We’re coming up to Mother’s Day in the UK, and it will be followed by celebrations of mothers around the world. As ever, there’s a flurry of searches on Mother’s Day gifts. This year I’d like to take a step back and think about why we celebrate Mother’s Day, because the why can inform the […]Read more
It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends.
When They Get Older is here to help. We’re sharing tips and experiences to give you support as you support your older relatives. Health and wealth, pastimes and pleasures, challenges and relationships – we talk about them all here.
Lockdown created a new crisis for the eldercare system, especially in care homes and hospitals. In an effort to protect the vulnerable from COVID-19, establishments instigated strict rules on visiting, often with families and friends being shut out altogether if any cases were detected within the care setting. This became a very long-term issue, as […]Read more
I opened this book cautiously. Did I really want to have confirmation that getting older is grim? Or to be greeted by pages of positive affirmations – which work for many but not for my degree of cynicism? It turned out these were unnecessary worries. Beyond Beige is a short and honest illustrated book which […]Read more
Dysphasia is a language disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate. It’s often caused by damage to the areas of the brain responsible for language due to neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain tumours. For older people, dysphasia can be concerning and even dangerous for several reasons. Communication Dysphasia impairs […]Read more
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