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Health & Wellbeing

RetireAustralia Perry Bartlett

Regaining your cognitive sparkle

Professor Perry Bartlett, a leading Australian neuroscientist, believes cognitive decline is not inevitable.

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RetireAustralia exercise

Expert advice: the benefits of exercise for the body and mind

The benefits of exercise are hugely significant for our bodies and our minds as we get older.

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RetireAustralia tips to stay warm this winter

Tips to stay warm and healthy this winter

Winter brings a drop in temperature and the 'flu season', so it is important to take steps to stay warm and healthy.

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Tips for quality foot care

Tips for quality foot care

Good foot care is essential to a happy retirement, so seek professional advice if you suffer from any foot-related issues

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Managing osteoarthritic pain

Managing osteoarthritic pain

Exercise is one of the best treatments for osteoarthritis of the hip and knee but make sure you're not doing too much!

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Older person heat stroke

Be heat smart this year

The Australian summer can be truly relentless so it’s important to have a plan in place to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

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Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Thirty Australians are diagnosed with PD every day and the average age of diagnosis is 65 years.

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When your glasses stop helping

If you are concerned about falling as a result of your vision, an RSB mobility specialist can analyse your personal situation.

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Working Retirement

Are you bored in retirement?

For some, retirement is not always the shining light at the end of the tunnel, but a confusing new path to navigate.

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How to prevent hearing loss

How to prevent hearing loss

Hearing loss usually occurs gradually over a number of years, and for many seniors it’s not too late to take a preventative approach to improving their hearing health.

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Reducing the risk of macular degeneration

Reducing the risk of macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is a chronic, painless disease that can be diagnosed through regular eye tests.

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Cover up and protect your skin

Cover up and protect your skin

Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, however nearly all skin cancers can be cured if detected and treated early.

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ear examination

What’s that sound?

If you suffer from buzzing, ringing, whistling, hissing, pulsing, roaring or cicada-like sounds in your ears or head, it could be tinnitus which is prevalent among older people.

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How to boost your metabolism

There are many wonderful aspects to getting older, but an expanding waistline can be an unwelcome side effect.

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Understanding cancer

In 2012, 14.1 million new cases of cancer were detected around the world, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.

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Living with an age-related disability

Living with an age-related disability

Living with an age-related disability can change your needs significantly and requires adaptions to the way you live.

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Couple sleeping

10 tips for a tranquil sleep

Difficulty sleeping is common as we get older, but chiropractor Matthew Hodgson has some expert tips for a good rest.

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Joint replacements

Joint replacements offer relief and flexibility

Hip and knee replacements can be daunting but many seniors have found a new lease on life with improved flexibility and motion.

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seniors walking around the village

Seniors gain balance and independence by walking

If you want to get active, try walking around your village with a buddy or joining the Heart Foundation walking program.

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Couple Stretching

Are you getting enough exercise?

Only one in three seniors are getting enough exercise, but physiotherapist Damian Aylward has some tips to get you started.

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Couple Brushing Teeth

Breaking bad oral hygiene habits

It takes conscious effort to shift everyday practices and for many seniors, it can be challenging to break a lifetime of bad oral habits.

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Watching for early signs of cancer

For most cancers, the earlier they're detected, the better your prognosis, so make sure you're getting screened regularly.

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Exercise tips for fall prevention

More than one in three people aged 65 and over fall at least once a year, but many of these falls can be prevented by staying active.

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Managing your medication

Australian seniors are living longer and healthier lives, but a growing list of pills and vitamins to manage is an unfortunate by-product.

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Is the size of your plate a problem?

When we are no longer as physically active as we used to be, it’s important to make sure our eating habits suit our lifestyle.

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Cold laser therapy

Cold laser therapy stimulates damaged cells to increase their energy production and transform them back to healthy active cells.

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Are you feeling lonely?

A regular visit from a four-legged friend can make a world of difference to seniors who are feeling isolated or depressed.

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Join a social group and stay connected

Transitioning into retirement can be challenging but it can also be a lot of fun, particularly if you stay socially connected.

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Dealing with diabetes in your senior years

The goal of this year’s World Health Day is to raise awareness about diabetes and the impact it has upon those affected.

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Listen Up! Time to care for your hearing

Whether you’re watching TV or listening to music, good hearing is important, so be on the alert for these early warning signs.

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Living with dementia: advice for carers

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be both rewarding and challenging, but there's always help available when you need it.

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Shoulder to shoulder

We spoke to the Australian Men’s Shed Association about men's health and wellbeing and the positive impacts of a casual chat.

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Pilates

Pilates - flexibility and balance

Pilates focuses on the abdomen, thighs, legs and back to engage core muscles that support the spine and improve posture.

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10 relaxing facts about tai chi

Often described as an art form that revitalises the mind, body and spirit, tai chi is an ideal form of exercise for everyone.

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An insight into acupuncture

Acupuncture is gaining popularity in Australia so we sat down with registered practitioner, Jon Rose, to find out what it might offer you.

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5 ways to feel well every day

We chat to Sydney’s yoga and nutrition guru, Nikki Blair, and get her top tips for maximizing health and wellbeing in retirement.

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