When supporting an older loved one, it’s important to know if they have opinions about what treatment they would or would not want towards the end of life. The subject of what happens to our family members if they get unwell is not an easy one to think about, and we may understandably be reluctant […]Read more
It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends. Yet more and more of us are trying to do just that.
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.
Collaborative Post It is quite common for people to wonder how to scatter ashes. It is not something we do every day or something we openly talk about. Yet the spreading of the ashes of a loved one is a significant event and one that needs to capture the precious moment of letting go off […]Read more
Hearing specialists recommend that once we reach the age of 55 we should have a hearing test every three years, and every ten years below that age. An early check provides a base line against which they can measure any degradation in our hearing as we age. Most people do lose some level of hearing […]Read more
There is no doubt that people in the UK are now living longer than ever before. While increased life expectancy is a good thing overall, it can lead to issues such as loneliness. This often happens as people become less agile and able to socialise. Of course, loneliness is not restricted to the elderly but […]Read more
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