Elderly couple cooking

Helping your loved one stay healthy


Taking medicines

Emotional wellbeing

Diet and exercise

Sight and hearing

Dental care

Managing other health conditions

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  • Reviewed by Graham Pembrey, Lead Health Editor, Bupa Health Content Team, September 2017
    Expert reviewer, Professor Graham Stokes, Bupa Global Director of Dementia Care
    Next review due September 2020

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