Tag Archives: Health

From the Desk of Grainne Moss – MD of Bupa Care Services.

Living well in old age Quality of life is the general well-being of individuals, defined in terms of health and happiness rather than wealth. Quality of life can be confused with the concept of ‘standard of living’, which is based primarily on income. Many families of older people ask me: …

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This week from the desk of Allison Lamont – What are YOU Doing for Your Brain Health

  Dr. Allison Lamont, the Auckland Memory Clinic. Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year that you would be fitter in 2013? or thinner? Or would attend to this or that neglected task around the house? Did you plan to take better care of your health? What about …

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Cold and Flu Remedies to Ward Off the Winter Woes…

What vitamins and home remedies really help with a cold? Dietitian Emma Williams compares what’s out there and what works. You’ve probably heard it a million times: there’s no cure for the common cold. However, one of the best strategies for decreasing the symptoms of these wretched problems is to …

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Winter Wellness

Winter can be a tough time both mentally and physically. The days are darker, colder and shorter and our bodies become more susceptible to all kinds of winter bugs like the common cold and the flu. While it sounds tempting just to stay inside and hide from it all, probably …

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Learn to look for the signs – Stroke awareness week.

STROKE AWARENESS WEEK 7TH– 11TH April 2014 FAST symptom recognition The core focus of Stroke Awareness Week is stroke symptom recognition – the FAST message is the widely used international mnemonic to aid recognition and recall of symptoms and the need to seek emergency treatment as quickly as possible. You …

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Talking about Dying … from the desk of Grainne Moss, Bupa Care SERVICES.

I have a 49 year old friend called Margaret who is dying of cancer.  She is the very special godmother of one of my children. She called me up last night to talk about her funeral and said she had a special request.  Whilst my friend is very catholic (which …

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From the desk of Jon Amesbury – dealing with sexuality…

Hello and welcome back to my monthly Eldernet blog. This month we are moving away from the dementia’s and will focus on the not so commonly discussed issue of sexuality and intimacy within the over 65 age group. Sexuality and sexual intimacy, particularly when relating to the elderly, is possibly …

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