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The future of care homes

Dr Lynda Shaw challenges care homes to make themselves more relevant to the UK's ageing population.

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3rd Dec 2012
Lynda Shaw
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Health > Dementia care & awareness

Finding dementia support

Dementia will see your partner or parent’s mental acuity decline as their symptoms advance. As much as the support you offer is important, so too is the support that you need.

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28th Nov 2012
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Top 10 tips for brain health

Exercise is as important for your brain as it is for your body. Lynda Shaw offer 10 easy to adopt work outs for a healthy mind.

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26th Nov 2012
Lynda Shaw
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My dementia experience - Ann's story

Ann Johnson knows first hand how important it is to get the right help and support as soon as possible. Ann from Cheshire was only 52 when she was diagnosed with dementia.

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22nd Nov 2012
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My dementia experience - Yvonne's story

Yvonne Wilson talks about her husband's Alzheimer's and how early diagnosis has helped them lead a normal life for longer.

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22nd Nov 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Not retiring could make you healthier

Dr Lynda Shaw on how working past retirement age offers older workers flexibility they need and better job satisfaction than their younger colleagues.

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19th Nov 2012
Lynda Shaw
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Men's Health Week

Men's Health Forum highlights the importance of NHS Health Checks as part of this year's Men's Health Week.

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19th Nov 2012
Agatha Cheng
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Health > Eye health in later life

Eyesight, driving and the law

Your sight is your most important sense while driving. Even so many of us drive without full understanding of how our eyes are affected by age.

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19th Nov 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Tips to improve your sexual energy

World leading naturopathic physician Harald Gaier launches a 'sexual energy' campaign to encourage us all to improve our health and re-energise our sex lives through natural means.

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19th Nov 2012
Mark O'haire
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Teeth: Dental health over 50

As dental health improves, the generation now reaching their 40s and 50s will have received more dentistry than their children at the same age.

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19th Nov 2012
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One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

The Dementia Friends scheme, launched by Prime Minister David Cameron, is the country’s biggest ever project to change the way people think about dementia.

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19th Nov 2012
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Dementia care: reading stimulates memories and imagination

Staff in care homes have long known of the value of reading aloud to dementia sufferers. Poetry and prose, sometimes accompanied by photographs or illustrations, have been found to stimulate memories and imagination.

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19th Nov 2012
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Government pledge on dementia

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt reveals Government dementia plan on Today.

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19th Nov 2012
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Stars back new campaign to drive awareness for dementia

Sir Michael Parkinson, Fiona Phillips and Gordon Banks support national “A Day to Remember” campaign, calling for the public not to delay talking about dementia

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19th Nov 2012
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Tips for families living with dementia

Understanding dementia and the needs of the person who has the condition.

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19th Nov 2012
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I cared for my Mother through dementia

Michael Fassio’s experiences of caring for his Italian-born mother, Renza, with dementia.

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19th Nov 2012
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Does beetroot juice combat dementia?

Miracle cures and fad remedies, NHS Choices Behind the Headlines examines claims that beetroot can delay onset of dementia.

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19th Nov 2012
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Basic theories of ageing

Dr John Mayer looks at the process of ageing, why we feel rusty and what we can do to minimise the impact on our lives.

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2nd Aug 2012
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Over 50s skin cancer rates triple in past 30 years

Middle-aged hit by surge of malignant melanoma - potentially fatal skin cancer

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30th Jul 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Stronger bones in later life

Monique N. Gilbert reveals simple dietary and lifestyle changes that can increase energy levels, enhance mobility and aid bone health at any age

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4th Jul 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Natural ways of fighting cancer

Naturopathic physician Dr Harald Gaier explains how natural remedies can cure almost any medical condition.

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26th Jun 2012
Mark O'haire
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Health > Alternative Health

Homeopathy: What is it?

30 million people in Europe already benefit from homeopathic treatment. What is homeopathy and what can it for people over 50.

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20th Jun 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Men's Health

Top tips for men on how to have a healthy heart

Benenden Healthcare’s Paul Keenan and the Chair of the Men’s Health Forum, Professor Alan White discuss the importance for men in having a healthy heart as part of Men’s Health Week 2012.

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8th Jun 2012
Agatha Cheng
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Men's Health Week: Five ways children can help their dads get healthy

Heart disease is the most common cause of death – and premature death – for men in the UK and we take this opportunity to remind dads the importance of staying healthy.

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6th Jun 2012
Agatha Cheng
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Live Web TV Show: Spotlight on Male Dieting

John Thomson joins Simon Rimmer and Dr Chris Steele on how to make delicious low fat meals and lose weight healthily.

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6th Jun 2012
Agatha Cheng
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Health > Eye health in later life

Driving facts

Research by Specsavers Opticians and NOP has found that as many as 3.5m people could be driving with eyesight below the legal minimum.

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24th May 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Eye health in later life

Spring Photography Competition

To celebrate the turn of the season, we want to see your best Spring photographs. And to sweeten the deal we have one £150 Specsavers voucher for the best picture.

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8th May 2012
Anthony Page
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Health > Eye health in later life

Common causes of sight loss

Ageing eyes? Guide to the conditions that could affect your sight.

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1st May 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > General Health

Know the signs of bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer Awareness month may be drawing to a close but your own awareness should now span the whole year.

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26th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Kitchen cupboard remedies & cures

Bananas to banish verrucas, ginger to ease muscle pain and tea for mouth ulcers – before you visit the chemist, check out the many proven remedies in your own larder.

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18th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves


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