Articles related to age at home

Monday, March 16, 2020

Why we need social distancing, and ideas for what to do

One of the most at-risk demographics during the Corona pandemic are older adults, those with the previous diagnosis of diabetes, heart, or lung illnesses. For all of us, social distancing is the game plan for weeks to come, and so we'll need to look outside the regular channels for entertainment and activities.

Topics: wellnessage at homesenior careretirement activitiesretirementsocial isolation

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

How to get dates when you're retired

Having a partner is the single greatest predictor for loneliness or social isolation. The newly retired are some of the most at-risk demographics for this and for depression. Perhaps it's time for you to try a dating app this Valentine's Day.

Topics: Mon Tonton's How-Toswellnesslonelinesssocial isolationage at homeretirement

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Why you should care we're getting lonelier

Chronic feelings of loneliness double the likelihood of premature deaths as reported by research completed with a public nursing project. Research suggests that the lonely are more likely to suffer from cognitive decline and a quicker progression of Alzheimer's.

Topics: lonelinesswellnessretirementage at homesocial isolationAlzheimers

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Supporting the 10,000 adults retiring every day

There is currently an unprecedented volume of adults reaching retirement in most industrialised countries. In some places, people feel as much of a duty to look after their aging parents as they do to care for their own children. In other words, just as it isn't a parents problem to educate their kids, it's the State's job to look after their aging parents.

Topics: wellnesssenior careage at home

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Monday, December 2, 2019

4 ways to prevent falling as we age

Older adults need to be extra cautious about accidental falls as they take longer to heal as age progresses. Here are a few tips on how to prevent falls.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

6 keys to a strong relationship with your adult children

Being a parent and at times a friend to your adult children requires a balance between regular interactions and personal space. Overstepping the boundaries can lead to detachment. Here are the effective ways to interact with your adult children, and lay the foundation of a strong relationship for years to come. Start trying these tips out this Thanksgiving!

Topics: retirementage at homesocial isolationfamilylonelinesswellness

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Monday, November 11, 2019

5 questions to answer for your Living Will

Many worry that having conversations about end-of-life will bring about emotional distress. In reality, it can take a lot out of it. Whether it's for yourself or helping your loved ones prepare it is an important step in preparing for the inevitable end.

Topics: senior carefamilyage at homeexpatswellness

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Monday, October 28, 2019

5 ideas for a playful Halloween in retirement

'We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.' Quite right, who ever said aging requires being serious? Staying curious and playful requires more effort as we age. But we can do it, it's up to us how long we want to stay young. A contented and carefree spirit is the key to healthier and happier aging.

Topics: retirement hobbieswellnesslifestyleage at homesocial isolation

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Monday, October 21, 2019

How to skip this year's flu season

Flu season has arrived. How are you feeling? Most of us know how miserable it is to get stuck at home with the flu. As we age there are some additional risks associated with getting the flu and extra care should be given to avoiding it. Here are some tips for our community on how to stay happy and healthy this flu season.

Topics: Mon Tonton's How-Tossenior carewellnesssenior carefamilyage at home

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Why retired adults should volunteer more

Do you have an elderly neighbour that could use a little help? We believe in a future where our seniors are supported by the newly retired to volunteer or work on providing care for the more senior. Helping seniors in their daily chores such as buying groceries or getting transportation to appointments helps both thee elderly receiving the help and the volunteering older adult. Sharing a few hours per week with an elderly neighbor can do wonders for both of you; volunteering improves our sense of purpose as well as our sense of feeling connected. For the person receiving the help, you might just be making it possible for them to live independently at home for longer.

Topics: senior careage at homewellness

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Monday, October 7, 2019

5 Signs your loved one needs non-medical care

If you're a long-distance caregiver, it's particularly important to know whether your loved one needs extra non-medical care at home. When they are no longer able to handle their activities for daily living it's time to get more hands on. These are the signs you should be looking for.

Topics: senior carewellnessfamilyage at home

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Monday, September 30, 2019

6 Steps you can take today to Age In Place

Choosing to age in place requires thorough planning. If aging at home is your preferred choice, here are the steps that will ensure you can age confidently in the comfort of your own home.

Topics: wellnessage at homesenior care

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Monday, September 16, 2019

What my Grandma's Alzheimer's taught me

This is my Alzheimer's story. My yiayia (grandma in Greek) was diagnosed when I was 18 and we moved her with us to Norway to take care of us. It was something the whole family was involved in.

Topics: Alzheimersage at homeexpatswellnessmental healthfamilysenior care

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Monday, September 9, 2019

7 ways to take care of your brain as you age

The earlier Alzheimer's is diagnosed, the more its progress can be slowed with customised lifestyle changes. Most risk factors for Alzheimer's are associated with the way we live. Learn more about senior wellness from the Mon Tonton community.

Topics: Alzheimerssenior careage at homeexpatswellnessfamilylong-distance family

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Monday, September 2, 2019

6 early warning signs of Alzheimer's

These are some of the early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. The sooner you find out, the more time you have to slow the progression of the illness and prepare for what's to come. Written for the Alzheimer's awareness month.

Topics: Alzheimerssenior careage at homeexpatswellness

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Monday, August 26, 2019

7 tips to care for loved ones as an expat

Most of us have either a parent or grandparent who needs help with daily chores. Most private caregivers these days are from the baby boomer generation. Some approaching 70 and caring for parents nearing 90. Here are some tips on how to provide long-distance care for loved ones.

Topics: senior carefamilyage at homeexpatslong-distance family

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Monday, August 5, 2019

How to age healthy with the Mediterranean diet

We’re all different and there is no one right way to eat. Still, there are healthy eating messages that should apply to everyone – such as eating more fiber and plant-based foods, and fewer processed foods. Read this week's blog post on how to master the Mediterranean diet. As we age, taking care of ourselves is important to maintain independence. How and what you eat determines more than know.

Topics: Mon Tonton's How-Tossenior carewellnessfamilyexpatsage at home

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Do these 4 things to stay independent as you age

This is the single most common reason many seniors end up requiring long-term care and living assistance from family, professionals or even full-time care at nursing homes. Here are some tips on what you can start doing today to safeguard your independence as you age.

Topics: wellnessage at homeretirement hobbiessocial isolationloneliness

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Monday, June 10, 2019

4 signs you are a long-distance caregiver

Many of us fail to plan ahead for how aging parents will become dependent on us, their adult children, as they age. While growing old within the comfort of your own home is many seniors' top priority; there are alternatives. This articles explores some of them, including tips on arranging in-home care.

Topics: long-distance familysenior carefamilyexpatsage at home

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Monday, June 3, 2019

6 reasons why the future of senior care is at home

The value of growing old within the comfort of your own home is the key to aging well and happily. Furtermore aging at home is the most affordable options to both individuals and governments. Aging in place should be the goal of policy makers and individuals.

Topics: senior careage at homewellness

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