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  1. How to co-ordinate care for parents as an expat

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    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw If you are an expat you may only be able to come over to the UK for a few days or weeks and need an organised way to find the right care home and possibly treatment for your parent.  At the moment it’s a mammoth task, both organisationally and emotionally.  What is needed is coordinated and experienced, expert guidance, so that those living abroad have practical and emotional support that smooth’s those difficult transitions easily and efficiently. There are companies which help expats find the perfect residence for their elderly parent but there is so much to consider from all the administration and paperwork involved, to settling on an affordable financial plan for more long term patients, it is often overwhelming.  Even if you are able...
  2. Is discrimination and short-sightedness at the root of a growing army of unemployed over 50’s?

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    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw Discrimination and short-sightedness is at the root of a growing army of unemployed over 50’s at a time when the mature workforce need more income. We all know that experience comes with age, but in business, experience is often put to one side because of implied associated higher costs.  It is a rather short sighted business model. The problem is compounded by the fact that we are living longer, therefore we need to work longer to pay for our longevity.  If we are not being allowed to work as long as we want and are able, there will be serious financial implications globally.  The numbers simply don’t stack up. Many over 50s are now being forced to set up their own businesses having been...
  3. Stereotypes do not exist when looking for love over 50

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    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw  Why do people look for love after 50?  Is it because they dislike being on their own?  Or perhaps they just want someone to go to dinner parties and on holiday with?   Is it because they need someone to help look after the house?  Of course the answers vary depending on whom we speak to, so to find out more I asked a few people and quickly realised that stereoptypes and ageism do not exist. For instance, one chap told me that he used to think he was in love with his wife whom he married in his twenties.   But since their divorce he had met a woman who had really shown him what love truly means.  I...
  4. Menopause is a blessing not a curse says Dr Lynda Shaw

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    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw Duvet off, duvet on, duvet off, duvet on.  Most women going through the menopause will recognise this night-time ritual as the hot flushes appear out of the darkness in a nano second.  Or how about a bloated tummy or fatigue?  Or an unpredictable menstrual cycle?  All these are discussed at length by women around the age of 50yrs.  But the comments that cause the most concern are when women describe themselves as becoming grey and invisible.  When they believe that they are no longer of use, as if once the baby making years are over we are rendered useless and undesirable (even those who do not have children still seem to feel this way). What a load of nonsense!  The menopause is a signal for...
  5. Dementia – making the most out of life

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    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw Sufferers of Dementia can still enjoy their later years and can take active steps to lessen the effects of their illnesses with help urges cognitive neuroscientist and ageing specialist Dr Lynda Shaw. Dementia is an age-related syndrome that affects nearly 600,000 people in the UK, and is now the most common disease in the elderly. Living with Dementia is very difficult for both sufferers and their friends and families, but it doesn’t have to spell the end of a happy and meaningful life. There are steps you can take to help Dementia sufferers enjoy everyday activities and make the most of their later years, despite their illness: Still possible to take enjoyment from life with dementia “It is a common misconception that once Dementia...
  6. 10 Top Tips to Keep Positive

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    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw Learn to accept the past, view any negative experiences as history, there is nothing you can do to change them now. Learn from your mistakes so as to avoid repeating them. Do not feel pressurized into situations you are uncomfortable with, or where you may be compromised – be assertive, stand up for yourself and trust yourself to be doing it for the right reasons. Keep things simple, we have a tendency to overcomplicate issues, worrying unnecessarily and meandering off topic, try to keep everything in perspective. Build on your strengths, identify situations you know you can excel in and apply yourself to these. Strive to be ambitious, everybody needs goals in life so set yourself some, the bigger the better,...
  7. Life does not stop at 50 – it starts!

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    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw Did you have a midlife crisis, a second wind for life, or a smooth transition where you barely noticed turning 40 and then 50? For many, myself included, life starts at 50!  Although physically your body may be changing as gravity takes control, with age comes acceptance and we become more comfortable within our own skin. As priorities in life change, we realise the first person to please is ourselves, rather than trying to please everyone around us. If you are happy with yourself, then you are likely to have more positive relationships with those around you. Recent studies have showed those aged 50 + tend to be less stressed than those in their 20’s and 30’s. Are you a baby boomer...
  8. Mixing Up 4 Generations Used To Be Normal

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    Article by By Dr Lynda Shaw In 1952 when our Queen came to the throne of England she sent out 300 telegrams to those celebrating their 100th birthday and 14% of the population were over 60 years old.  In 2012, the Queen sent out 13,420 telegrams, and 20% of the population was over 60 years old. Fantastic news but there’s a problem.  We are just not seeing the mix of generations that we used to and this is vital for an ever increasing ageing population.  Why do many of our young not choose to enjoy the company of those of us with so many interesting stories to tell and so much life experience?   Why do older people not understand and subsequently dismiss...
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