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Meeting the physical challenges of later years

Afraid of the dentist? 3 ways to help you face your dental fears

Collaborative Post Are you scared to go to the dentist? Does your heart begin to race at the thought of treatment? Know that you are not alone. Having a fear of the dentist is common. Around twelve per cent of Brits suffer from dental anxiety. Some people’s anxious feelings stem from bad experiences, while others have […]

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Critical Health Issues to Look Out For as You Get Older

Collaborative Post There are a lot of health concerns that can arise as we get older. It is crucial to live a healthy life in order to mitigate the impact of ageing on our bodies. While a healthy lifestyle can help prevent many common issues, it is still essential to know the signs to look […]

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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 support your relative’s wellness through winter

Collaborative Post Surviving the winter for older people can be challenging and there is a danger they may slip into low moods. If you have an older relative to look after this winter it’s a good idea to support their health and wellness with regular communication and by encouraging some positive habits such as journaling, […]

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Can I avoid the pain of arthritis?

A few thoughts to help us, the children, on the subject of arthritis. Arthritis in knees and/or hips is, it would seem, inevitable for most of us. It is simply the result of wear and tear to cartilage over the years. Dr Ashwin Unnithan argues that it’s the result of a having had a good […]

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6 ways to prevent back pain through self-care

Back pain affects many but in different ways. Sometimes it can be a slight nuisance but is still manageable. However, for some, it can be intolerable and make it hard to do basic daily tasks. The good news is back pain can be treated through natural means, especially with the help of self-care. This article […]

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Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Which is Best for You?

Collaborative Post As we get older, it might become necessary for us to replace some or all of our teeth. Many people experience tooth loss as they age for some reason or another. But for most of us, missing teeth can be embarrassing and if you have lost a tooth, you may have found yourself […]

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4 Handy Gadgets for Parents with Mobility Issues

Collaborative Post As our parents age, it can become harder for them to get around like they used to. There are some things they can’t do anymore – whether it is too physically intensive or simply needs a steadier hand to use. Here are some handy gadgets for your parents when they show signs of […]

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