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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...

Embracing Social Media In Our Senior Years

Embracing Social Media In Our Senior Years

  You might be tempted to imagine that social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter are strictly the territory of the young, but you'd be well off the mark! More and more seniors are taking to social media and making the most out of the different benefits...

Dance Your Way To Healthy Ageing

Dance Your Way To Healthy Ageing

We all expect some physical and mental decline as we age, but of course, we hope to keep those challenges at bay for as long as possible! Fascinatingly, more and more studies seem to be pointing to dance as a fun and accessible activity, which seems to take on just...

Communicating With Somebody With Dementia

Communicating With Somebody With Dementia

  When caring for a loved one with Dementia, the challenges of communication can be both frustrating and distressing. A person suffering from Dementia will display not only memory loss, but difficulty in forming and expressing their thoughts and feelings, and we,...

The Benefits of Ageing Mindfully

The Benefits of Ageing Mindfully

Many of us worry about getting older; some of us more than others.  This fear could stem from worry about our health, anxiety over how we will manage physically or mentally as we age or the dread of losing those we love as the years go on. Put simply, many people...