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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.

Living through a pandemic

In these extraordinary times, we’ll be working to point you in the direction of information and advice from the experts on how to look after yourselves and your parents. We’ll post articles that provide useful tips on how your loved ones can keep well physically, mentally and emotionally. And signpost where to go for more help. Just visit our Coronavirus section. And look after yourselves.

 

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What shall we do about Christmas?

At this time of year I would normally be pointing to our invaluable posts about how to get through Christmas with a houseful of guests and minimum stress, especially if your guests include those living with dementia. This year anxiety comes in very different ways. Who to have in our bubble? How to manage a much […]

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The best brain games for seniors

Keeping those little grey cells active is more important than ever as people age. Intellectual engagement, such as playing brain games, has been shown to improve cognitive function (mental ability) in seniors. Not only can this prevent the onset of or the worsening of dementia, but it can benefit seniors’ health by helping individuals function […]

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Are you finding caring for ageing relatives a challenge? Our life coach and eldercare specialist Dr Lesley Trenner offers free, anonymous advice in her regular column.

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