Articles & stories

  1. Naidex 2015 – only 2 weeks until the UK’s largest homecare event

    We’re getting ready to join over 300 exhibitors who’ll be showcasing the latest products and services to support independent living. Why not come along to the NEC in Birmingham from 28-30 April to find out more about how our home delivered meals could help you? Being able to easily cook and enjoy wholesome meals is such an important part of living well in your own home. With the UK’s largest range of frozen home delivered ready meals – and a friendly, reliable delivery service – we can really help people to live independently for longer.
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  2. Living well with dementia: foods to avoid

    Following a nutritious, balanced diet is important for everyone. But for older people with dementia, eating the right foods – and avoiding the wrong ones – can make a real difference to their overall health and happiness. To stay healthy and fight off illnesses, the brain and the body need to get all the right nutrients. D
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  3. Competition winners revealed!

    Congratulations to Jenny Mallinson and Andy Wedge, the lucky winners of £150 each to spend on our summer range! If you didn't win this time, don't forget to follow us on Facebook for more Oakhouse competitions a
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  4. Easter favourites

    Easter is a wonderful time to get together with friends and family and enjoy some delicious food. And when it comes to planning what to serve, there are plenty of traditional favourites to choose from. Rise and shine Why save the Easter celebrations for dinnertime? Start the day with a toasted hot cross bun. People have been tucking into these spiced buns over the Easter weekend for hundreds of years. It’s even said that sharing one with someone else means you’ll be good friends for the rest of the year.
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  5. Dementia and a balanced diet

    People with dementia often experience various problems with eating and drinking. This can have a negative impact on a person’s health and on some of the symptoms of their dementia. It can result in weight loss and even worsen confusion as well as causing other health problems. If you are caring for someone with dementia there are things you can do to support them. Don’t forget, if you are at all worried about the person you are caring for, speak to your GP for help.
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  6. Cholesterol and You

    Cholesterol is a word that we hear an increasing amount as we age, but many people are still unaware of what cholesterol is and the dangers it can pose. Cholesterol is an essential fatty substance that is carried around the body in your bloodstream. When cholesterol combines with proteins they become lipoproteins. There are two main types, which have very different effects on the body:
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  7. Keep heart healthy with National Heart Month

    February is National Heart Month and a reminder of how important it is to look after our hearts.  Run by the British Heart Foundation, the initiative is held every year to raise awareness of the fight against cardiovascular disease, with the aim of keeping more hearts beating for longer.
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  8. A lifeline for the elderly left without meals on wheels

    New research released this month reveals that the number of vulnerable people receiving meals on wheels from their local council has dropped by nearly two thirds over the last five years. The analysis, based on Freedom of Information requests, estimates that as few as 109,000 now receive meals on wheels compared to 296,000 in 2009/10.
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  9. Oakhouse Appetiser: The Winter Issue

    The latest issue of the Oakhouse Appetiser is out now, packed with articles, reviews and prizes to be won as well as a FREE pull out calendar for 2015! In this issue you’ll find a handy guide on keeping well in the colder weather as well as the must-have recipes everyone is talking about this
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  10. How to Succeed in your New Year Resolutions

    The New Year has different meanings for different people, however it is undeniable that most of us get a buzz from planning for a healthy year to come. What will your goals be this year? “New year, new you” might be one of the most overused phrases in January, but there’s something about this time of year that gives us the drive to make healthy changes to our diet and lifestyle.
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