We all know people who have lost their mental capacities in their later years. It is heart-breaking when an aging loved one gets forgetful, then begins to say things that don’t make sense, then doesn’t remember family members’ names. But can the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia be postponed or prevented? This Harvard Medical doctor says “Yes”. What can we do now to make our brains function well into the aging process? Listen for answers.
Grandparents often feel alienated and distant from their grand kids due to the younger generation’s obsession with social media and technology. Amazingly, most youth deeply long for authentic connection and meaningful relationships. Even though grandparents may feel reluctant to step into that space, it’s helpful to know that, when done right, it’s what kids really want. Here’s how.
The place you live, and how you feel about it, are big contributors to your sense of wellbeing. Do you like the way it looks? Does it need upgrades, remodeling, or modifications to meet your current lifestyle? What can you do to improve or maintain the safety, livability, and value of your home? Lots of help in this show, including some “must-do’s” if you’re thinking of selling. Plus, a very special offer to Second Half Now listeners.
If you’re a homeowner, you know that your house can be a blessing or a burden in the second half of life. When the kids are grown and there’s lots of changes in our income and expenses, the equity in our home can be a great source for security, freedom, and peace of mind. What would life be like if you never had to make another mortgage payment? Hear how a reverse mortgage can give you lots of options.
We are living longer than any previous generation. In many ways that’s a good thing, but if we don’t have our health, those extra years may not be worth it. As we age we experience changes in our metabolism, strength, stamina, balance, sleep, and energy. The good news is that small things can pay big benefits, if we’ll be disciplined and pro-active. Here are some things that will help.