptoms and potential solutions.

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Aids for the Elderly: Empowering Independence and Safety

In this guide, we will explore a wide range of aids that cater to the diverse needs of the UK’s elderly population - from mobility aids to home modifications, medication management tools, and more.

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How Serious is Fluid on the Lungs in the Elderly?

In this blog post we delve deep into the gravity of fluid on the lungs in the elderly. We will uncover its root causes, its symptoms, and explore available treatment options.

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Life Expectancy After a Fall in the Elderly in the UK

In the United Kingdom, falls among the elderly are a pressing concern that can significantly impact life expectancy. However, by understanding the causes of falls, taking preventive measures, and ensuring timely assistance, we can dramatically improve the outcome for an individual following a fall.

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A Guide To Naturally Increasing Sodium levels In The Elderly: Ensuring Vitality for UK Seniors

Amid the various elements that contribute to well-being in old age, one often under-the-radar factor is maintaining balanced sodium levels. Here's how you can increase your sodium levels naturally.

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What Causes High Potassium Levels in the Elderly? Causes and Solutions

In this blog, we delve into the issue of high potassium levels in the elderly, exploring its potential causes, health implications, and effective management strategies.

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Personal Alarm Linked to Mobile Phone - Is It the Right Choice for the Elderly in the UK?

Personal alarms linked to mobile phones have emerged as a popular solution to provide emergency assistance for the elderly population in the UK, but is it the right choice for you?

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How To Give Personal Care To The Elderly: Challenges and Solutions

Caring for the elderly at home isn't without its difficulties. Incorporating these care at home solutions into a comprehensive care plan can greatly enhance the quality of life for elderly individuals.

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Symptoms to Look for After a Fall

After a fall, it is crucial to know which symptoms may arise, as timely recognition and response can significantly impact the person’s recovery and overall well-being.

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Rehab for Elderly After a Hospital Stay: The Path to Renewed Independence

Whether you're a concerned family member, dedicated caregiver, or an elderly person looking to regain control of your life, this guide will equip you with all the valuable insights and tips you need.

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What To Do If An Older Person Falls

Being prepared and knowing the steps to take when an older person falls can make a significant difference in their outcome. Here's what you need to know...

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Why Do The Elderly Fall: Exploring Causes and Solutions

Understanding the reasons behind falls is crucial to implementing effective preventive measures. In this comprehensive post, we will be delving into the factors contributing to falls among the elderly.

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Looking After Elderly Parents: Essential Tips and Tools for Families

The process of looking after elderly parents comes with unique challenges, but with the right knowledge and tools, you can navigate this journey together with confidence.

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Personal alarms and the digital switchover - what you need to know

The UK’s telephone network changing. If your personal alarm is currently reliant on a phone line, there is no guarantee that it will continue to work on the new digital system. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of these changes and ensure that your access to emergency help is uninterrupted.

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Best Mobile Phones For The Elderly

We’ve put together this list of the best mobile phones for the elderly. Some have made the cut due to their ease of use, others because they were designed specifically with the elderly in mind.

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Upper body exercises for the elderly

The NHS specifically advises adults over the age of 65 to do activities that improve strength at least 2 days per week. Here's how.

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Staying strong in older age

In this post, we offer some practical advice on maintaining and building muscles as a way of staying strong in older age. Strength training for older adults is a fantastic way to maintain and significantly improve overall health.

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Welcoming Rachel to our team

Rachel has joined the team at YourStride. Find out what she has to say here.

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Introducing Ollie

Introducing Ollie - YourStride's new Customer Success Executive. Here's what he has to say about joining the team.

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YourStride and Age Concern Southend on Sea announce partnership

We are excited to announce the launch of our partnership with Age Concern Southend on Sea (ACSOS).

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YourStride and Re-engage launch partnership

YourStride is thrilled to partner with Re-engage to support more people to be active and independent in their communities.

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YourStride on BBC Radio

Our co-founder, Adi Kasliwal was interviewed on BBC Radio Suffolk. He discussed YourStride, and the benefits of a discreet personal alarm.

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YourStride partners with Health and Care at Home

YourStride announces partnership with Health and Care at Home to help older people be more independent.

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Can you take your personal alarm onto a plane?

When you are travelling on a plane, there’s a couple of things to bare in mind when it comes to personal alarms. The advice differs depending on whether you have a fixed alarm or a go-anywhere alarm such as YourStride.

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Helen and Oscar's story

"It's given me 20 years of confidence back. I'm so pleased I don't have to give up walking Oscar" - Helen

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Guide to personal budgets

You may be eligible for a personal budget from your local council in order to help pay for your care needs.

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Carelines - Holding your medical details

Many people worry about having their medical or personal details held by a careline. There are a few ways of making sure your details are secure and held to a proper standard.

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Guide to Hospital Discharge

If you or a relative has a fall serious enough to be taken to A&E it can be extremely stressful. If you know how to navigate the system it can make your life a lot easier and get you back home as fast as possible.

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Joan's Personal Alarm

Joan discovered the YourStride alarm watch, because a friend recommended it to her. Find out how it has changed Joan's life.

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YourStride reviews

We recently became the highest rated personal alarm service on Trustpilot. We are very proud of this and thought it would be good to show off some of the quotes from our customers!

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Redesigning pendant alarms for the 21st century

Why should older people have to wear a big red button that doesn't even work outside their home? Personal Alarms were invented in the early 1980's and to be honest, haven't really changed since. We set out to change that.

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Welcome to the YourStride Alarm blog

Welcome to the YourStride blog, where you will find all the latest news from the team providing the UK's top rated personal alarm for the elderly.

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