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When did you last think about retiring?

Our new (or latest) Prime Minister has announced a review of the Government’s previous decision to extend the retirement age to 70.  This brings the issue of when to retire back into focus. When did you last think about when…
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The difficulty in getting a diagnosis

You know that feeling when something isn’t quite right within yourself? It’s human nature to imagine the worst case scenario, first. Chronic, persistent pain or a lump under the skin? It must be cancer! Just ask Dr Google and you…
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Brent Ladyman

A carer’s life can be a lonely one

Let me ask you two questions. What happens after we retire and the social interaction of our working life ends? What plans have you made to ensure you will remain socially connected and engaged? Over the last twenty years I…
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Senior lady holding a baby and remaining socially active

It takes a village…

We live in interesting times of fast-paced change.  We face challenges from places and spaces never before experienced or anticipated. Never before did our society have to support such a large proportion of elders.  With the advent of that great…
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Elderly Man and Woman on Couch in Nursing Home

Health better than wealth

Retirement and getting older puts a new angle on talk about ‘sustainability’.  It’s a current buzz word for the financial survival for Governments, businesses and anything else we’re trying to deliver or sell.  As we retire and move beyond 60,…
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Importance of remaining socially active

It has been long known that a simple cup of tea possesses magic powers capable of fixing just about anything. Winston Churchill is rumoured to have said tea was as important to the Second World War effort as bullets, and…
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Ageing in place safely

Home sweet home.  T.S.Elliot wrote ‘home is where one starts from’.  With age, we also know that home is where we want to end.  One of the things we work hardest for throughout our earning life is the security of…
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GPS devices for people living with dementia

There’s been a lot of discussion recently, both in the media and the community, about GPS devices for people living with dementia. Many people like to take a walk, go to the shops or exercise a pet. This doesn’t change…
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