Eating more of this could slow brain ageing by 11 years

When it comes to eating healthy, you can’t really go wrong with fruit and veg. But just as some fruits are healthier than others, some vegetables have are more nutrient-dense and have more health benefits than others – namely, leafy greens. Leafy greens – kale, spinach, rocket etc. – have been found not only to help reduceContinue reading “Eating more of this could slow brain ageing by 11 years”

6 things you never knew about David Bowie

It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since David Bowie’s death, but as devastating as his loss was to his fans and his peers, at least his music and his legacy will endure forever. So to celebrate his life, we’re taking a look at some little-known facts about the music icon. 1. Why heContinue reading “6 things you never knew about David Bowie”

6 secrets of famous people who lived to 100 and over

Everyone’s searching for the secret to a long, happy and healthy life but most of the time, it’s a bit of a lottery. That being said, there are plenty of steps we can all take to get us a little closer to reaching 100. And where better to turn to for advice than some ofContinue reading “6 secrets of famous people who lived to 100 and over”

How your facial expressions affect your mind and body

We’ve all heard that faking a smile can actually make you feel happier, but you might not know about all the other ways your facial expression can impact your mood and even your body. From improving your memory to protecting your heart health and even boosting your self-confidence, here are five little facial expression tricks for youContinue reading “How your facial expressions affect your mind and body”

7 surprising health benefits of coffee

Most people can’t function without their morning cup of coffee, but did you know it’s doing so much more for you than simply helping kick-start your day? From helping you shed those unwanted kilos to lowering your risk of cancer, we’re taking a look at seven of the incredible ways coffee can benefit your health.Continue reading “7 surprising health benefits of coffee”

The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s

To the average Joe, dementia and Alzheimer’s might seem like the same thing – after all, they both describe cognitive impairment that usually affects memory. But they aren’t, and understanding the distinction is essential. As Dementia Australia explains on their website, “Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. ItContinue reading “The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s”

Where to find the help you need this holiday season

Over60 native article for Just Better Care No matter how much you love celebrating Christmas and ringing in the new year, there’s no denying that the festive season is one of the busiest and most stressful times of year. In fact, according to one UK survey, it’s the sixth most stressful life event – yet weContinue reading “Where to find the help you need this holiday season”

Jeffrey Archer interview: “Writing is a drug”

I recently had the privilege of speaking to best-selling author Jeffrey Archer about his new collection of short stories (as well as some old favourites). A decade after his last collection, international best-selling author Jeffrey Archer is back with a fresh batch of suspenseful short stories, Tell Tale. To find out more about the book andContinue reading “Jeffrey Archer interview: “Writing is a drug””

Interview with author of “Grandma Forgets”: the picture book helping children understand dementia

According to Alzheimer’s Australia, an estimated 413,106 Australians currently live with dementia, and there are around 244 new cases reported each day. Sadly, this means it’s more likely than ever that each and every one of our lives will be affected in some way by this cruel disease. And when we, as adults, have such difficultyContinue reading “Interview with author of “Grandma Forgets”: the picture book helping children understand dementia”

The deadly cancer with a survival rate of less than 8%

Over60 native article for the Garvan Institute With a five-year survival rate of just 7.7 per cent, pancreatic cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Australia – but awareness of the disease is at an alarmingly low 15 per cent, research from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research has found. As a result, researchContinue reading “The deadly cancer with a survival rate of less than 8%”