Let’s face it — even on the best of days, life is hectic. The job, the commute, kids’ lunches and sports, the dog needs walking and the car has a flat. And recently, a new wrinkle: you’re worried about your parents.
When it comes to estate planning, not opening up about our wishes and how property should be divided may be detrimental to family harmony and the value of your estate. Here a few talking points to get you chatting about the important stuff
It’s long been known that Alzheimer’s patients often retain musical memories, even when recall of names, faces and places has been lost as the disease relentlessly destroys key areas of the brain
For older adults, the risk of falling is very real. In fact, nearly 20% of older adults in Canada who live at home reported at least one fall in 2008/2009
Every Halloween is disappointing in the same way. You carve up a creative pumpkin, then within a few hours, it gets chewed on by a furry creature
Planning meals and doing a little prep work can save a bundle over eating out, plus has the added benefit of improving health.
Stress has many sources for elderly parents and for their family caregivers as well
Getting up off the couch can be a challenge regardless of your age, but new research shows that having a furry, four-legged reason to go for a walk can help seniors reach physical activity targets.
In an era where we no longer tolerate racism, sexism or prejudice in any way, why is it still acceptable to be ageist?
Has it been awhile since you’ve seen your mom? A 2012 study says you should invite her over for dinner soon.
The study concluded that loneliness is a significant factor in the decline of quality of life in older adults, including risk of depression, cognitive impairment and health problems like coronary artery disease, and may even lead to an earlier death.