Health & Wellbeing

Keeping warm this winter

Brrr… Winter has arrived and has brought with it cold temperatures, rain and in some places snow. While no one likes being cold, it is pretty important older people to stay warm. Older adults are typically more vulnerable to cold weather as the skin’s protective abilities, bone strength, and the body’s …

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Worried about your hearing? Here are a few reasons why you should do something about it now!

Estimates of hearing loss do vary, although research shows that some 40–50% of adults over the age of 65 years have a hearing impairment, with this rising to 83% for those over the age of 70 years [1]. This makes hearing loss the third most prevalent chronic medical condition among …

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Cleaning your Dentures/Implant Dentures

Here are our recommendations for cleaning your dentures or implant dentures: Rinse your dentures after meals removing food remnants from their under-surfaces. Cleaning your dentures each day with a denture brush over a basin /sink partly filled with water or covered with a wet face-cloth / tea-towel. This is to prevent …

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Hearing aids and Devices; advice to make an informed choice.

Most of this information is from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Shop smart and do your research Choosing the right hearing aid and provider can be difficult. Before you buy a hearing aid you can protect yourself by being a smart shopper. Always do your research first. Compare offers, ask …

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Using Denture Adhesives

For special occasions, denture adhesives (like Polident or Steradent), in small amounts can be used to make your dentures more secure. Do not use denture adhesives with zinc in their product list, due to adverse medical effects. Polident and Steradent do not contain zinc. Denture adhesives should only be used …

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The picture perfect retirement

When people say you should save for retirement – what does that retirement look like in your head? Is it spending hours and hours lying on white sand beaches reading, travelling the world? Is it getting to spend time tinkering with the odd thing or two and spending time with …

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