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It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends. Yet more and more of us are trying to do just that.

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Phishing scams

Latest on phishing scams and other tales of dastardly behaviour

No apologies for returning to the subject of scams yet again for an update. The sort of good news is, contrary to popular belief, that older people are not necessarily the most vulnerable when it comes to phishing and its relations. This is simply because many of the most senior members of the population don’t […]

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Reducing the risks of Type 2 diabetes

What’s the latest thinking on diabetes risk and treatment? Having just been through a Type 2 diabetes scare, I can confirm that there are a myriad of theories and approaches around how to avoid, reverse or manage the disease. Here is a roundup of some of the latest thinking. And if you think it’s contradictory […]

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How to find grief counselling

In an ideal world, we get to say goodbye to our parents with love and kindness in the most peaceful of settings as they drift gently away. But that’s not the reality for many of us. Circumstances and conditions often make our parting painful and difficult. Dementia regular delivers a long-drawn-out loss of a parent, […]

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