Looking After Your Sight as You Age

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For people who had good eyesight as a child and young adult, the point where they start to need glasses for reading or driving is often seen as a sign that they’re ‘getting old’. It’s completely normal for our eyes to deteriorate slightly as we age, but looking after our eyes throughout our life can help to reduce or slow down this level of deterioration, as well as helping to prevent more serious conditions such as glaucoma. Let’s look at some simple ways to protect your eyes and keep them in good condition. Get your eyes tested regularly You should get your eyes tested at least every two years to check for any health problems or changes in prescription. If you notice any problems with your eyes in between check-ups,…
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Choosing Furnished vs. Unfurnished Accommodation

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When you move into a senior living community, you want to find an apartment that suits your needs and your tastes. You’ll have a variety of decisions to make to find the right apartment, starting with which senior living community to move to, all the way down to the finer details of your accommodation. One of these decisions is whether furnished or unfurnished accommodation is better suited to you. Let’s look at some of the benefits of each option to help you decide which is best for your move into independent or assisted living. The pros of choosing furnished accommodation The main reason to choose a furnished apartment is the convenience. You don’t have to go through the hassle of moving in all of your old furniture or buying new…
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Fun Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren

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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 and overwhelming responsibility. If you’re babysitting for the day or are just spending some quality time with your grandkids, then here are some activities you could do together. Baking Lots of people have stories about how they learned to bake from their grandmas, so give this experience to your grandkids. Baking is a fun activity that promises tasty, sweet treats at the end of it. They’ll love helping you measure and stir the ingredients, as…
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How to Support Alzheimer’s Care and Research

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In 2020, almost 6 million people in America suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Whether or not Alzheimer’s affects you or someone you love, research into the disease is a worthwhile cause. If you’re interested in getting involved to support Alzheimer’s care and research, then read on to find out how. About Alzheimer’s research What do researchers and non-profit organizations hope to achieve by funding and conducting research into Alzheimer’s? Here are some of the key areas being worked toward: More effective diagnosis methodsNew treatment strategiesHow to manage Alzheimer’s and its symptomsHow to prevent Alzheimer’sCare and support for patients and their families How can you help? If you want to support Alzheimer’s and dementia research, then here are a few ideas of what to do… Donate There are lots of worthwhile causes,…
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What Are the Benefits of Memory Care?

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If you have a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, then you have a few different options for their care once they can no longer live independently. Your main options are in-home care, assisted living care, or specialized memory care. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the benefits of dedicated memory care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Caters to memory conditions It’s important for your loved one to receive care that meets their specific needs. While skilled nurses and regular assisted living facilities can provide care for dementia patients, memory care is specifically designed to supports the needs of those with memory problems and related conditions. With memory care, you know that your loved one will get the dedicated and tailored support that they need.…
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Where to Look for Grief Support Services

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As we age, loss becomes a more common event in our lives as friends and family grow older and eventually pass on. This is always a difficult part of life, so it’s important that you still have a support system so you can talk to people about how you’re feeling and gain some comfort from them. If you or a loved one have experienced a difficult loss, then here are some places you can look to help you through your grief. Web Healing Web Healing is an online grief support forum that has been going since 1995. The extensive forums provide a safe place for people to talk, listen, and discuss when grieving the loss of a loved one. Different forum categories allow you to find a small online community…
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A Guide to Social Media for Seniors

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Loneliness and feeling disconnected are common problems among seniors, especially as they start to lose their independence and can no longer visit friends and family as easily, or as family members move away. Luckily, social media makes it easier than ever before to stay connected with those that live far away. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how seniors can use social media while staying safe online. Getting started with social media Firstly, there are lots of different social media platforms you could try, all with slightly different features and interfaces. Facebook is the most popular among older adults and has a huge user base, making it easy for you to connect with your loved ones and even old friends from your past. Creating a Facebook profile,…
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6 Tips for A Healthy Brain

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It’s important to look after your brain whatever age you are. Doing so throughout your life helps to slow down the natural decline in memory and cognitive functioning as you age. It can also help to fight off neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s, reducing your chances of developing these conditions and also slowing the progression of symptoms if you do have them. Here are a few simple ways to look after your brain and keep it healthy. Stay active Exercise is good for the entire body, including the brain. Cardiovascular exercise raises your heart rate, increasing the amount of blood flowing to the brain. Even walking on a regular basis can see great benefits for your brain health. Challenge your mind You should give your brain a workout as…
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Why You Should Consider A Joint Bank Account

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As our parents age, they may become less able to take care of important everyday tasks, like managing their finances. This is especially the case if your parent has a condition that affects their cognitive ability, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If you’re concerned about your parent and their finances, then you might consider opening a joint bank account with them. In this article, we’ll cover some of the pros and cons of doing this. The advantages of having a joint bank account with your parents If you’re wondering whether or not to set up a joint bank account with your parent, then here are some of the advantages it could offer… Spotting or preventing fraud – Seniors are often targeted by fraudsters due to their expected lack of…
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Safe and Healthy Travel Tips for Seniors

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Retirement is the perfect time to create a bucket list and try out all those new things you’ve always wanted to do. For many people, this involves travel. A lot of couples start to travel more after retirement, or seniors may travel alone or with friends or family members. But traveling as a senior is likely to be different than traveling as a young adult, so we’ve got some travel tips for seniors that will help you get the most out of your trips while staying safe and healthy. Cruise vacations Cruises are especially popular among seniors because they provide you with everything you need in one package. You’ve got accommodation, restaurants, bars, and entertainment easily accessible to you. When your ship stops at a destination, you have the option…
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