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Understanding unexpected ageing

Next time you feel like complaining about your wrinkles or the ageing process consider the youngsters living with Progeria.

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28th Mar 2013
Lynda Shaw
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10 Top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep

Suffer disturbed sleep, insomnia or tiredness? Jo Say, bedding expert at House of Bath, shares her top tips for perfect slumber.

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28th Mar 2013
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A breakthrough in genetic cancer research saved my life

How Cancer Research UK's pioneering research into discovering new ways to fight cancer convinced Clare Delaney to make an important and life-changing decision.

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25th Mar 2013
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Natural shortcomings of ageing are not the problem they seem

Macular degeneration, short-term memory loss and reduced sense of taste and smell are all part of the natural ageing process – and here’s how we’ve learned to cope!

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19th Mar 2013
Lynda Shaw
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Health > Nutrition

Healthy eating: Over 50s and red meat

Professor Robert Pickard explains why diets of those of middle age & older are short in vital vitamins and minerals, and how red meat can help.

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14th Mar 2013
Gareth Hargreaves
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Fighting prostate cancer

More ways in which changes to your diet can lessen the risk from prostate cancer.

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26th Feb 2013
50connect editorial
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UK's first hair transplant - by robot

Revolutionary ‘Robograft’ is used for the very first time in Europe

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21st Feb 2013
50connect editorial
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – more than just ‘the rhythm and blues’

The amended Health and Social Care Act arrives in April and changes the way care is delivered - some of it for the better!

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30th Jan 2013
Fiona Flaherty
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10 rules for easy weight loss

Look and feel good with these10 rules for easy weight loss.

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29th Jan 2013
50connect editorial
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Older men advised to keep an eye on oral health

Research reveals a possible link between tooth loss and blindness in older men.

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14th Jan 2013
50connect editorial
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Health > Nutrition

Nutrition: Cancer fighting root vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that fight cancer and help strengthen resistance to other health issues

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7th Jan 2013
50connect editorial
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Health > Dementia care & awareness

Dementia - Time to talk

If you're worried that someone close to you is losing their memory, encourage them to see their GP

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4th Dec 2012
50connect editorial
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Fitness over 50

Exercise and fitness classes that cater for older people

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4th Dec 2012
Rhian Mainwaring
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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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Health > Dementia care & awareness

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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Health > Men's Health

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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Health > Dementia care & awareness

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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Health > Dementia care & awareness

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
50connect editorial


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