When your parents begin to grow older, there is a time when, unfortunately, your worst fears become real: They lose the ability to lead a safe and independent lifestyle. Whether it’s the result of reduced mobility or of transformed cognitive abilities – such as the result of suffering from mild dementia – you know that you can’t let your parents live alone anymore. For a lot of families, the best decision is to invite aging relatives to move in so that they don’t have to be on their own. However, becoming a caregiver for your parents can only … [Read more...] about Don’t Care For Your Parents At Home Unless…
Now that hubby and I are part of that "over 50" demographic, we decided to share some thoughts and items that other members of our demographic would find helpful and useful as well.
Growing old is something that nobody wants to think about, but it’s an inevitability that we all have to face eventually. However, the process can be slow and we might not take notice of it until it’s too late. Just think about what life was like a couple of years ago. Remind yourself the things that have changed, the difficulties you encounter now that you didn’t before and the habits you built over time which lead to you feeling older. To help illustrate this point, we’ve put together three different signs that you’re aging and may soon … [Read more...] about Signs That You’re Aging and Will Soon Need Help Around the House
One of the indisputable facts of life is that we always get older. Before we know it, we are aging more rapidly than we might think. This means turning our attention to take all necessary means to make life as easy for ourselves as possible in our golden years. This could mean pre-emptively taking care of a relative or our parents. When their work is done from a long and satisfying career and they have nothing but retirement funds to take care of and look forward to, it can be a freeing, relaxing and reflective time. An elderly person is not a … [Read more...] about How To Prepare For Your Elderly Relatives Golden Years
A lot of you will be of the age where your parents are becoming more dependent on your for various things. They will need help getting their weekly shop, going to doctors appointments or just need some company. If that is the case, then you should do your best to look after your parents as they spent years of their lives raising you. Here are some ways that you can help your ageing parents. Computer Skills Computers are a massive part of our lives. Whether that is a regular PC, a tablet or even a smartphone, they are an embedded part of our … [Read more...] about 3 Tips On Looking After Your Ageing Parents
Mobility scooters can cost a big amount of money. If you just look around, you will realize that, for its good quality, the price is just reasonable enough. But then, as you continue to check, you will also realize that you don’t just need a mobility scooter. You also need to purchase some extra accessories so things are relatively hassle-free. I keep kidding hubby that we need to get matching scooters so we can have races down the steep hill behind our property. :-P Canopies When you are using a mobility scooter, you can go out in all … [Read more...] about In the Market for a Mobility Scooter? We’ve Got Just Where to Buy Them for the Best Deal!
A subject that is hard to discuss is what happens when our elderly loved ones need full-time care. A friend across the pond in the UK, Michael Geraghty, brings us an article on finding a caring nursing home in Sussex. You can apply these suggestions to finding a caring nursing home for your loved ones no matter where you are located. A Caring Nursing Home in Sussex When you make the difficult decision to send a member of the family or an elderly loved one suffering from dementia to a full care facility and residence it is a difficult … [Read more...] about Finding a Caring Nursing Home
A subject that is hard to discuss is what happens when our elderly loved ones need full-time care. A friend across the pond in the UK, Michael Geraghty, brings us another article on steps to take for find a caring facility for your family members. You can apply these suggestions to finding a caring facility for your loved ones no matter where you are located. When a family member or loved one starts getting older and may need a high level of attention, safety or care than can be provided in their own home, the consideration of a … [Read more...] about Two Things to Consider When Looking for a Quality Residential Care Home You Can Trust
Conscious uncoupling is all very well if you're rich, famous and can afford to have any amount of work done to make sure that you continue to look an ever so lightly airbrushed 30-something well into your sixties. However, for most of us, throwing ourselves back into the dating game once we've lapped the big Four Zero a few times can be slightly more daunting. While life allegedly begins at forty it can feel more like a big four uh-oh if you find that you're youngish, free and single again. So how do and where do you start? Age … [Read more...] about Dating Life After the Big Four Zero