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How can you help your parent stay well for as long as possible and find their way through a complex health system?

Strength Training for Seniors: Staying Active and Independent

Collaborative Post Strength training is a vital component of overall health and well-being, regardless of age. For seniors, maintaining muscle strength, bone density, and functional fitness is especially crucial for promoting independence and enhancing quality of life. Incorporating weight plates into a senior’s fitness routine can offer numerous benefits, helping them stay active, mobile, and […]

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A Guide to Cycling over 50

Collaborative Post You’re never too old to get back in the saddle, whether you’re returning after a period of absence or giving cycling a try for the first time. It’s only natural that you might have some concerns about cycling in your 50s, from declining muscle mass to increased pressure on your joints. After all, […]

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Dementia prevention update January 2024

Here’s a roundup of the latest research and ideas around how to prevent, or at least delay, the onset of dementia. Biological age rather than actual age could be an indicator of risk of dementia and stroke. Biological markers include blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol levels, inflammation markets, waist circumference and lung capacity. The hope […]

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A Useful Guide for Buying the Right Hearing Aids

Collaborative Post Have you been advised that you need hearing aids? Perhaps this is related to your age and your hearing has been declining for some time. Maybe your working environment has slowly affected your hearing. Either way, know that hearing aids can become your best friend and allow sound to be amplified again. However, […]

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How Brain Injuries Can Affect People in Their Later Years

Collaborative Post Brain injuries can present themselves in many ways but how can they impact people later on in life? Sustaining a brain injury can be a life-altering event, and as individuals age, the repercussions may become more pronounced. From traumatic incidents to gradual degeneration, various factors can contribute to brain injuries. For seniors, understanding […]

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