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Ageing

Ageing
April 13, 2014

What happens as we age?

As we get older, our medical and health issues change. And we’re not talking about retirement-age – smart health tests start at age 40. We spoke to a family GP about what medical tests we should have as we get older, and which serve as the best preventative measures for our long-term wellness. (more…)
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Ageing
March 17, 2014

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease

Soul-mates for 40 years, Frank and Heila Hunt had happy plans for the next phase of their lives together, once they reached retirement. But everything changed when Heila was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 56. Heila’s condition was diagnosed early, and the couple put everything on hold so that they were able to enjoy what time they had together. For Frank, that was the worst part about his wife’s illness – slowly watching her lose her memory, speech and other abilities. (more…)
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Ageing
January 16, 2014

Spotting the early signs of dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is fast becoming a serious health problem, and it currently affects more than 800 000 people in the UK alone. Considering there is no cure for the disease, scientists are now trying to find new ways to spot the early signs of dementia, in an attempt to help curb the problem before it becomes worse. One of the latest scientific advancements is a 15 minute test to help detect any early warning signs of the condition. (more…)
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Ageing
November 28, 2013

Top 3 most effective ‘brakes’ you can put on ageing

Anti-ageing is a billion-dollar worldwide industry, and it's hard not to be tempted by lotions and potions that promise to 'wash away the years.' But are we missing the most important point? As it turns out, what we feed our body (not just what we put on the outside), as well as a number of other key factors are actually what contribute the most towards us staying youthful as we get older. The good news is, there are quite a few things you can do to help slow down the ageing process, and best of all; they’re simple lifestyle changes…
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