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Please find below a selection of useful and interesting articles, news and discussions. We want our clients to get the most from life and so try to stay up to date with what’s available locally and nationally.

Music for health

Some say music is medicine, and in fact there is a growing body of research to back up this claim. Neuroscientists have documented many physical improvements that can be attributed to music including balance, movement and motor control, but they are also able to prove...

Have you put in place a Power of Attorney?

Amanda Attrell from Rix & Kay Solicitors reminds us why we should. “Who would you trust to manage your finances or make medical decisions for you if you lacked the capacity to do so yourself?  Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) allow you to legally appoint people...

Let Sussex Police have your views

We recently attended the Mid Sussex Older People’s Council AGM in Haywards Heath, where we heard from Katy Bourne, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner. Katy was re-elected by the public in May 2016 to hold the Chief Constable of Sussex Police to account for the...

Neat Feet

Love them or loathe them, we need to look after our feet and with the advent of spring there’s no ignoring them! Feet can be a real indicator for our general health. Here are the NHS top tips for healthy feet: Wash and dry your feet each evening, & 
apply a...

Report findings on hospital discharge

We’ve now received the report findings and recommendations for “Let’s get you home”, the research project that Healthwatch Brighton & Hove undertook last year to look at experiences of older people being discharged from the Royal Sussex County Hospital....

Driving with dementia

New guidelines havebeen published to help doctors and health care professionals assess when people living with dementia should stop driving. Dr. John-Paul Taylor, said: "This can be a difficult conversation for anyone to have, whether you're a family member or doctor,...

Shopping safely online

Are you tempted by the January sales? In today’s digital world we have everything at our fingertips, and the ability to shop online from the comfort of our home is both fast and convenient which is great, especially if we're finding it hard to get out and about, or...

Merry Christmas?

It’s not an easy time of year for everyone, we know. And it’s particularly hard these days as so many of us are ageing alone. If you’re local to the Brighton area and are alone at Christmas you might want to consider joining or helping at the Time to Talk lunch on...

Get set for winter

The clocks have gone back and the evenings are certainly feeling wintery. Please don’t scream but the Christmas lights around the country will be turned on in a couple of weeks which signals the start of the Christmas shopping season. One of the many things which our...

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