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Eye cells could hold clues to Alzheimer's disease

For years, scientists have been searching for clues of warning signs that could help them to more accurately predict and diagnose dementia in older people. This year has seen several major breakthroughs made by researchers around the world, but another recent discovery has prompted renewed hope that a reliable test will soon be developed, according to BBC News.

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Join in the fun with Sunrise of Cardiff

Christmas is coming, and that means more than just presents under the tree and mince pies - it also means pantomimes!

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Reducing loneliness in your community

Many people across the UK, including the elderly, feel disconnected from others living in their neighbourhoods. As the pace of modern life has accelerated in recent years, few people have the time to get to know their neighbours, and as a result, some areas have large populations of people who feel little or no connection to one another. This can be especially challenging for older people, many of whom struggle to adjust to their new lives after retiring. Following a recent study into loneliness, which was conducted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Housing Trust, the organisation suggested ways in which concerned members of the public can help lonely people feel more connected to their communities.

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Tackling loneliness across the UK

Most people feel lonely from time to time, but for older people, it is not uncommon to experience feelings of isolation, intense loneliness and even hopelessness. Recently, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Housing Trust set out to examine the causes of and potential solutions to loneliness in two communities in England.

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Genetics hold the key to disease prevention

Today, scientists are much closer to understanding the true nature of conditions such as dementia, diabetes and other serious health problems. According to the BBC, genetics is likely to play an increasingly important role in how doctors approach the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the future.

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Helping men adjust to life in care homes

Sunrise Senior Living has more than 30 years of experience in providing specialised care to older men and women, and our community in Weybridge has shown how men can be made to feel welcome and adjust to their new situation through dedicated support.

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Some older people concealing illnesses

Nobody wants to be a burden on their loved ones as they age, but this fear is driving many older people to conceal health conditions from their families.

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Older people facing housing challenges

Older people are feeling the pinch, particularly those looking for smaller homes who do not wish to move far from their communities.

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