Aerobic exercise may be most effective way to delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease


Can exercise potentially delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) even for those already diagnosed? Recent evidence from Exercise Physiologist, Gregory Panza, and his team in the Department of Cardiology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut suggests it […]

Parkinson’s disease symptoms delayed by exercise (new study)

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High-intensity exercise three times a week decreases worsening of motor symptoms in individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease. That’s according to a new trial led by Northwestern Medicine and University of Colorado School of Medicine scientists.   Parkinson’s […]

Sleeping pills increase danger of falls, fractures in older users (New Study)


Taking prescribed sleeping pills to treat insomnia may increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to new research.   You might think that if older adults are prescribed sleep medication, their risk of falling would reduce because […]

6 simple exercises to keep you mobile (…used by Physiotherapists)

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A new Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK animated video demonstrates how six simple exercises can keep people mobile and independent as they age.   From the age of thirty, people can lose up to 8% of […]

Radon Exposed: The Gas That Kills 250 Every Year In Ireland

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  Indoor radon inhalation kills more people in Ireland each year than carbon monoxide poisoning, fires and road accidents combined. It accounts for approximately 13% of all lung cancer deaths in Ireland (250 deaths yearly). This means one person […]

Arthritis Care Northern Ireland – FREE self management courses

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Arthritis Care Northern Ireland are running FREE self management courses during February & March 2017. These include courses for people with long term conditions, including Epilepsy, MS, Parkinson’s and Arthritis. They are designed to help people take control of […]

Should you invest in “brain-training” games?

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Are you thinking of investing in a brain-training game? Perhaps you regularly misplace keys or forget people’s names and think it could help. Maybe you simply want to see an improvement in your overall cognitive functioning, for instance, in carrying out your […]

Your Weekend Links – Health, Wellbeing & Positive Ageing


Here are this week’s most interesting stories from around the globe, on health, well-being and positive ageing.   …All carefully selected for readers of 😉 Enjoy!     Aging Is Associated With Better Mental Health – Like good […]

Irish Pendant Alarm Monitoring Costs – Best in Europe?

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Following on from my last post on the “Review of the Scheme of Community Supports for Older People (CSOP) 2010” it’s worth drawing attention to a statement on page thirty of that report:     “This evaluation of […]