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Why You Should Pick Up New Hobbies in Later Life

Pay no attention to the saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Trying new things is something we should be open to doing throughout our entire lives, and it can have a lot of benefits, too. Read on to find out why your senior years are a great time to try out new […]

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Fun Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren

One of the best things about getting older is seeing your children grow up and start their own families. Most people report that being a grandparent is even better than becoming a parent because you get to do fun things with them and shower them with love and gifts without all of the sleepless nights […]

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If your senior parents need to move house, here are some tips to help you and them through moving day as smoothly as possible.

Moving home can be an incredibly stressful experience. Unfortunately, we often need to move home when it comes to our senior years. Many people move into a retirement home while others simply need to move into a house that is more accessible and easier to manage. Some might even move in with their adult children […]

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More Causes of Memory Loss When Alzheimer’s Isn’t to Blame

It can be hard to spot the difference between normal memory problems that come with aging and those associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. But what if it’s neither of these options? If you or a family member are demonstrating memory loss but you’ve ruled out Alzheimer’s, there may be other causes that need treating.  Let’s look […]

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Tips for Staying Active

While we might not have the same physical prowess in our senior years as we do when we’re young adults, staying active is still an important part of maintaining good health (both physical and mental) as an older adult. What kind of activity you can do will depend on your health and mobility levels, so […]

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Having memory loss alone doesn’t mean you have dementia, although it’s often one of the early signs of the condition

Symptoms Dementia symptoms vary depending on the cause, but common signs and symptoms include: Cognitive changes Memory loss, which is usually noticed by someone else Difficulty communicating or finding words Difficulty with visual and spatial abilities, such as getting lost while driving Difficulty reasoning or problem-solving Difficulty handling complex tasks Difficulty with planning and organizing […]

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Here are some simple ways you can look after your brain health…

It’s natural for our memory abilities and cognitive function to decline a little as we age. But just like the rest of our bodies, there are certain things we can do throughout our lives to protect our brains and keep them in good condition, helping to slow down or even reverse the effects of aging. […]

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How to Build a Meaningful Connection with a Loved One Who Has Dementia

Visiting and looking after loved ones with dementia can be a difficult and upsetting experience. They may not remember who you are and their personality might have completely changed as their brain degenerates. But it’s still important for both of you to keep up those visits and try as much as you can to build […]

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If you have a senior family member that’s moving, here are some tips to help it go smoothly

Moving house is an event that can cause a lot of stress, especially if you’re leaving behind a home that you’ve lived in for a long time, with lots of memories attached to it. So, our senior years aren’t the best times to go through this kind of event, but it is often necessary when […]

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The Loneliness Epidemic Among Seniors

Humans are a social creature. Even if you’re someone who doesn’t consider themselves to be very outgoing or sociable, we still require human interaction to maintain our mental and even our physical health. Unfortunately, loneliness and social isolation are all too common among seniors, and this could be affecting their health and wellbeing. Defining loneliness […]