Older people and moving home; things to consider.

It is well documented that moving home can be stressful for lots of people. Even when it is a positive and exciting new adventure there can still be a lot of emotional reasons to stay we are, even if we know that there are many practical reasons to recommend a change. Older people and their … Continued

What is delirium and why does it matter?

Let’s talk about delirium – simply because it is something that can affect many people, especially older people, and it can be triggered by illness, stress, or by being hospitalised. So what is delirium? Delirium is that state of worse-than-usual mental confusion, which if brought on by an unusual amount of stress on the body. … Continued

Important information about the EU settlement scheme

This is an important message for any EU, EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK and their non-EU family members. If you have yet to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme you need to do this before 30 June 2021. As you may know, the EU Settlement Scheme allows EU, EEA and Swiss citizens resident … Continued

A fond farewell and a new opportunity!

 We are bidding a fond farewell to Carol Gibbons who has stepped down as one of our trustees after 4 years of wonderful service. Here’s what she had to say about her time championing independent advocacy for older people. “When I first heard about the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance, everyone was so impressed with their … Continued

Speaking up for others course: 2pm 1 June 2021

Many of us find ourselves in situations where we need to support people in expressing themselves or speaking out. This Zoom event will explore how we can do this more effectively and some of the barriers that we might face. It will be of interest to anyone that is concerned about equality and building more … Continued

Why independent advocacy makes such a difference to older people

One of the reasons why independent advocacy for older people is so very important is simply to do with how quickly we are able to process information as we age. Just as many of us can’t run as fast as we did when we were 25, our brain cannot process complex information at the same … Continued

Breast Cancer Surgery Priorities

It’s not an easy subject to talk about, but sadly many of us will know someone who has had the difficult diagnosis of breast cancer. But the Association of Breast Surgery are contributing as partners on the initiative along with others such as Breast Cancer Now and Independent Cancer Patients’ Voice. They are looking to … Continued

Understanding compassion fatigue.

Can we talk for a moment about the toll the last 12 months has had on all of our lives? The reality is that for so many of us there have been: Ongoing challenges Difficult cutbacks Upsetting stories Losses of so many things from loved ones, to personal fitness Is there anything we’ve missed? For … Continued

The value of good sleep habits in later life!

How did you sleep last night? We all need sleep but so many of us are not getting enough of it. Even people who don’t feel chronically sleep-deprived can be getting less sleep than they need, which may have important health effects both short-term and long-term. For adults, most people need 7-9 hours every night. … Continued