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Staying healthy at any age

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Staying healthy and feeling your best is important at any age and that doesn’t change just because you have a few more grey hairs. As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, including career changes and retirement, children leaving home, the loss of loved ones, and physical changes. How we handle and grow from these changes is the key to staying healthy. These tips can help you maintain your physical and emotional health and live life to the fullest, whatever your age.

Personal Development – Pursuing passions and ambition

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Personal development is a term that is often used but rarely explained.

It is the act or process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieve one’s fullest potential (Coaching Positive Performance).

Personal development is a vital part in a person’s growth, success and fulfilment. People often hold higher regard to academic and professional achievement and neglect personal growth. Personal development involves investing in yourself so that you can manage yourself effectively regardless of what life might bring your way. Personal development allows you to be proactive! Don’t wait for good things to happen – Get out there and make them happen!

The changing brain in healthy aging

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In the past several decades, investigators have learned much about what happens in the brain when people have a neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s disease, AD, or other dementias. Their findings also have revealed much about what happens during healthy aging. Researchers are investigating a number of changes related to healthy aging in hopes of learning more about this process so they can fill gaps in our knowledge about the early stages of AD.

How a computer can help to reduce the onset of dementia

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Recent studies suggest that Silver Surfers are protecting themselves against the early onset of Dementia. Silver surfers in their 70s are 42% less likely to develop the mental problems which precede dementia by using technology on a more regular basis. Although knitting, sewing, painting and many other tactical activities were found to have many benefits – reducing the risk of memory problems by 16 per cent – these activities are nowhere near as effective as using a computer for as little as once a week.

Keep Warm This Winter

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The cold weather has most definitely arrived. These cold spells of weather can be challenging for many elderly people who are more vulnerable to suffering in low temperatures and can find it difficult to stay warm and comfortable, both at home and when venturing outdoors.

Physical changes to our skin, circulation and metabolism in later life mean that elderly people typically feel colder during winter; essentially our bodies become less efficient at generating heat and maintaining a comfortable body temperature as we age.

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s

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Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s – Early Detection Matters!

Have you ever found yourself worrying about the possibility of a friend or loved one coming under the cruel hand of Alzheimer’s? It can be very overwhelming. Have you ever heard of the 10 signs of early detection? Have a look at the 10 points below and monitor your loved ones. Remember, early detection matters!