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  1. Coping with behavioural changes of dementia

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      Being verbally or physically attacked by an older adult with dementia comes as a shock. Even more so when the person you love or care for has shown no past history of violence. Yet aggression is a known symptom of dementia. In fact, it’s incredibly common. Find out why and how you can cope with it. Dementia changes a person When dementia sets in, it can change the way a person behaves in extraordinary ways. An older adult may start to shout or swear at you or scream repetitively which is deeply upsetting. Dementia patients can also cause physical harm by biting, scratching, kicking or hitting other people. Understandably, relatives often find it difficult to accept aggressive outbursts. However, it’s important to understand that this kind of behaviour is a...
  2. The Dos and Don’ts of Creating the Right Sleep Environment

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      Our sleeping patterns vary largely throughout the many phases in our lives. From a young age and right up to teenagers, we can’t get enough. Then we move towards adulthood and we have work or children vying for our attention at all hours and far less time to sleep. And finally, in our later adult years, we may find ourselves with more time on our hands but perhaps lacking the ability to get a restful night’s sleep. According to the UK Health Centre, “as we get older we will experience less slow-wave sleep and less REM sleep and this is thought to be due to the lack of growth hormones which would normally control NREM sleep”. Added to this, sleep disturbances may become more acute in...
  3. Progesterone Therapy for Menopause Treatment

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      Progesterone therapy for menopause treatment is one of the numerous options available to women fighting symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, hair loss, mental decline, weight gain, and night sweats. Some women fear the words “hormone replacement” because they are concerned about the increased risks of certain serious conditions, such as breast cancer, stroke, or blood clots, but that is not the case with progesterone replacement.   It is good to have that concern as it often yields to added research so that one understands the options available. In this instance, we are speaking about the use of progesterone therapy in menopause. This is not the same thing as progestin, a synthetic medication that brings some of the benefits of progesterone, but with greater risk. A statement drafted jointly by The North...
  4. Turn back time:10 tips to protect your health for the future

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    Article by Dr Aamer Khan #Be Age Smart with expert advice from Harley Street doctor, Dr Aamer Khan Look after your bones. Half of all women and one in five men aged over fifty will break a bone because of a weakened skeleton (osteoporosis). A vitamin D supplement helps promote calcium absorption and bone health. Weight-bearing exercises, such as working out with lightweights, three times a week, can also help keep bones strong.   Deal with your stress. Stress contributes to every disease, directly or indirectly. It shrinks the brain and increases the waistline. So deal with it – somehow. Make time for mindfulness, or even better, meditation and even a few minutes of relaxed deep breathing several times a day will help. With your eyes closed, focus your mind...
  5. 10 ways to boost your metabolism to lose weight over 50

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    Losing weight  and burning fat is never easy- especially once we reach our 50s. . Yet, how many of us make this our New Year resolution, which gradually gets swept under the carpet by the end of January? To help you shift those extra pounds, we have asked our expert nutritionists to list the top 10 ways to boost your metabolism… 1. Eat protein with every meal “Because muscle has a big effect on metabolism, you can improve your metabolism by increasing your lean muscle mass and keeping your body fat down. Eating plenty of protein (in conjunction with exercise) will help maintain and build your muscle strength. This is especially important if you’re cutting calories, because your body may start breaking down your muscle tissue for energy – eating more protein...
  6. 13 different aspects to consider if you want to lose weight over 50

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      According to the NHS, the UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe. The cause of the rapid rise in obesity levels has been blamed on the ‘modern lifestyle’ in which we are heavily dependent on watching TV, social media, desk-bound jobs and high-calorie food. Our expert nutritionists have listed ways to adjust your lifestyle and make weight loss over 50 work for you. Emotional attachment “Emotional or ‘comfort’ eating can be a key cause of weight gain. Because it doesn’t depend on hunger, comfort eating can often be uncontrolled – you don’t necessarily stop when you’re full. What’s more, the most ‘comforting’ foods tend to be sugary foods and carbohydrates, which are easy to overeat and can quickly lead to weight gain when consumed in excess,” explains...
  7. Can we sleep ourselves slimmer?

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    Fancy another excuse to have a lie in? New research suggests that sleeping for longer could improve your diet and help you lose weight. That extra hour or so in bed could help you cut down on sugary foods, compared to those who have less sleep, according to the study. Win, win! Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns shares her thoughts: “The results of this study definitely make sense. Previous research has found that a lack of sleep is linked to higher calorie intake and a higher risk of obesity, and so it’s no surprise that it can increase our sugar intake too – and that getting more sleep can help us cut down on the white stuff. “This study provides even more evidence of the importance of sleep for our overall health and wellbeing....
  8. Top Tips to Detox the Brain from a Psychiatrist and  a Nutritionist

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    Article by Deborah Colson and Dr Emer MacSweeney  As millions of people around the world embark on New Year’s resolutions with diet and fitness primary goals, it’s important not to overlook the brain; one of the most fascinating yet complex organs. The brain really is the boss of the body; controlling all of the body’s functions, movements and emotions, so it’s important to keep it healthy and working to its best ability. The experts at award-winning brain clinic Re:Cognition Health are passionate about optimising brain health and understand that modern lifestyle pressures can seriously compromise its performance. Factors such as chronic stress and depression can affect the way the brain works; reliance upon modern technology can cause a decrease in mental performance, attention span, learning ability and memory function. Nutrition is another factor...
  9. Top tips for getting into shape over 50 from celebrity trainer Paulette Sybliss

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Paulette Sybliss worked with Janet Jackson to get her into shape at 51 ready for her world tour – following the birth of her son. I asked Paulette to share her tips so that every woman over 50 can be fit and fabulous. How easy is it to get into shape in your 50s and beyond? It is no more difficult at 50 than it is at 30; habits are the only thing that may get in the way. At 50 we are set in our ways pretty much and habits are firmly formed and often we don’t want to break the habits of a lifetime however if the mindset is such that one truly wants to change and get into shape at 50...
  10. Solutions to sleepness nights: Counting Mississippis

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    Article by Juliet Young Sleep has been avoiding me since I turned fifty. Not totally avoiding me, because it comes along and hits me with a big, steel hammer on the head just as I’m reading the fifth line of my nightly chapter which, as you can imagine, takes months to read. It then leaves me there, sitting with book in hand, head drooping, mouth attractively open, until something, in man or cat form, shakes me and tells me to lie down. For God’s sake, woman, the cat usually adds. So I obey and Sleep then carries on quietly doing what it has to do. Maybe playing solitaire or knitting or doing a bit of embroidery. In any case it kindly lets me get a couple of hours’ rest...
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