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Year: 2018

Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by Stannah on 6th June 2018

Images sourced at Newstateman and Howard or Film “What if you were to lose every memory you ever had?” in “Still Alice”, by Lisa Genova Julianne Moore’s Oscar and Bafta winning performance couldn’t have been more powerful. She completely transformed herself into a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University who faces an unexpected diagnosis. When she […]

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retiring off the grid

Retiring off the grid: An alternative retirement plan

Written by Stannah on 29th May 2018

Retiring off the grid (not literally – you can still have electricity and running water and feel like you’re living in the wilderness!). It may or may not be something you’ve heard of. It might even be something you’ve considered. If you’re thinking about it, this article could give you some insight into the thinking […]

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world ms day

World MS day: “A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”

Written by Stannah on 28th May 2018

“The disease with a thousand faces” – also known as Multiple sclerosis. Why a thousand faces? Because each person diagnosed with this incurable chronic disease has unique symptoms. We still don’t know so much about MS , so the World MS organisation decided to “bring people closer” through research for World MS day 2018.   […]

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swimming improves balance

How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on 22nd May 2018

We’ve all heard about how a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing life-threatening health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we really don’t hear much about how important it is to improve our sense of balance and how doing so can go a long way in fall prevention, especially as we […]

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the secret diary of hendrik groen

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, the 83 ¼ Year-Old Who Conquered Our Hearts!

Written by Stannah on 18th April 2018

“The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old”. This unique diary has won over readers far beyond its homeland (the Netherlands). In fact, the translation rights of the award-winning book have been sold to more than 35 countries! The book is on the international best-sellers list and has since been developed into a […]

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parkinsons

Parkinson’s disease and its effects on mobility

Written by Stannah on 4th April 2018

On World Health Day, you’ll likely read about how healthy habits like exercising or drinking more water, can improve your health. While these are helpful tips and important topics to cover, we decided to take things a step further. What if you couldn’t drink that glass of water by yourself? It can be daunting to […]

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senior air travel

Senior air travel: Getting You Where You Need to Go

Written by Stannah on 26th March 2018

In today’s world, we fly frequently. Lower airfares, loved-ones living abroad and professional obligations are all factors that make flying a modern necessity. Even though flying is more accessible than it used to be, it’s also more stressful for everyone. For someone with reduced mobility, the stress is even greater, as you’ll likely need a […]

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senior-gardening

Senior gardening: learn more about the benefits of a therapeutic garden

Written by Stannah on 14th March 2018

Ever wondered why so many seniors take up gardening after they’ve retired? Aside from having the luxury of more spare time, tending to a garden or simply enjoying being in contact with nature has several health benefits that can help seniors feel better, avoid stress and anxiety and live a fuller life. If you think about […]

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