Healthy Living For the Elderly: Eat, Supplement, Exercise

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As people age, their dietary, exercise, and supplement needs change. Here is what you need to know about those changes, as well as some suggestions for how to best meet your bodies needs as you age. Caring for physical health is important at every age. We take care of our bodies through healthy diet, physical fitness, and often through the …

People in rich countries are dying of loneliness

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Sociologists have long been warning about the dangers of increased isolation thanks to aging populations, scattered families, and cultures that promote the individual over the collective. Now, new research analyzing previous studies suggests people who fall into the loneliness trap are 50% more likely to suffer an early death than those who remain socially connected. Previous studies have found that …

The Effects of Loneliness and Isolation to the Elderly

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The current drive to help older people live at home for longer may be creating higher levels of isolation and loneliness for them. While the move to help our seniors remain in familiar surroundings for as long as possible is generally made with the best intentions, the focus on meeting their physical care – rather than their full range of …

Trapped at home but perfectly healthy – A carers perspective

Cameron Bailey Uncategorized

Some years ago, my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  I remember it started innocuously enough, forgetting words in conversation, thinking it was just a little old-age forgetfulness.  But what followed was a long and arduous journey that so many others in her position have faced – the gradual decline of memory, function and ultimately, identity.  But Gran was one of …

No time for Dad, an SMS will have to do.

Cameron Bailey Uncategorized

I write this the day before turning 45, wow, 45. Surely by now I’m meant to have more answers than questions? I expected I would have the day to day in hand with a clear direction on how to make the most of my decades of experience at both work and home. Why is it then life often feels more …

Aged care crisis – the fear of being alone and vulnerable

Cameron Bailey Uncategorized

Elderly people are usually afraid of being alone, especially if they are suffering from chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s. This fear can make them want to follow their caregivers wherever they go and even get upset when they are left alone. It makes it difficult for you to help them, and it’s important to come up with elaborate strategies to …

If there is one thing you do to save your parents living alone, this is it

Cameron Bailey Uncategorized

Caring for aging parents is an important responsibility facing many of us. Without a proper plan, this can lead to multiple challenges, including a work-life conflict that reduces productivity and increases stress at the workplace. The problem can be even more compound when you have to care for kids too. There are multiple obstacles involved, and you might find yourself …