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There used to be this image of retirement that included "the country" as a setting. It was a quaint notion, expressed in terms of "I'm going to retire and move out to the country". Even the great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes eventually retired from his hectic life in London to become a ... Views: 22
We live in a world where you can educate yourself on any topic you choose, within seconds. You have a question? Google it and get your answer, simple. In fact, it’s a little too simple.
Once upon a time you would need to open a dictionary to learn the correct spelling of a word, go to a ... Views: 58
I have no intention of getting “old”. How about you? Of course, I will get chronologically older, hopefully much older but my intention is to retain the maximum physical and psychological well-being possible so that I can continue to live a productive, creative and healthy life.
Ageing well ... Views: 58
When Mama’s doctor had mentioned hospice about two years before the dementia had been diagnosed, we hadn’t been ready and neither had Mama. Granted, we, my siblings and I, had already been caregivers for our mother who hadn’t been able to take care of herself for the previous three years. But ... Views: 52
Recent changes in the employment and regulatory market have made hiring caregivers through an agency financially more difficult for families.
In response, many people have turned to the internet marketplace to essentially, ‘place an order’ for a caregiver ‘at cost’, leaving the traditional ... Views: 82
As we age we experience many more aches and pains. Some may be a natural part of aging, while others may be the result of injury. But sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause of the pain. When symptoms overlap it can make diagnoses more difficult. Take wrist pain for example. There ... Views: 113
Alzheimer’s Disease International reports that in 2013 there was an estimated 44.4 million individuals with dementia globally. That number is projected to rise to 75.6 million by 2030 as the population continues to age. Although there is no cure for dementia, diagnosis can still aid in treatment ... Views: 91
Dresses for pregnant women have split into a small little fashion trade these days. But we must not overlook they pregnant women must attire contented clothes above all else. Garments for pregnant women are not constantly motherhood clothes. If you search the internet with the term Maternity ... Views: 117
We all need something to do to keep ourselves busy in retirement. After decades of having a job to go to every work day, it is easy to go stir crazy if you don't have hobbies to do in your retirement. In some cases, they may be a continuation of what you've already been doing. One characteristic ... Views: 227
Is "Retirement" The New Bad Word?
Does your heart lie to you? Do you feel your age? Most people don't. I feel 28 until I look in the mirror. Then I suffer from PTSD!
We get so busy living our lives, trying to stuff as much as we can into each day! Time is just flying by too fast, (and goes ... Views: 219
As loved ones age, it is important to give them the care they need to live safe and enjoyable lives at a time when health problems or physical limitations may be a factor. An assisted living center can often provide the peace and fulfillment that elders appreciate and need at this time of their ... Views: 272
Although providing care for grandchildren on a temporary basis is commonplace, there is a growing number who are now substantially responsible for raising them on a longer term basis.
Usually, this is because their children have found themselves in a situation where they are unable to care ... Views: 268
Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and 1 out of 3 seniors in America will die from some sort of dementia. These numbers are staggering in and of themselves, but these are only a small fraction of the people whose lives are impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia. ... Views: 327
Are you taking your eyes for granted despite all they do for you?
Your eyes allow you to relate to people, live your life independently and enjoy many of the beauties of the world. But it's easy to take them for granted until it's too late to do much to help them . . .
Velva didn't. In her ... Views: 355
Aging is an unavoidable fact of life that we will all face at some point. Once you start reaching the age of 60 and beyond, your body will no longer be as forgiving as it once was. Typical daily practices that you would take for granted may seem a little more difficult than they once were, which ... Views: 307
You might not be surprised to know that seniors require more care than children due to the numerous ailments, the medications that must be carefully measured, and the amount of supervision that some medical conditions require.
What you might be surprised about is the variety of options your ... Views: 292
When many people think about elderly care, they automatically assume that all facilities are like institutionalized nursing homes. While dependent patients may require the additional attention that elders at a nursing home receive, this type of setting was deemed no longer acceptable to the ... Views: 283
When people come into my office complaining of widespread aches and muscle pain, dizziness, brain fog, balance issues, severe fatigue or auto-immune and neurological disorders, one of the first things I look for is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).
What are the causes of MCS ... Views: 261
After decades of actively working in a profession, most people expect retirement to be an exercise in endless relaxation. Many retirees are shocked to discover that retirement is frequently boring. All the hours they used to devote to their job can’t be filled up with their old hobbies. There ... Views: 297
8 Things To Consider When Living With Elders
Photo courtesy of Encompass Home Health & Hospice via Pinterest
Old age manifests changes in a person’s life. During this stage, an elder needs care, love, and support from his friends and family, as well as special needs depending on their ... Views: 292
It's amazing how much damage we do to our skin simply by the way we handle it. Here are a few simple small steps to take that reap big benefits in your quest for ageless achievement.
1. Learn to keep your hands off your face, unless you're applying skin care products or doing facial ... Views: 568
Getting old is a frightening prospect. Most of us worry we’ll no longer be able to enjoy life and instead face one frustration after another. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As many spunky and vital seniors testify, with the right attitude and a strategic approach to healthy living, your ... Views: 456
By Frosty Wooldridge
“Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz - a true rhapsody ... Views: 386
By Frosty Wooldridge
Today, you may take a trip to Disney World for the ride of a lifetime. A quick excursion on a Caribbean cruise promises to whisk you away from the world’s troubles. Drug stores offer pills to cure your headaches, insomnia and sexual dysfunction. A gleaming car races ... Views: 262
I enjoy outings with my granddaughters and teaching them things. However there are times I find I learn something valuable from THEM. The girls and I went shopping for a birthday gift for their mom (we picked out a handbag) and I bought Rosannah and Briannah matching Easter dresses. In fact each ... Views: 434
I love trees. When I was a young girl I liked to climb in any tree that would hold my skinny, little body. My favorite was a mulberry tree in our backyard. Sometimes I would take my dolls up with me. I was a bit of an anomaly, a tomboy who liked dolls. I guess I thought my vinyl children would ... Views: 570
Big Data and Aging
In this time of fast paced change, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture of life- because we have a wealth of fine tuned and distracting minute data poured forth upon us. Google, Amazon, EBay- all are responsible for generating reams of information on the public ... Views: 665
Drugs for the Elderly
Drug treatment has advanced rapidly since the early days of using penicillin and morphia. We now have a plethora of options for many conditions that hitherto would have shortened life expectancy. But this variety of options is now responsible for creating problems as much ... Views: 511
The Myth of Elderly Care
There has been much discussion about the rising cost of care for our aging population. We read about peoples’ life savings being swallowed up and leaving incapacitated pensioners without support at a time when they are least able to negotiate for better ... Views: 547
Have you ever wished you had a “refresh” button for your life?
We acquire a fair amount of knowledge from study and personal experience, but at times it seems all it takes are a few setbacks, and poof, we revert to our old bad habits.
It happened to me.
I was in a car accident a year ... Views: 508
Now that I’m in my 50’s, I realize more and more that aging is an unconscious process and creeps up on you when you least expect it. Even though I feel healthy and take care of myself physically, there is always something showing up to remind me of my age. As I began my 50’s, my eyesight began ... Views: 295
Have you ever had one of those days where you think, “I wish I knew how to do this, or I wish I would have gone there, or I wish I would have tried doing that?”
Whether it is something like rock climbing, or learning a language, or getting a degree, it is never too late to do it. If there is ... Views: 732
“LOVE AFTER LOVE
The time will come when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was yourself.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back ... Views: 668
After seven decades of living, it’s apparent to me that there are lots of myths floating around about aging. Indeed, aging is an inescapable body thing, but it need not affect your passion for life. When you bring alertness to your day, with the intent of savoring your experiences like a child, ... Views: 945
I was having morning tea with friends and family on the weekend, and it was such a delight to catch up and be reminded of the love we share. As we sipped coffee in the sunshine at Nobby’s Beach
Sinking into the compassion of extending love while basking in the warmth of communion, the depth of ... Views: 627
Have you ever had the thought?
My life just doesn’t seem to make sense!
Is it possible for life to make perfect sense?
I both believe and know it is possible for each of us to have our lives make perfect sense.
It's possible to come into a deep connected alignment with our daily life and ... Views: 700
“My future is no longer an extension of the past. I now ask to be led toward a destiny that outshines my history. I now realize that every day I am given a blank canvas on which I can gracefully paint. I now surrender my human will to Divine will and trust I will be lead on a journey of ... Views: 831
Is there in reality such a thing as free electricity and if it does exist, just how do we find it?
The idea that many of us have access to free electricity for our residence is a tad unreal to many people. It's a luxury that quite a lot of us would love to possess.
So is it truly ... Views: 742
I’ve never really made it a point to set aside time at the end of the year to reflect on the year that was, I’ve always been more excited to bet thinking of the year head & setting new goals. But I’ve realised that in spending some time reflecting on certain experiences & expressing my gratitude ... Views: 558
When times are tough we almost always look outside to take some action. Yet it’s often an inner adjustment that’s needed first.
Let’s take a look at what’s happening within, when times are tough.
Have you ever faced circumstances, such as growing debt, demanding creditors, major life ... Views: 627
For many of us, Mother's Day stirs something deeply loving. For others, ambivalent feelings abide. You see, after thirty-three years in the counseling field and drying the tears off many faces, I can accurately say that not every woman feels she had, was or is the "good-enough mother."
So, ... Views: 742
Heart attacks often occur with no warning and 40% of the people die. Patients have heart attacks following the medical guideline of normal cholesterol. Heart disease is the number 1 killer. Going to a cardiologist is beneficial, but patients still die even though they had their heart checked and ... Views: 672
What Happened to the Baby-Boomers?
I remember graduating from High School in 1968 and like every class graduating, we felt like we were going to change the world. Well, we did change the world, but is the world a better place? You have to answer that question. Personally, I don’t think so. ... Views: 931
If you’re a Baby Boomer… hopefully this will inspire you to make some positive changes in your life; changes that may seem impossible if you aren’t in shape or are overweight.
But the fact is, it’s far easier than you may think to get back into shape… and not just a slight improvement, but to ... Views: 622
The Perfect Healthcare Storm
The conditions that are creating the perfect healthcare storm have been taking shape since 2011. That was the year that the leading edge of the “baby boom” generation turned 65. Boomers are defined as individuals born between 1946 and 1964.
Their numbers are ... Views: 647
A single man I know once said: If a woman I'm interested in doesn't seem to love herself, why should I love her...and trying to convince her that she's great would be too exhausting.
When a man meets this kind of woman he may be attracted initially, but after figuring out that she is a ... Views: 914
I am getting older. Of course this is true for everyone, but it arrived for me so suddenly and I was a little unsure of how to be the best host to this arrival. I realized I am entering my Elder years and am now embracing the changes. My own parents gone and my children young men and women with ... Views: 725
We were just kids back then--somebody's sons and daughters--searching for our place, our voice, our future, our identity during a time that would never come again.
It was a time of freedom, of few limitations, when belief in yourself—your talents and abilities—fueled your future, your ... Views: 891
Are your batteries running on low? Do you feel fuzzy, lethargic, and are having trouble making decisions? The beta brainwave frequency can quickly restore and recharge your energy, using the medium of brainwave entrainment.
Beta brainwaves are stimulating and have a great impact on ... Views: 989
We as members of the baby boomer society have seen great icons leave this world. We grew up with these icons, we watched them grow up on television, and they were such an important part of our daily life.
It is hard for us to imagine Jamie Lee Curtis advertising for Activia, or Henry ... Views: 803