Resources

voices of older people

Thinking of trying to cut back on your own or looking for some helpful information to give someone else? Our growing library of downloadable resources can help you on your way.

Factsheets

  • Mindfulness
    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness focuses a person’s awareness on the present moment, helping  to calmly acknowledge and accept feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.  It uses meditation and self-awareness to enhance our ability to cope with challenging circumstances and psychological tensions.

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  • Food and Mood
    Food and Mood

    We often turn to certain foods to help us feel better, or to give us a feeling  of nostalgia and security, therefore the expression ‘comfort’ food. The link between healthy eating and mood has long been known. Find out some examples of ‘good mood’ foods.

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  • Problem Solving
    Problem Solving

    Worry is a normal process. It is normal to worry about something that you or somebody else will have to do at some point, or to worry about concerns e.g. family, health, finances. Often we worry when we do not know the outcome, and the worry can be in the form of ‘What if…’.

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  • Alcohol and Medications
    Alcohol and Medications

    When we get older it is more likely that we will be prescribed medication for a number of reasons. As we age our metabolism and the ability of our liver to process medications can slow down  so it is very important that we carefully consider how alcohol can affect some medications.

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  • Sleep
    Sleep

    Want to know more about getting a good nights sleep? Sleep problems can happen to people of all ages, but are more common in people who are in their mid-to-late stages of life. Download our factsheet and learn how you can improve your sleep.

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Guides and guidelines

  • Family, friends and carers guide
    Family, friends and carers guide

    This guide intends to provide advice and information for anyone who is concerned about someone else’s drinking. This can be a family member, a spouse or partner, or a close friend who is aged over 50. A localised version of this guide is available for each of our Drink Wise, Age Well areas, you can contact them directly for a copy.

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  • Workplace guide supporting the over 50s workforce to make healthier choices about alcohol
    Workplace guide supporting the over 50s workforce to make healthier choices about alcohol

    A practical, workplace guide for anyone supporting an over 50s workforce to remain healthy and well.

    Download the guide

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  • Your guide to making healthier choices about alcohol as you age
    Your guide to making healthier choices about alcohol as you age

    Tips for keeping track of drinks, learning what’s in your drink and finding out how you can lower your risk from alcohol. Your guide to making healthier choices about alcohol as you age.

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  • What is a unit guide
    What is a unit guide

    You can work out how many units there are in any drink by multiplying the total volume of a drink (in ml) by its ABV (which is measured as a percentage) and dividing the result by 1000. Use our guide to better understand what a unit actually looks like.

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