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Do you need a geriatrician?

Helping older people navigate the ageing process, geriatricians fill a vital role in the community. But are they right for you?

 

The therapy of music

Music is a true joy in life. No matter how you’re feeling, there’s always at least one song that will put a smile on your face. And there are plenty of health benefits too.

 

The white stuff

Perhaps you’ve got the daily exercise plan in action and healthy eating on track. But what about your dental health?

Top of mind

Far from being an inevitable part of ageing, changes to your brain can be combated with simple lifestyle changes.

 

I spy a UTI

It’s not the easiest of subjects, but understanding the symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection is crucial to keeping healthy, especially as we age.

 

Bench pressing

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not have the time, nor the inclination to work out.

 

Best defence

If you’re concerned about the influenza virus affecting your health, then getting a flu shot at the right time offers the best chance of making it through the flu season unscathed.

 

Can scientists reverse ageing?

Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York believe that they may have found a revolutionary new way to treat age-related illnesses.

 

All night long

Often it’s the nighttime that affects dementia patients the most, with nocturnal tendencies a normal occurrence. A new overnight program is hoping to change the lives of dementia patients and their carers.

THE JAPANESE SECRET TO AGING WELL

When researching their recently published book, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, Héctor García and Francesc Miralles ventured to the Japanese village Ogimi.

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