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Sleepio week 4 – the going gets tough

I’ve been working my way through the Sleepio programme – designed by experts to help people with long-term sleep problems finally get some decent rest. So far it’s been about looking at aspects of how we prepare for sleep and our connection between sleep and the bedroom. Throughout the programme users keep their own sleep […]

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What you need to know this week

Here’s our regular roundup of news around the UK that affects you and your older friends and relatives. This issue we’re talking about pensions, NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, potential treatment and preventions for Alzheimer’s and memory loss, hip and knee replacements, finding missing vulnerable people, and avoiding falls. The downside first Mixed age couples are […]

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Why you need to ensure travel insurance declarations include mental health conditions

We know we need to declare physical conditions and medications when we’re looking for travel insurance, but how many of us think about notifying insurers of mental health issues? Or are even sure what constitutes such a condition? According to AllClear, a specialist medical travel insurance provider, many older travellers aren’t declaring mental health issues […]

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