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Why Is Dancing Good For You?

Why Is Dancing Good For You?

  We all know that some mental and physical decline seems to come part-and-parcel with getting older, but one activity, in particular, seems to hold super-powers when it comes to keeping decline at bay. From boosting vitality and mood to sharpening memory and...

11 Ways To Avoid Loneliness In Later Life

11 Ways To Avoid Loneliness In Later Life

Far too many of our elderly population today experience loneliness. Modern families tend to live further apart, and some of the older members of our communities simply don't have the local support network that they need in order to feel fulfilled in life. After a...

How To Cope With Bereavement

How To Cope With Bereavement

The grief we feel following the loss of a loved one can be the greatest hardship we face in our lifetimes. Whether it is a close relative, our partner or the unbearable heartache felt with the loss of a child, bereavement can stop our lives entirely in their tracks,...

Why Is Swimming Good For The Elderly?

Why Is Swimming Good For The Elderly?

Supercharge Your Health – By Swimming! As we age, it is easy to imagine that exercise is not a realistic option for us anymore, especially if we experience health-related challenges that affect our mobility. Thankfully, the benefits of getting moving are far more...

8 Ways To Improve Your Memory

8 Ways To Improve Your Memory

  What did ancient Greek philosopher Hippocrates have in common with the ever-fabulous Joan Collins? This may seem like a strange question, but the answer is that they both shared a pearl of certain wisdom that we now know to be true! While Collins lives by the...

Shedding Taboos – Preparing For Death

Shedding Taboos – Preparing For Death

  The English philosopher Francis Bacon once wrote “It is as natural to die as it is to be born” and yet, when the end of life draws near for us or for a loved one, the subject of death can feel incredibly difficult to broach. This reality is not our fault, as...

Seniors Keeping Falls Silent

Seniors Keeping Falls Silent

Any of us can have a clumsy moment and take a tumble, but as we age the health issues that we may face can make it much easier to fall, and the consequences can be much more serious. The NHS reported that around 1 in 3 adults over 65 are vulnerable to falls, and while...

Yoga For Arthritis

Yoga For Arthritis

The rise of yoga as an accessible health practice for people all over the world has been a dramatic ascension! With a ream of benefits both physical and psychological, people of all ages are realising the benefits of stepping onto the mat. For our readers experiencing...

How To Help Seniors With Depression

How To Help Seniors With Depression

  The more mature amongst us might like to think that a lifetime of experience has left us judicial and wise, but depression can be a sneaky adversary as we age. Between the common misconception that depressive symptoms are a feature of ageing and the issue of...

A Crisis In Care – Finding Compassionate Solutions

A Crisis In Care – Finding Compassionate Solutions

The BBC's Panorama documentary series recently turned its focus to the plight of Social Care in the UK, with a two-part feature ‘Crisis In Care’, delivering a heartfelt expose on the combined impact of our ageing population and a decade of austerity-driven budget...