12th sign @ Christmas

Looking like your relative may have been burning the candle at both ends? Are they struggling to get to sleep, or are they getting up more during the night? Are they feeling more tired during the day? Whilst it is common to sleep less at night as we get older, it is...

11th sign @ Christmas

Was the house looking Christmas ready? Look around their home to see if they are managing to keep it as clean and orderly as they used to. Is the house warm enough, are they using all the rooms they once did, or are some shut off? This can be an indicator of physical...

10th sign @ Christmas

Is the teenagers’ music still too loud? Are they more anxious, less settled in a social situation, or contributing less to conversation? Something may have happened to unsettle them or create anxiety, but the problem could also be hearing or sight difficulties making...

9th sign @ Christmas

Taxi… all booked for 6pm? Is this usual? Has their daily routine changed? Are they going to bed earlier or getting up later than usual? Have their mealtimes changed or have they changed what they eat?  Our evidence shows that many of us stick to a routine, when this...

8th sign @ Christmas

More than the usual aches and pains? Is your relative complaining of increasing or new pains? Do you notice any discomfort when they move around, or are they avoiding activity? Pain is hugely under-diagnosed in the elderly population.  There is a tendency to not...