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What to put on your bucket list?

... What to put on your bucket list? RETIREMENT, LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL, HOBBIES, COMMUNITY Written by Kathy Lawrence Lists of inspiring things to do in a lifetime become hugely popular. A survey asked older people what they would suggest for their younger family and friends ...

10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... network" email bulletins also help ensure users do not miss out on anything, giving them further opportunities to join in. To enhance hobbies and interests Losing access to once-beloved hobbies and passions can be very hard for older people to adjust to. If they become less ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... get active during the day to leave them sufficiently tired out as the evening approaches. Keeping your parents' minds active with mentally stimulating hobbies such as completing crossword or Sudoku puzzles, jigsaws and reading can all help to engage and tire out the brain so it's easier ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... sticks, transformed from dull brown to a field of daisies. Try it yourself with crafting acrylic paints (DecoArt paints are available from Hobby Craft, Amazon and eBay) or try a local craft market for someone to commission. Loss of driving confidence is something many ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... is to help people retain their independence as much as possible and to continue with the activities they need to do or enjoy, like hobbies and social activities. When we meet occupational therapists in hospital it's often because they're helping to prepare a family member for discharge, ...

How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden

... can all use without that heavy spadework? The people at Mantis have provided this short guide. Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies for people who are retired, and for good reason. Regularly tending a garden can be a great way to get regular exercise ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... you once loved because you're too tired or simply don't have enough time to keep up with activities outside care duties. Make time for hobbies as well as socialising it may be hard work and you may be exhausted but it's uplifting to relax and have some fun if ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... . Many care homes have groups and clubs for their residents where they can meet people with common interests and carry out the activities and hobbies they enjoy. Residential nursing If you think your loved one would be most comfortable moving into a care home but they have more ...

What to expect from live-in care for your parent

... your parent is and the type of company they enjoy. They'll take the time to find out about your parent's preferred schedule, the hobbies they enjoy, the pets they keep and the family members that visit on a regular basis. All this information is usually derived ...

When a loved one loses their sight

... much of the independence she lost when she first lost her sight, and has even ridden a tandem bike and tried her hand at hobbies such as acoustic rifle shooting, archery and bowls. Blind Veterans UK provides specialist sight loss support to veterans at home, in ...