As we grow old, we may start feeling less important, less valued and start feeling as if we are not good enough anymore to cut it in the world and with younger people. As a result, many older adults start
The Practice of Balance Exercises in Older Adulthood
Balancing our movements – whatever they may be, is almost always automatic. Whilst walking for example, we rarely focus on coordinating our steps and feet so as to not fall, unless it is a rocky surface for example. In old
Balance & Elderly: The Benefits
As the population ages, several studies document how ageing affects the physical body. Various systems will be affected, including the muscular & nervous systems, which are significant components of movement & balance. These changes might cause the elderly to increase
Older Adults and Technology
Without a shadow of a doubt, there are a number of older adults who are well versed in the art of using a technological tool; be it a tablet, a mobile, or even a laptop. Yet, there are many other
Living with Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s is now the second most common neurodegenerative disorder – about 1 in 500 people are affected by this disease. In other words: the likelihood of having this disorder impacting your brain capacity is growing more and more.
Communicating with Older Adults in a Healthcare Setting
As the new generation of healthcare professionals continues to grow, so are the ways in which we communicate. Communication strategies change, grow and evolve depending on several different variables, such as culture, training, and even language barriers.
Communication is tricky
Part 3 of 3 : Dementia for the Person with Dementia
In the second part of the series, we looked at what it is like for the informal caregiver to live with and care for a loved one with dementia. Finally, to round off the series of blogs about dementia,
Part 1 of 3 : What is Dementia?
Dementia may seemingly be one of the most difficult diseases to live with and to experience. It not only affects the person who is diagnosed, but affects everyone else around. It burdens everyone, creates a long period of uncertainty and
I am retiring soon. How can I prepare myself?
Whether you are looking forward to retirement, or are dreading what it will be like, retirement brings with it a change in lifestyle and preparation is key for psychological wellbeing. The following are 5 points to reflect on as you
The psychological effects of retirement
My father just retired and has too much time on his hands. The psychological effects of retirement.
Retirement brings with it a lot of new experiences and psychological challenges that are in themselves unique, resulting in the retiree feeling overwhelmed