Non-surgical solutions for our ageing faces Have you noticed the increase of advertisements for non-surgical body improvements? I turned on a morning TV show recently – trying to get an update on a recent overseas disaster – and I encountered a segment where three women were perched on stools. Two of them had already had… Read More What is non-surgical surgery?
Estate planning: five steps to help make sure your assets end up in the right hands Welcome back Kurt Fitzgibbon, from The Navigator Network. Ensuring the future is financially secure for you and the people close to you goes beyond planning for retirement. None of us likes to think about what will happen when we… Read More 5 tips for estate planning
HRT shortage in Australia Recently, the SMH reported that a key pharmaceutical company had experienced an interruption in its supply of HRT dermal patches. This resulted in a shortage in Australia. One lady explained the treatment is critical to her wellbeing. It relieves her of savage menopausal symptoms such as vomiting and painful migraine headaches.… Read More How long should we use HRT?
Barb, Psychic Medium – final An amazing story of transition from public servant to psychic medium. Last week, I shared a fascinating story with you about Barb Meynell who, as a mature woman, realised she had gifts that would change her life. She tentatively started doing some readings while maintaining her full time public sector role. She… Read More Barb, Psychic Medium – read the next instalment of this exciting story
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
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
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?
Crunching some numbers, baby Australian Baby Boomers make up 5.5 million people who were born between 1946 and 1965. Many have started turning 65. This is a fair whack – around 25% – of our population! The new ‘third age’ Peak body National Seniors acknowledges that: people now in their fifties will be bringing to later life a… Read More Baby Boomers – would you like to know more?