I’m always on the lookout for interesting places to stay when I travel and, like many older adults, I’m not afraid to stay at the occasional youth hostel. After all, I feel 18 on the inside. Shouldn’t that count for something?
Oldushka is a fascinating name for a modeling agency for older adults. It’s a funny blend of English and Russian that you would really only “get” if you had lived in both Russia and the West for some of your life.
Last year, I was walking down a busy street in downtown London when an overweight man in a baggy coat swerved into my path and almost knocked me over. He looked up and, with breath smelling like cheap beer and cigarettes, yelled, “Hey, watch it, you stupid cow!”
When assisted living works the way it is supposed to, it is a life saver. Our elderly family members get the care and support they need and we get to devote more our time to making their lives happy.
When you are having trouble sleeping, everything else in your life suffers. You may feel cranky and irritable. You may have trouble focusing on your work. You may even feel like locking yourself up in your house, avoiding social contact all together.
So, perhaps it’s no surprise that so many of us turn to sedatives when we are having trouble sleeping. After all, things really couldn’t get any worse… right?
There’s no denying that ice-hockey can be a tough sport. It’s not something that you would recommend to everyone. It’s definitely not a sport that you would recommend to your 95-year-old dad.
Losing someone close to us is one of the most difficult things that we can ever go through. Unfortunately, it is also one of the few things that we are all guaranteed to experience at some point in our lives.
I have already said goodbye to both of my parents, so, I know firsthand the pain and confusion that comes when we lose someone special. I still think about them every day.
It’s every patient’s nightmare. You go into the hospital to treat one problem… only to catch something even worse, while you are recovering!
It’s easy to dismiss healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) as just a function of other people’s paranoia. After all, hospitals are supposed to be the best places to recover from a serious illness or injury. Surely, people are exaggerating about the dangers of staying in the hospital!