Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing


Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

THE INAPPROPRIATE PRESCRIBING of medications is linked to the increased hospitalisation of older people in Ireland, according to new research. The studies, …

They Go: Lessons Learned While Caring for the Dying

by Laura Anne White Forever alive, forever forward, Stately, solemn, sad, withdrawn, baffled, mad, turbulent, feeble, dissatisfied, Desperate, proud, fond, …

7 Things to Check before Joining a Retirement Community

by John Gary Retirement communities are a boom for elders in the modern age lifestyle. There are many elderly people around us who want to live the golden …

Addiction: Not Just a Problem for Young People

by Sara Stringer When we think of addiction, we typically view it as a young person’s problem. And while it’s true that addiction is common in …

Signs of Decline: How to Know if Your Elderly Loved One is Ready for Assisted Living

by Len Haberman There are significant emotional and even practical barriers that make the decision to look at the option of assisted living, as a challenging …

How to Communicate Patiently with Alzheimer’s Sufferers

by Clare Evans Alzheimer’s is a scary, lonely, and debilitating disease. It can have a huge and devastating effect on a sufferer and their family. Slowly …

8 Engaging Activities Your Recovering Grandparent Can Do to Cope from a Loss

Guest Blogger: Krisca Te  Death is an inevitable part of life and, as we age, the prevalence of death around us increases. If they are lucky, loving couples …

How to Find a Great Carer for Your Aging Parents or GrandParents

Guest Blogger:  Andy C. Not everyone is fortunate enough to remain independent into their later years. As people age, their needs change and they require …

Various Ways to Improve the Lives of Senior Citizens through Internet or Social Media

Guest Blogger: Kathryn Shepherd Social media is nowadays on everyone’s mind due to its immense success across the globe, irrespective of geographical …

Switch Roles: Adjusting To A Rebellious Older Parent

Guest Blogger: Jonathan Rosenfeld  It may be shocking for caretakers to hear one of their aging parents say something that may be perceived as ‘rude’. …

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