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About this site

We’re here to help you navigate through the highs and lows of supporting older family and friends.

To do that we have a wealth of articles, news and stories that provide practical ideas, food for thought, and a place to share our experiences. We’ll also be pointing you to other sources of useful information so you can build a bigger picture to help you make choices.

Collaborative Posts

We do work with commercial partners to create articles, which we highlight as being Collaborative Posts. We require these articles to have value to our readership, but may include links to the partner’s website. We are paid an editorial fee for these articles to cover some of the time we spend on helping to create and edit content, and post the articles. Collaborative Posts do not appear on the home page of the site, and are not promoted via social media.

There has been a huge rise in the number of blogs created by AI, such as ChatGPT. At When They Get Older we are, like Google, not entirely offended by this, but again like Google we require that contributed posts are good posts. Google says they should be quality content created for people and demonstrating experience, expertise, authoritativeness and trustworthiness. We heartily concur.

Product reviews

We are sometimes provided with free samples of products and services. The reviews we publish are entirely independent, and we always make it clear where we have been given ‘freebies’.

Find your topic through the menus

You’ll find a bar near the top of the page with our main topics: Health, Financial, Care, Quality of Life and Family. Click on any tab and you’ll find a menu on the left-hand side to help you navigate to the subject you would like to learn about.

Search for what you need

Know what you’re looking for? Use the search box to create a list of articles with the relevant term.

Read our “agony aunt”

If you have a challenge juggling work, home and caring, or want to find ways to work successfully with your family in eldercare, take a look at Ask Lesley. Professional coach Dr Lesley Trenner offers advice to readers on their relationship and emotional issues.

Find out more

If you’d like to learn more about any subject, take a look at the Directory page, where we list other specialist sites that offer further information.

Share your experiences

If you’ve got a story or tips you would be willing to share with readers to help them on their own journey, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

You can use that email address to ask any question as well.


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