SOURCE: The Oldish

The Oldish

September 26, 2016 13:56 ET

Aging Happens, but Proactive Aging Happens Better, According to The Oldish

EXETER, ON--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Ever wonder what causes that 'old person' smell? Can good sex be dangerous for seniors? How much babysitting grandchildren is too much? There are countless challenges involved with the process of aging and these are just some of them but The Oldish gives the answer to these questions and many more.

The Oldish is the newest, comprehensive site covering issues of interest to aging seniors and those who care for and about them. "Discussions around when an elderly parent should stop driving, when and how to move a parent out of the family home and how do we have those difficult end of life discussions are all topics that are top of mind for families dealing with aging parents," says Karen Brown, Publisher and Editor of The Oldish. "At the same time, aging seniors are curious about topics they don't want to discuss with their adult children like incontinence, sexuality and loneliness." Six channels cover information, solutions and current discussion related to all aspects of aging.

  • Oldish Living
  • Health
  • Aging in Place
  • Caregiving
  • Long Term Care
  • End of Life

Proactive aging is important and it's crucial to have the tools to advocate for oneself so, in addition to discussions around what to do now that retirement has arrived, there are some topics that are harder to chat about casually like the challenges of caregiving, depression and aging as part of the LGBT community. All of those are discussed plus we have a moving 12-part series written by a daughter going through the process of moving her mother into long-term care.

Premium content includes home safety checklists, exercise programs and a 'must have' Medication Checklist which can be used to itemize all prescriptions, OTCs, vitamins and herbs taken and then be printed for regular review with health care teams. Polypharmacy is a growing problem among aging seniors, therefore, staying on top of all medications is essential. Checklists, once filled out, can be saved and shared, hence the need for free membership to enable password protected logins. In the near future, members will be able to build and share libraries of topics relevant to their current areas of interest.

The Oldish can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheOldish/ as well as Twitter and Instagram as @theoldish.

Background:

Karen Brown, Publisher and Editor of The Oldish, has worked with aging seniors as well as their families and front line health care providers for 18 years, primarily in the area of fall and injury prevention. With a database of over 700 articles, The Oldish will be adding video content including interviews, reviews and more in the months ahead. The Oldish publishes in the Apple News App so readers in the US, UK and Australia can read and subscribe to The Oldish content in their curated news feeds.

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