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Happy Retirement – Make the most out of life

Happy Retirement – Make the most out of life

Written by Stannah on 19th November 2019

Age is just a number and retirement is now considered by many to be the “golden age” of adulthood. As life expectancy increases, having a happy retirement is now more important than ever. This is perhaps unsurprising, as retirees finally find themselves with sufficient free time to pursue those interests that most excite and stimulate […]

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World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

Written by Stannah on 3rd October 2019

Did you know: A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age? Today, October 29th, is World Stroke Day, so we’d like to take this opportunity to talk about strokes: their causes, symptoms and treatments – but we want to do more than that. We want to join the World Stroke Campaign’s cause this year! […]

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

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

Written by Stannah on 29th August 2019

“What if you were to lose every memory you ever had?” in “Still Alice”, by Lisa Genova Images sourced at Newstateman and Howard or Film 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 […]

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Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Written by Stannah on 14th August 2019

Ever met someone whose life story you thought should be shared with the world? How would you go about doing that? As a method of collecting life stories through recorded interviews, oral history gives us the chance to record, preserve and share those incredible and wonderful stories! Peoples’ lives are full of trials and tribulations, […]

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Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Written by Stannah on 24th July 2019

About 88% of the population of the world is Vitamin D deficient. This statistic, which shows that the majority of the population of the world lacks Vitamin D, may come as a shock to many people. After all, when you consider the number of people who live in sunny climates, you would expect the percentage […]

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How can swimming improve balance?

How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on 4th July 2019

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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5 Reasons to Conquer Ageing with Yoga

5 Reasons to Conquer Ageing with Yoga

Written by Stannah on 14th June 2019

The desire to age in place has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among the ageing Baby Boomer generation. While the ambition of seniors is undeniable, the increased risk of illness, chronic pain and psychological distress that accompanies ageing can create some difficulties in achieving this goal. Fortunately, research has discovered that yoga is […]

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World MS day is celebrated on the 30th of May

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

Written by Stannah on 30th April 2019

“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. “The […]

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