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Keep an eye out..

I don’t know about you but I feel like I am receiving more and more emails from ‘banks’ which claim to have letters for me to read online. I immediately send these to the trash as I know I don’t back with these banks so they must be spam! How …

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Creating Dementia Friendly Environments

People often ask me – what can we do about dementia? How will the health system manage. With 44 million people already living with dementia and ageing societies worldwide, dementia is truly a global challenge. By 2030, the number of people with dementia is projected to increase to 76 million. …

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Some tips for your heart..

Liam Butler interviews Tony Duncan Chief Executive of the Heart Foundation New Zealand     Question: What are some of the things older New Zealanders can do to reduce the likelihood they, and their whanau, will die earlier due to heart disease? Tony Duncan: Heart disease is New Zealand’s biggest killer, with …

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Asthma NZ

Liam Butler interviews Linda Thompson, Executive Director of Asthma New Zealand   Question: Linda how can older New Zealanders better control Asthma?   Linda Thompson: World Asthma Day is on 5 May and is a good occasion to encourage older asthma patients to seek advice on how they might be able …

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The weather outside may be frightful, but your diet doesn’t have to be..!

Staying Strong Despite the Lessening Sun  As the temperature continues to drop, people become increasingly challenged to maintain a healthy diet. On a chilly day, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch with a bowl of canned (salty!) soup or a big bowl of chocolate pudding.  Salads and steamed …

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From the desk of Janet Brown – Director of Head and Heart.

Can you remember when you last had fun at work?  Is your workplace ever playful?  Chances are the answer’s no to one or both of these.  Most workplaces take the approach that work is a serious matter, and that anyone looking like they’re having fun at work probably isn’t doing …

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