World Mental Health Day 10 October

1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don't seek help because of stigma. World Mental Health Day – October 10 — is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.Mental Health Australia a...
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World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day #Dementia2019

World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia and is part of World Alzheimer's Month. This year's focus is stigma. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no underst...
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Thyroid and Ageing

By Beth LuedersFatigue, change in mood, hair and nail changes, weight changes, and memory issues. Sound like signs of ageing? Maybe not. These could also be signs of a malfunctioning thyroid — a condition that can be mistaken for other reasons in older adults. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland just above the collarbone at th...
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian cancer sneaks up on women because in its early stages, the symptoms aren't intense and present vaguely, and there is no dependablescreening test for the cancer. Most women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer when the cancer is already in its later stages and difficult to treat. The World Cancer Research Fund reports that "this ...
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A Diagnostic Test for Dementia is Just a Few Steps Away

I am sure you would want to know if you are at high risk for Dementia so that you could adjust your lifestyle to reduce the odds of developing this devastating disease. Well one day you may be able to. The BBC reported this week, that researchers can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer's disease be...
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Transportation - the Key for Seniors to Stay Connected

You will be forgiven for thinking that in America, assistance with housing, food programs and health services would be the most pressing needs for the elderly but Eldercare Locator, the government helpline report that they receive more inquiries about transportation than any other topic. Seniors need help getting to routine medical appointments, su...
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