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Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression

... Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression depression, growing old, elderly, older people Depression can affect anyone of any ... , but as people age, they can become more susceptible to feeling down. We look at ways that friends and family can help ...

Am I too old for braces?

... Am I too old for braces? HEALTHCARE, ORTHODONTIST, DENTAL BRACES, ELDERCARE Derek Lotts, a reader from Australia, first started researching dental health because of challenges his father was experiencing. Derek continued the research in order to reach out to people and share ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... next. It's a move that needs to recognise the fragility of growing old and the letting go of time- honoured possessions with compassion ... thoughtfulness. For anyone who has lived long term in a family home, the process of downsizing isn't always obvious. An older person ...

Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents?

... many pitfalls in a relationship that are difficult to avoid as they grow old together or even apart. Here are some issues that are ... faced by older couples with advice on how to overcome them. Is romance dead? My father was a lovely, dreamy sort of ...

Why we shouldn't de-clutter our family history

... forebears to prove the point. The fashion for minimalist living is growing apace and the latest book on the benefits of de-cluttering (" ... refused to "take an oath to fight if necessary against Dear old England and its Queen" Victoria. Secondly, a close friend ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... does the idea of your parent moving in strike you? A growing number of families are opting for multi-generational living. We've been talking ... Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), 81% of 65-74 year olds in England own their own property and statistics show that older people ...

How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... , interests and key milestones. Include pictures of your own childhood growing up with them. If you kept any old diaries that you ... struggles, funny things that happened to them. Dig out some old photos. Take time to reminisce either on your own or with ...

Why my parents never came to live with me

... most of their lives, as my parents were, their own growing needs can catch up with and overtake them. Increasingly chronic poor ... totally disrupt family life. Many people get selfish as they get old. No, strike that. They get more self-involved, and ...

How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice

... each other. My own nan lived with us as I was growing up. So we moved in and life settled down into a ... loss of my mother and our eldest son only being 4 weeks old at the time, we had to make important decisions very quickly ...

Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... number of elderly who'll need support will increase significantly. Programmes are growing around the country to help older people enjoy some company and get ... difficult to live alone. I hated the idea of "any old bag" running around my home looking after me so my family ...