Did you know that you could strengthen your memory just by making a few simple lifestyle changes? Few people want to be able to memorise entire packs of cards or pull off other memory tricks, but as we age keeping the memory functions ticking over properly is important. Not only does it help day-to-day (less forgetting where you put the car keys!) but also, it can help to flag up more serious memory loss symptoms should they begin to occur. How Do We Go About This? There are a variety of ways to boost your mental performance and improve your memory as you age. The following collection of tips will help you to preserve the health of your brain and stimulate that grey matter! Rest Is…

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It can be difficult to feel positive about old age whilst living in a society that places a great deal of negative associations around this inevitable and natural course of life. The media is full of great advice on preventing, delaying and avoiding old age, painting a picture of doom and gloom for all those who reach a stage whereby they are considered to be ‘over the hill’. Celebrating Old Age Successfully reaching old age should be a seen as an achievement, worthy of celebration. This is a stage of life when many of us find ourselves free from many of the burdens that have weighed us down over previous decades. Old age is the perfect time for us to begin to explore the things in…

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Regardless of your approach and attitude towards aging, getting older is a natural process that cannot be prevented! Instead of trying to fight against it and ‘beat it’ with magic anti aging remedies and a large dose of denial, accepting it and going with the flow is a far better idea! Focussing on the positives in your life helps you to feel far happier and healthier and this positive attitude coupled with some good, healthy lifestyle choices, will enable you to age healthily and enjoy the ride! So rather than offering you some miracle cures to help you beat aging, we have some practical, common sense advice to help you remain in good shape and enjoy your golden years…   Remember To Drink The Recommended Daily…

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In our egocentric world, there is a great deal of negative association linked to aging. When you consider how many people die whilst in the prime of their life, never reaching old age, this seems quite absurd. Aging ought to be celebrated; after all, living a long, fulfilling life is surely the goal we are all striving towards. With that in mind, we have put together a list of what we feel are the best bits about reaching a ripe old age… Lifelong Friends Friends come and go throughout your lifetime; some friendships dissipate whilst others grow deeper and stronger throughout the decades. Those lifelong friendships are priceless; you share a history with those close friends, know each other inside out and understand one another having…

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People have a tendency to focus on all of the negative elements of aging, such as the loss of mental sharpness, the disappearance of our youthful appearance and a steep decline in general vigour. But despite the fact that there are many stereotypes about older generations, like for example the ‘grumpy old man’ stereotype, research indicates that rather than getting grumpier with age, many elderly people actually become happier and more content over the years. Now I am not for one moment suggesting that a few grey hairs can turn a miserable personality into a barrel of laughs, but take a look at the list below and you will see that there are several factors that help to explain why old age can bring a greater…

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  The mysterious part of life we call ‘old age’, is a stage of life that is often linked to feelings of anxiety, yet this growing old lark is not optional, it is mandatory, (providing we are lucky enough to be around that long)!  After all, despite any fears we may have about reaching old age, it is important to remember that growing is a privilege denied to many. The portrayal of elderly people in films is often incredibly clichéd. Elderly characters tend to be out on the sidelines rather than playing a central role in the storyline. Typical stereotypes range from the sweet, often forgetful little old ladies to the grumpy, mean old gits! There is a real stigma attached to growing old, somewhere along…

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