Most women over 60 will at some point find themselves dealing with grey hair. While this is a natural part of the aging process, some women still find it hard to let go of their “original” hair color, and resort to dyes, highlights or other methods to avoid going grey. On the other hand, there are also plenty of women who seem to be embracing the change in their hair color and are going grey gracefully! There are many reasons for this, and the trend of going grey naturally is an encouraging sign in many ways. It is a reflection of how women over 60 can change their self-image for the better and accept themselves for who they are and how they look.
Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s: Support Groups, Approach and Techniques – Interview with Lori La BeyJuly 23, 2014 | Margaret Manning 2
Dementia caregivers face unique challenges. They are often so focused on multiple tasks that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s becomes a stressful and high pressure responsibility. So, it is critical to find ways to maintain a sense of balance. In this episode of the Sixty and Me show, my guest, Lori La Bey, and I discuss how to build a relationship with your patient that allows them to maintain a sense of purpose. We also talk about how to get the support that you need to be a successful caregiver.
People like simple explanations to difficult problems. We know that relationships are complicated but we like to believe that “love conquers all.” We understand that starting a business requires passion, discipline, value creation and luck, but, it’s so much more pleasant to believe that if you “do what you love the money will follow.”
The problem is that half-truths are often more destructive than lies. They wrap our desires in a warm blanket of believability and prevent us from making rational choices. Nowhere is this truer than in the myth of the successful hobby-business.
Many women over 60 are interested in keeping our skin healthy as we get older, and there is a growing awareness that a lot of store-bought products have unnecessary and sometimes harmful ingredients. Instead of treating our faces with chemicals, there are options for various natural facial products and natural facial cleansers that we can use to keep looking our best without irritating our skin – and many of these products can be made at home!
Research on dementia and Alzheimer’s is just getting started. Even though these diseases affect millions of people around the world, in terms of prevention and treatment, we still are on a journey of discovery. In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, my guest, Lori La Bey, and I discuss the latest trends in Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment. Lori is one the world’s leading advocates and experts on the topic of dementia and Alzheimer’s and her insights were amazing.
When you think about being a freelance writer, what images come to mind? Do you imagine yourself, sitting on a beach, the sun setting behind your laptop as you put the final touches on an article for a client 4000 miles away? In many ways, freelance writing sounds like the ultimate part-time job for people approaching, or already enjoying, retirement. It’s flexible, in demand and easy to get started with. Unfortunately, these very factors also make freelance writing highly competitive.
Summer is here and it’s time for me to dust off my sneakers and get back in shape. There’s only one problem. I have zero motivation to get started. Like most of you, I know what is good for me, but, I often lack the discipline to begin.
Fortunately, I have a secret weapon. I can trick myself into getting almost anything done, in just one minute a day. I’ll explain exactly what I mean, but, first, let’s look at what’s wrong with the conventional wisdom.
Pleasure is not normally a word that we associate with exercise. When I started my Pilates class a few weeks ago, I came away smiling after an hour of gentle and mindful stretching to soft music. I had a sense that, for me personally, I had found a workout regime that was right for my body. So it does not surprise me that Pilates has become one of the most popular exercises for older women. Many of us are taking classes to build strength, reduce back pain, lose weight, or to improve coordination and balance. It has some similarities to yoga because it focuses on principles related to concentration, control and centering of the body.
What is being 60 really like? It’s a harder question than you might think. Women over 60 are unique. We try to explain to marketers that we are not easily categorized. Still, advertisers like to bunch us in categories like “Boomer” and “Senior” which to them seem safe demographic boxes. There is even a brand new acronym being promoted by Marketing Magazine called the “Dragon.” This stands for women who are “divorced, rich, aged 65+, overseas travelers and networkers.” They mysteriously left out a descriptor for the letter “g” so I will suggest “gregarious,” “gracious” or “genuine.” But, no matter how you cut it, these words only scratch the surface of our wonderful complexity.
The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease: Statistics, Causes, Early Signs and Stages – Interview with Lori La BeyJuly 8, 2014 | Margaret Manning
Many women in their 60s think a lot about Alzheimer’s and dementia. They may be helping a parent, friend or partner. Or, maybe they worry about whether they will personally be impacted by Alzheimer’s one day. In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I explore the truth about Alzheimer’s Disease, with my dynamic and intelligent guest, Lori La Bey.
If you want to understand Alzheimer’s and dementia better, or simply learn how to deal with your own fears related to these conditions, this episode of the Sixty and Me show is for you.
When I told my friends and family that I was quitting my marketing job at a well-respected global company to start Sixty and Me, I was greeted with confused looks. After all, at age 64, I was supposed to be “winding down” and preparing for retirement. Like the thousands of older entrepreneurs that start a business in their 50s, 60s or beyond, I didn’t see it that way. With 20 to 30 years ahead of me, I wanted to fill my remaining years with new adventures and valuable work. Now, with Sixty and Me growing and changing lives, I’m glad I did. At the same time, my experience raises some important questions.
Summer is finally here and, like many women, I am ready to refresh my wardrobe. There’s only one problem. Most clothing for older women is just plain, well… plain.
I’m honestly not sure why designers have such a hard time creating clothing for older women. It seems like, instead of trying to understand our lifestyle goals, they create clothes based on stereotypes. They believe that all we want is comfy flat shoes, longish skirts, baggy sleeves and stretchy pants with elastic band waists.