I’ve been working my way through the Sleepio programme – designed by experts to help people with long-term sleep problems finally get some decent rest. So far it’s been about looking at aspects of how we prepare for sleep and our connection between sleep and the bedroom. Throughout the programme users keep their own sleep […]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.
Do you worry about your parent’s driving? Not just because of failing eyesight or slower reactions, but because you know today’s traffic is frightening to manage for someone used to quieter times. And have you become an anxious driver too? With a head taken over by worries about family and the future? Or just distracted […]Read more
In the news this week: Warding off dementia Geriatric admissions in Scotland Balancing pensions with debt repayments Challenges for pensioners and avoiding scammers Extra state pensions for some widowed pensioners Lack of awareness of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding Eye tests for drivers over 70? Nationwide variation in cremation costs Health and mental health A healthy […]Read more
This year we’re seeing a surge of ‘Painted Lady’ butterflies in parts of the UK. But it’s big news because butterflies are actually in decline. So when we’re helping our parents re-plan their gardens to be more manageable in later life, or start a new garden, why not invite the butterflies back with these tips? […]Read more
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