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High blood pressure: does it lead to diabetes?

04 Jan 2016

Study gives strongest link yet between blood pressure and diabetes. At first glance these might be considered two unconnected conditions, but research over the years has led to diabetes being classified as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Researchers looked at data on more than 4 million people in the UK who were free of […]

Stay active over 65 for healthy bones

02 Feb 2016

It’s true that our bones tend to lose strength as we get older. But even in later years there is plenty we can do to slow down bone loss and avoid the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. In general our activity levels tend to drop as we get older. You may feel you don’t have the energy […]

Helping someone with dementia with everyday tasks

16 Mar 2017

When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they’re likely to feel anxious, stressed and scared. They may be aware of their increasing clumsiness and inability to remember things, and this can be very frustrating and upsetting for them. If you are looking after someone with dementia, you can help them […]

Got an idea this Mother’s Day for a mother or grandmother with dementia?

09 Mar 2018

If your mother or grandmother has dementia, here are a few ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with a bittersweet experience, from movies and baking to reminiscing over photos from the past. Whatever you choose to do, we wish you a lovely day. For whilst you can remember all the lovely things she’s done for you over […]

Just one hour a week of social interaction helps dementia patients

27 Nov 2018

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