A unique course on dealing with old age.
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A unique course on dealing with old age.

Old on the outside but inside...no inflammation! Loads of fun - and a twinkle in my eye.
4.1 (55 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,853 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2020
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This course includes
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 1. Protect against COVID-19 and also the effects of the lockdown
  • 2. Pass on the tips and ideas, thoughts and stories to elderly relatives and friends - or just remember them for yourself!
  • 3. Learn about anti-inflammatory diet
  • 4. 300+ activities to fight boredom
  • 5. Prevent premature aging
  • 6. Improve sleep
  • 7. Oxygenate your blood
  • 8. Overcome loneliness
  • 9. Look forward far more positively to growing old.
  • 10. Workbook added on Holistic Medicine
Requirements
  • 1. This is a course about coping with old age. The person delivering the course is in his 80s. It is possible you will find elements of the course depressing - and some other areas, uplifting. Just be prepared for that.
  • 2. The ability to follow links given on the internet and - just in case the link is no longer operational - not to give up but perhaps still find the original article
  • 3. Time. This is very important. These are not lectures just to rush through. They are desifned to make you think and to feel some empathy and then to pass on the ideas to others who are elderly
  • 4. Ideally to have a pen and paper handy to jot down key points, links to follow up and anything else you wish to remember.
Description

DO NOT ENROL ON THIS COURSE UNLESS YOU HAVE WATCHED THE SAMPLE LESSONS AND ALSO READ THIS COURSE DESCRIPTION. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER THIS IS PAID FOR, A GIFT OR EVEN...FREE. IT STILL TAKES TIME TO WATCH. MAKE SURE YOU REALLY WANT TO DO THIS COURSE. THANK YOU.

This is a rich, varied course narrated by Peter Thomas (aged 80!!!) who at the time of the recordings, had spent nearly six decades in the acting industry. He brings to the course a gravitas that is a mixture of research, personal anecdotes, humour and every so often a whiff of sadness.

This is a course about some of the problems that old age brings - and what can be done, what Peter has done, to deal with them.

There is something in this course for everyone - and the elderly relatives of everyone! Even if you are not in the UK, 99% of the course will still apply to you.

We all have our own ways of getting through life but as we age our ability to fight the ravages of time, the boredom, the ill health, diminish.

Topics include:

  • Fears of growing old

  • Impact of COVID-19

  • Inflammatory diet

  • Exercise - to death

  • Questions, myths and ANSWERS

  • Loneliness

  • Depression

  • Boredom

  • Eating well

  • Coping with being old

  • Health Concerns

  • Looking ahead

  • NEW SECTION: Students' questions

This course will enable you to cope with old age that little bit better...in fact, quite a lot better!

If you like film and theatre you will be amused and interested by the anecdotes*. The background of the Instructor - Peter Thomas - makes this course absolutely UNIQUE.  Look forward to old age with hope, with optimism and desire - not fear. Also use the workbook that comes free with this course to record your journey to happiness and fulfillment.

*Even if you have no interest in cinema or theatre there is still a lot in this course for you - especially as you are continually advised, encouraged even, to contribute to the forum.

Let's share ideas!

Note: this course is the end product of a period of co-operation between Peter Thomas and Chris Sivewright . A joint effort from two old codgers!

Who this course is for:
  • Everyone. We either die young or we grow old and then die. We aim to be in the latter group - this lecture series is about coping with old age.
Course content
Expand all 95 lectures 12:34:27
+ Start Here
27 lectures 03:40:21

Introduction to the course.

You will be introducted to the symptoms of ageing and their causes. 

Preview 04:00

In this lecture you will learn the steps that will help you or someone you love cope with ageing.

Preview 04:40
How to cope with ageing – the steps (Part 2)
12:50

Don't fear it! This lesson will tell you how...

Fear of growing old
08:23
Fear of growing old (Part 2)
08:20

There are many questions and myths surrounding old age. This will help clear some of those up.

Questions, Myths and answers
05:02
Questions, Myths and answers (Part 2)
05:46
Questions, Myths and answers (Part 3)
07:31
Questions, Myths and answers (Part 4)
07:11

Loneliness can be a very real issue in old age. Watch this lesson and learn how it can be combated.

Loneliness
04:26
Loneliness (part 2)
08:12

Depression is not immediately obvious and is more common than you might think.

Depression
04:35
Depression (Part 2)
03:17

Bored? Know someone who is? This lesson might have some answers...

Boredom
12:10
Health concerns
04:38
Health concerns (Part 2)
16:48

Eating well is so important. Small changes can make a great deal of difference to how you feel.

Eating well
07:18
Eating well (Part 2)
11:45
Eating well (Part 3)
07:56
Eating well (Part 4)
05:19

You can age well or age badly. The choice is up to you. This lecture looks and how to do the former!

Ageing well
06:23
Ageing well (Part 2)
10:51
Ageing well (Part 3)
04:47

The last lecture in this course looks to the future.

Looking ahead
08:33
Looking ahead (Part 2)
07:47
Looking ahead (Part 3)
15:22
Students questions - What should I do if I'm in a bad mood?
16:31
+ The virus threat
24 lectures 02:51:33
Introduction
07:30
Trade offs
06:29
Trade offs (Part 2)
09:50
Trade offs (Part 3)
08:21
Imbalances in society
05:13
Imbalances in society (Part 2)
04:57
Imbalances in society (Part 3)
07:25
Imbalances in society (Part 4)
05:02
Imbalances in society (Part 5)
04:52
Imbalances in society (Part 6)
12:22
Imbalances in society (Part 7)
06:49
Imbalances in society (Part 8)
09:50
Imbalances in society (Part 9)
03:08
Imbalances in society (Part 10)
16:16
Imbalances in society (Part 11)
02:22
Imbalances in society (Part 12)
04:02
Imbalances in society (Part 13)
03:47
Imbalances in society (Part 14)
01:55
Imbalances in society (Part 15)
11:10
Imbalances in society (Part 16)
05:44
Imbalances in society (Part 17)
12:05
Imbalances in society (Part 18)
07:09
Imbalances in society (Part 19)
06:30
Imbalances in society (Part 20)
08:45
+ Covid - 19: The Elderly and the Economy
11 lectures 01:12:02
Part 1
04:39
Part 2
04:55
Part 3
04:39
Part 4
04:23
Part 5
07:46
Part 6
06:18
Part 7
04:57
Part 8
06:04
Part 9
07:53
Part 10
11:35
P.S.
08:53
+ Masks
25 lectures 03:23:35
Face covering rules
06:00
Why the rule change?
06:01
And on public transport?
06:14
And on public transport? (Part 2)
04:03
Do face coverings work?
09:26
Studies
06:16
Studies (Part 2)
09:58
Studies (Part 3)
06:14
Studies (Part 4)
11:38
Freedom
06:37
All change!
06:47
Confusion
05:21
Me? Ill? No!
12:16
Return to the evidence
06:39
Who is protected?
06:55
How many people need to wear masks to reduce community transmission?
04:59
Why am I wearing a mask if I am practising social distancing?
02:47
What to know before buying a face mask?
08:27
What to know before buying a face mask? (Part 2)
07:05
Homework
12:16
Homework (Part 2)
08:11
Homework (Part 3)
07:48
Homework (Part 4)
09:46
Homework (Part 5)
15:09
Confusion
16:42
+ One of the major risks of aging: strokes
6 lectures 01:00:58
Lecture 1
13:08
Lecture 2
13:17
Lecture 3
17:47
Lecture 4
06:08
Lecture 5
06:00
Lecture 6
04:38