Marion Foreman talks to Robin Thomson about dementia, love and god
Our skills and experience are going to be essential to the UKs post Covid recovery
TheBoldAge, takes a fond look back at Britain in the 1950's through the newsreels and programming of the day
As a chocoholic count me in
TheBoldAge’s Steve takes a personal at will it ever be the right time?
What a Boldie
TheBoldAge asks Can happiness be bottled?
The UN says by 2050 there will be 1.5 billion people aged over 65, enough not to be invisible
We do mean the dwelling.
How old is too old to succeed?
Being passionate about the environment is healthy to. Studies draw a link between Alzheimer’s and pollution
TheBoldAge's Steve Foreman who lives with a terminal diagnosis of cancer takes a personal view
A group of special golfing friends helped Terry through his difficult journey
Some scientists are calling COVID the new disease of ageing, putting it into the same category as cancer and heart disease
TheBoldAge takes a look at the desperate need for a 24-hour 7 day a week dementia helpline
In the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Deep Thought the supercomputer said “the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything" was calculated as 42.
Age is a state of mind: #Boldies, be proud, be loud and be yourselves
As research suggests insects are in dramatic decline, Buglife offers some simple ways we, Boldies, can do our bit.
Ashfords discuss what a lasting power of attorney is
Deb Bunt and Peter Berry have kindly allowed TheBoldAge to feature an extract from their brilliant and inspirational book 'Slow Puncture'
Look after your birds and beneficial insects with help from these top garden designers. Hannah Stephenson reports.
TheBoldAge looks at popping anti-ageing pills as we age
As Boldies we want to improve the planet for those that come after us. That should be our legacy
Finding my new identity was one of the hardest things when Shoko died. And then I found I had to go on re-negotiating relationships.
Time for celebration as Boldies we are on the way up
Want to flush out some of those wasteful habits at home? Abi Jackson taps into some easy ways to be more water-aware.
Author Deb Bunt discusses her phobia of reading out loud made worse by her Co-Author Peter Berry hanging on her every word for dear life
Steve takes a look at living longer and asks is it a good thing?
Avoid these pitfalls as you go up and down the aisles – your wallet will thank you for it.
Don’t lose a mass of flowers by pruning your prized shrubs at the wrong time. TheBoldAge looks at what to prune now, and what can wait…
TheBoldAge looks at how to keep eight-legged insects out of your home.
After some long deliberation we have the pleasure of presenting a selection of some of the photos for our 2020/2021 winter wonderland competition. Enjoy!
The gut microbiome is closely linked to immune function – so how can you keep it in tip top shape? TheBoldAge seeks some expert tips.
Here’s what we found out to help manage anxiety
Storms and floods can cause a lot of damage – and costs can rack up fast. Here’s what you need to know about getting cover and making claims.
Understanding your options when receiving redundancy pay could be crucial to helping you manage your finances.
Confused about your pension and how much you should be saving? Here are some expert tips.
Louise Blanchfield, aka ‘the food physio’, tells TheBoldAge about the diet that helped her husband overcome inflammatory arthritis and bowel disease.
The pandemic restrictions might be causing a lot of worry for carers right now. TheBoldAge finds out more.
TheBoldAge discusses the House of Lords report that finds the Government's "Ageing Society Grand Challenge" target of five extra healthy years of life by 2035 will not be met without action now.
Robin Thomson interviews Prabhu Guptar who is the Publisher of Pippa Rann Books & Media in memory of his wife Philippa (Pippa), who died of cancer in January 2019.
Deb Bunt, Co-author of Slow Puncture alongside Peter Berry, reflects on having a positive outlook even in the midst of the latest lockdown
The findings from Eli Lilly & Co., show the importance of research into all dementia conditions
Want to improve your garden photography? An RHS competition judge shares insider tips
Policymakers and organisations need to ‘wake-up’ and consider the value that the over 50s can deliver
We take a look at some of the soundbites that so often accompany the winter season
Ashford's Victoria Green looks at some of the thorny issues that may arise
Try these simple and easy-to-adopt tips for a healthier start to the year, says TheBoldAge.
TheBoldAge reveals how to stay warm and save money.
As we begin to focus on 2021 we take a look at how to make them stick
Today you only have one job – chill.
Don’t worry, it’s not all bad.
From Donald trump to conspiracy theories there is fake news all around us, so how do we know what is true?
Society owes carers a deep sense of gratitude, now it is our turn to support them
Want your festive plants to keep going into the New Year? TheBoldAge asks the pros for their advice.
The third article in our series on ageism takes a look at how the pandemic is driving a more ageist agenda
Peter’s life changes when, at the age of fifty, he is given a terminal diagnosis of early onset dementia. Since that day, he has learned to live with his very own ‘dementia monster’.
With household budgets tight, it’s a good time to look your spending and see what you could trim back on.
Boldies please support your local social enterprise businesses who are founded for a purpose
The Woodland Trust has pledged to plant 50 million trees, here are some of the many benefits provided by our leafy green friends.
Ashfords also consider the points to be aware of
Be the change, and consider the words we use to combat and drive out ageism.
…and it’s surprisingly easy to do and helping to improve your sleep health
TheBoldAge looks back at an article from 2019 when Scooby Doo was 50. Luke Rix-Standing looks back at the canine crime-stopper’s enduring appeal.
In the first of a series of weekly articles TheBoldAge takes a swipe at ageism and how to start breaking down ageist stereotypes.
How much time do you spend scrolling on a smartphone?
As retailers bombard consumers with ‘grab it now’ deals, here’s how to stop your costs spiralling out of control.
Garden shrubs producing a feast of vibrant berries could be the answer for drab winter gardens
From Barack Obama to Mahatma Gandhi, here are the men we’re celebrating on International Men’s Day.
Robin discusses a very personal view about the faith he shared with Shoko who was living with alzheimer's
TheBoldAge looks at how to, hopefully, banish the blues.
Ashfords discuss some of the points to consider when specifically gifting property under a Will.
It's been over 100 years since Britain’s first female MP took a seat in parliament, Luke Rix-Standing looks at the trailblazers who smashed the political patriarchy.
We've absolutely loved going through the photos that were submitted to the photo competition and have to admit we couldn't just choose one winner. Enjoy!
Our birds, small mammals and insects could use some assistance getting through the colder months. Hannah Stephenson reveals how.
TheBoldAge looks at 6 things that could help you through
Marion takes a retrospective look back at her journey to becoming a BOLD woman
TheBoldAge looks at how almost every aspect of your home can be insulated, and your wallet will thank you in the long run.
TheBoldAge takes a look: You’re readier than you know.
As the chill sets in, Richard Burr reveals how to warm up your house and slash your heating bills – and 16 items you’ll need to get the job done.
A guide as to why you should prepare one but also what happens if you dont't
Shoko Thomson, who died living with Alzheimers, wrote this account in 2012, the year she was diagnosed
It’s almost time to batten the hatches before winter arrives – but you still have time to do five last-minute garden jobs to beat the winter chill.
After months of darkness, British theatres are preparing to welcome audiences again. David Jays hears how it feels to return to the stage.
Sir Lenny Henry talks to TheBoldAge about racism, the pressures of fame, and his fears for today’s young wannabes.
How many of us Boldies silently ask ourselves whether social media is really a good thing or not?
There are many ways to preserve your bumper harvest of apples this year. Hannah Stephenson offers some suggestions.
The state pension age continues to rise - going up to 66 as of tomorrow (6 October 2020) and will further increase in future. Retirements being further delayed.
How old is older
Bereavement, middle-age and a few ‘sod it’ moments led TV’s Kate Humble to embark on a year of simple joy and clearing the clutter.
Robin talks of letting go
A report released by The King's Fund and Royal College of Nursing goes some way in identifying what needs to be done to provide the support our nurses need
Robin Thomson's very personal and moving story about letting go
A good campaign but the timing and execution by national and local services could have been better to avoid panic
As the winter hibernation season approaches, TheBoldAge looks at how gardeners can help creatures bed down for the colder months.
The DJ talks to TheBoldAge to reveal the reasons why these records make up the soundtrack of his life.
Many people aged fiftysomething and over don’t have life insurance. Vicky Shaw finds out if that’s something we should all be worried about.
What would you do if you were told to keep working for another 6 years when you were meant to be retiring? Do you have enough savings in place to allow that or would you be out there in a hostile job environment, with gender and age discrimination, looking for a job to support you? #waspi #backto60
Hollywood actor and former footballer Vinnie Jones tells TheBoldAge how he is coping with grief a year after losing his beloved wife Tanya.
To mark ‘Sleeptember’, sleep expert Professor Jason Ellis outlines what you should avoid before bedtime to help you get a good night’s kip.
The second in the Robin Thomson faith series, here he interviews Ram and Sunita Gidoomal
Here is the next in our series by Robin Thomson, who in this article introduces his series on faith
Knowing the tricks helps you to hold onto more of your money
From lower levels of stress and depression to reduced risk of heart disease, owning a pet is a healthy choice.
There’s lots to consider when preparing financially for retirement.
From ‘big jobs’ like solar panelling, to easy-peasy steps like switching appliances off at the plug, there’s lots we can do to be a little more green at home, says Abi Jackson.
The second article from our guest writer, Robin Thomson who reflects on his wife's Shoko's journey with Alzheimer's
From mindless eating to not getting enough rest, TheBoldAge speaks to experts about the common mistakes.
Forgotten, dusty old landlines, your time has come.
When my wife, Shoko, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, we had no idea what lay ahead. Here are some of my reflections.
Financial abuse can leave people, of any age, feeling trapped, but support is available.
TheBoldAge speaks to a psychologist to find out more
Boldies are not invisible and are needed more than ever as the country rebuilds
Here’s how you can make the most of your new-found freedom in retirement.
We would love your views on the challenges
These simple changes won’t cost the earth.
According to the Harvard Business Review the most successful high growth start-ups were founded by people, on average, when they were 45 years old. Suggesting many were in the 50s and beyond
Maybe as a Boldie this is my new career. TheBoldAge talks to Genevieve Upton about pint pairingto
Embracing the ageing process can be a positive experience – if you choose to see it that way. Psychotherapist Thomas Moore talks to TheBoldAge about the richness that can come with getting older.
In this strange Covid-19 world we all have time to think about what we REALLY want out of life going forwards
Arundel Castle’s head gardener Martin Duncan shares his top tips with Hannah Stephenson.
The link between green spaces and health is widely recognised. Would the prescribing of ‘therapeutic horticulture’ be beneficial. Boldies, you make your own mind up.
They may be the biggest nuisance at summer barbecues, but wasps are also of great benefit to the garden – but how so? A top entomologist reveals all.
TheBoldAge looks at how to avoid a hot dog, and make sure your pets are kept cool and safe during a heatwave.
The TV chef tells TheBoldAge how the threat of sight loss and developing diabetes inspired a health overhaul – and she feels better than ever.
From nature walks and bird watching to avoiding reality TV, Alison Steadman talks all things wellbeing with Gabrielle Fagan.
Could happier, healthy older age be all about mindset? TheBoldAge speaks to the author of a book aiming to transform our approach to ageing.
Ashfords take a look at this thorny issue for TheBoldAge
From pagan rituals to failed arson, TheBoldAge combs through the history, or lack thereof, of our calendar-marked celebrations.
The Virgin magnate tells TheBoldAge why he still feels like a 25-year-old at heart.
The beauty boss shares her advice for over-50s looking to start a business.
TheBoldAge talks to Derek Fisher an active blogger and speaker with a keen interest in mental health and dementia, who has been investigating the need for an around the clock dementia helpline
Sunlight is free, so why not harness its energy through solar panels on your home?
Pippa Kelly is an award-winning dementia campaigner, blogger and author, and host of the podcast, Well I Know Now
Dry gardening expert Olivier Filippi says aiming for drought-defying plants and techniques is key.
It’s easy to never give the electrics a second thought, but potentially dangerous warning signs should never be ignored. TheBoldAge investigates
With a little bit of thought and some clever ideas, everyone can grow their own
How do we manage our on-line selves
Do you know your zyzzyva from your athodyd? Luke Rix-Standing takes a look at the history of the most popular game ever to rely on a dictionary.
As the world recovered from the First World War, the Bauhaus school started an artistic revolution in wire, stone and steel. TheBoldAge reflects
Marion Foreman talks to Robin Thomson about dementia, love and god
During lockdown we have heard a lot about Denmark. We take a look at some wellbeing tips inspired by the Scandinavian country for how to get the perfect balance.
Walk, sleep, relax, repeat.
Garden designer Claudia de Yong offers tips on how to make a statement with this colourful stalwart summer plant.
Gardening remains a constant for healthy living, says Monty Don.
Do good, feel good.
Worried warmer weather means an inevitable creepy-crawly invasion? Luke Rix-Standing finds out how to keep the crafty critters at bay.
Want to breathe new life into those dated bookshelves, drawers or cabinets? TheBoldAge asks the experts about getting started.
Just over five centuries on from Leonardo da Vinci’s death, Luke Rix-Standing combs through the myriad abilities of one of history’s most talented men.
Former Gogglebox star Steph Parker tells Gabrielle Fagan how a terrifying health crisis made her realise she mustn’t forget to look after herself too.
The arch-adversaries hated each other – despite the fact they never actually met.
The book, Granny’s Kitchen Cupboard, gives a remarkable glimpse into the home-shopping trends of years gone by. TheBoldAge explores
Keen to attempt the job yourself? TheBoldAge reveals a step-by-step guide.
These quick fixes will ease you into home improvement one mini fist pump at a time.
Last week we introduced Robin Thomson and Shoko, here Marion catches up with Robin to understand more about his and Shoko's journey
Some boldies may hold assets abroad such as holiday homes. Ashfords LLP look at the important points to consider with a foreign Will
Hairy Biker Dave Myers was fitter than ever when a routine eye test revealed early signs of glaucoma.
Marion introduces Robin Thomson and his wife Shoko and their Alzheimer journey
If you want to ditch those expensive shop-bought herbs, we show you how to grow three low-maintenance herbs which should come back next year.
TheBoldAge discovers the five most delicious varieties, and learns how to improve their flavour.
The charity Butterfly Conservation's garden expert Natalie Ngo explains how to help the beautiful insects thrive.
Marion's musings on some of life's questions in this lockdown world
Ashford’s provide some sage advice on the need to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney
Steve takes a Boldie review of the current lockdown and asks himself a question that may be in many of our minds
Love blueberries but want to save on your supermarket shop? Grow your own by following our expert guide.
Worried a relative or friend is being targeted by scammers? TheBoldAge seeks expert advice on tackling this tricky topic.
Status Quo’s Francis Rossi has a frank chat with Luke Rix-Standing – trashing the so-called rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and ‘fessing up to his own antics.
With time on your hands why not give the skirting a spruce up
A personal view on the confusion and muddle of life in lockdown
Ashfords LLP’s Laura Morse gives us a helping hand to understand the role of the Lasting Power of Attorney
Paper-folding might be our new favourite mindfulness activity.
Fall in love with writing again, with these funny postcards from the past.
Marion discusses a very personal conundrum
The benefits of singing in a choir are numerous get online and join a virtual choir
Bindweed is one of the most difficult of weeds to eradicate – but there are ways to stop it strangling your plants.
Bee keeper Sarah Wyndham Lewis tells Hannah Stephenson the best plants and planting patterns for the job.
There’s much more to sheds than cobwebs, unused bikes and rusting toolkits. The possibilities are endless
Everything you need to know about these wriggly creatures, and why your garden needs them.
As Boldies we should do our best to support our local community businesses
Wendy Mitchell has kindly allowed us to use an extract from her hugely powerful book.
TheBoldAge reveals some smart tactics to stop the likes of aphids, caterpillars and carrot fly from devouring your prized crops and plants.
Inheritance tax is a maze. Victoria Green of Ashfords LLP sheds some light on a complex subject
The soil moves in mysterious ways, but these particular garden legends have been debunked
One great example is the #viralkindnesscampaign started by Becky Wass and her husband
When it comes to property transactions, there is nothing quite like the excitement of an auction.
Sex And The City creator Candace Bushnell talks about dating dilemmas in middle age – and how she found her Mr Big.
Luke Rix-Standing journeys through a time when films were made to be seen and not heard.
Get your grass looking luscious for summer. Hannah Stephenson reveals how.
Nashville’s food scene is running at an all-time high. James Callery samples some of the city’s finest grub.
Multitasking versus focusing on the moment - which is better?
How about organising a Big Lunch and help to bring the generations together and help reduce loneliness
As Boldies we can do our bit to help the planet and our wallets
Sir Billy Connolly: ‘You don’t wake up famous, you wake up scratching yourself like everybody else’
As Boldies It's great to get out in the garden and keep our activity levels up.
Model, fitness instructor and mum of Calum, Angie Best reveals her secrets to being a young 60. A Boldie for sure
John Craven: A British icon that has grown with the generations
How to banish the greenhouse clutter and create a horticultural haven instead.
The star reveals how he got serious about his health and the secrets to staying young – family, grandchildren and living for today.
For hundreds of years cultures have recognised the potential benefits of soaking in a hot spring
David Suchet: ‘Keeping fit will hopefully give me 10 more years of life as an actor’
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