Ageing, Health

How to keep your telomeres long

What are telomeres? Recently, I wrote about how our telomeres shorten as we age – or conversely, we age as our telomeres become shorter. Telomeres are the tiny ‘caps’ that book-end our chromosomes, preventing them from becoming damaged or tangled.  While our understanding of why and how they make a difference, in simple terms, longer telomeres are good. How can… Read More How to keep your telomeres long

Ageing, Health

Assistive technology will improve the chances of older people staying home

Disadvantaged Aussies Did you know that the Therapeutics Good Administration prevents Australian companies from promoting the medical benefits of assistive technology? This makes it difficult for people to make informed choices about aids that will make life easier. Have a look at this article by the Community Care Review, which is a conversation with UK-based… Read More Assistive technology will improve the chances of older people staying home

Health, Research - ageing

Can we control the ‘visible signs’ of ageing?

What are international experts saying about controlling the ‘visible signs’ of ageing? Are you interested in TV ads about  this cream or that serum to minimise the ‘visible signs’ of ageing. But what is going on in the research into ageing? The Irish Times recently reported that doctor and author Sara Gottfried has reversed the… Read More Can we control the ‘visible signs’ of ageing?