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10 tips for winter wellness

Winter brings not only colder temperatures, but also an increase in coughs, colds, sore throats and influenza. Here are some tips to keep yourself well during the cooler months. Get the flu vaccination through your general practice team. This is free for anyone 65 or older.  Wash your hands thoroughly …

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Challenge your brain regularly

We all know how important physical activity is, but giving your brain a ‘workout’ is just as important. Although the brain accounts for only 2% of the whole body mass it uses approximately 20% of the blood flowing from the heart. Also, it uses approximately 20% of all the oxygen …

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World-first research is identifying the role different hearing aids can have in reducing age-related cognitive decline.

Hearing aids may slow or halt the onset of dementia.  Research is beginning to show that untreated hearing loss speeds up age-related decline in thinking ability.  In middle age hearing loss is the number one preventable contributor to future dementia.  Hearing aids may reduce these negative changes by improving communication, …

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Is disco really making a comeback?

There is a new fitness craze sweeping residential care centers across the world – silent discos. A silent disco is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via Bluetooth with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by …

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