Ageing & Longevity

How do you make sure your special things go to special people?

How do you ensure your special belongings go to the people you want? We take a look at the role of an executor of a will.

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7 things you need to know about Wills

Ensuring your last wishes are made can ease the burden for loved ones. Here are 7 things you need to know about making a will.

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Eating your greens helps to maintain sharp mental ability

A new study reveals that warding off potential cognitive decline can be as easy as upping your green leafy vegetable intake.

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Diet drinks may lead to increased fat in older people

Think diet drinks are the smarter choice? Perhaps not. A new study suggests that diet drinks may cause weight gain in older people

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Top 10 warning signs of dementia

The early signs of dementia may be very subtle and hard to recognise, here are ten symptoms to look out for.

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Older people specialists needed for community care

More health professionals specialising in the care of older people are needed to prevent unnecessary admissions to nursing homes and hospitals.

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Shift work ages the brain, dulls intellect

Working anti-social hours can prematurely age your brain and dull intellectual ability.

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Sugary drinks may cause us to age as much as cigarettes do

Recent research has revealed negative effects that the consumption of soft drinks can have on our ageing process.

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Neuroticism linked to Alzheimer’s in women

Research is suggesting that neurotic women may be at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

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Sleeping pills linked to 51 per cent increased Alzheimer’s risk

The long-term use of sleeping pills have been linked to a 51% increased risk of Alzheimer’s in the elderly.

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New eye implant could replace the need for glasses

Researchers in California have developed an eye implant which could see the end of reading glasses for over 1.3 million Australians.

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Right-to-die group sees membership soar

A Swiss right-to-die organisation has reported a soaring number of applications from people wanting to create living wills.

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Redheads under threat as the climate heats up

Experts warn redheads could be facing extinction with rising temperatures to blame.

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Could learning another language stop your brain from ageing?

Learning a second language, even later in life, can have a positive impact on the brain and may stave off dementia.

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Young blood reverses signs of ageing in mice

A US study has shown that ‘young’ blood can help to combat and even reverse signs of ageing in mice.

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Facebook app to focus on dementia

A new app will give Facebook users the chance to experience what it could be like living with dementia.

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Archaeologists unearth earliest example of human with cancer

British archaeologists have discovered what they claim is the world’s oldest complete example of a human with cancer.

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Ease the symptoms of menopause with yoga

Hot flushes, low mood and concentration, irritability, heightened pain levels and trouble sleeping. The symptoms of menopause can be debilitating […]

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Modern medicine

As the prevalence of some diseases rise and other conditions fall back, MiNDFOOD finds out what you need to know and looks at the new technologies in medicine.

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Omega-3 fatty acids slow down brain’s ageing process

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish, could buy you two extra years of brain health.

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A Mediterranean diet could ward off dementia

A diet rich in fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, nuts and olive oil is the “best strategy available” to ward off dementia.

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Gardening linked to longer life

If you enjoy pottering in the garden or odd jobs around the house, chances are you will live longer.

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Mid-life stress increases risk of dementia for women

Stressful mid-life events increases a woman’s chance of developing dementia later on, researchers argue.

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Diet rich in fish, vegetables & nuts could protect men’s fertility

A diet rich in fish, vegetables and nuts can help protect men’s fertility from the effects of ageing.

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