You’ve worked for decades knowing that retirement was on the horizon, and though you may have loved your career, you can’t help but look forward to the extra time that retirement brings. However, some older adults find that adjusting to retirement takes a little longer than expected. Whether you are approaching retirement soon or already retired, here are a few tips for making the adjustment to retired life easier.
We all forget things sometimes. But as we get older, it gets harder to distinguish between common forgetfulness that comes with aging, and actual dementia.
Our Arbor dementia expert, Susan Robbins, sits down with Melissa Lee to discuss the topic of the upcoming webinar Senior Living LIVE: Dementia or Normal Aging? As a preview for the full webinar, scheduled for September 29, Susan compares dementia and forgetfulness, and gives some signs to look for and when to see medical help.
For more information, watch the recording below. And make sure to sign up for the full webinar later this month for more helpful information about dementia.
Your parents have spent a lifetime together. They’ve probably weathered storms small and large and encountered challenges you may never even know about. They have made it through a lifetime together, and that matters. So when faced with the reality that their care needs are different, you may not know what to do. You don’t have to separate your parents, and in most cases you shouldn’t. Here’s what to do if your parents need different levels of care.
As you get older, you may find yourself struggling to find answers to questions about your health, finances, or social opportunities. Fortunately, there are organizations that help senior citizens in nearly every town, county, and state. These organizations are designed to provide support and resources that keep older adults active, healthy, and happy.
Connecting with others is important at all ages. However, research has shown us that socialization with peers is even more important as we age. Feelings of perceived loneliness have been linked to rapid cognitive decline, numerous health problems, and even premature death. Fortunately, older adults don’t have to host huge parties in order to reap the benefits of socialization. Instead, cultivating relationships with small groups of family members or peers can boost overall emotional and physical health.
Sunday is Grandparents Day, and celebrating the bond between generations is a little more challenging during a pandemic. Grandkids may not be able to spend the day with their grandparents as they have in previous years, but there are still ways to make the day special.