Health

Maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing as you get older is vital to enjoying your later years. YourLifeChoices understands this and we bring you up-to-date information, resources and relevant feature articles on the health checks you need, nutrition, managing pain, choosing health insurance, the ins and outs of grandparenting and which alternative medicines may give you the health boost you need. We also explain how aged care works, including residential aged care, aged care services delivery and health and ageing.

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Focus on Alzheimer’s disease is growing around the world.

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Health issues cost retirees $142k

retirement

Health issues cost retirees $142k

Preventable health problems forcing retirement rethink, says study.

Can coffee cure a headache?

Can coffee cure a headache?

Can coffee cure a headache?

Caffeine is trumpeted as having amazing powers, but does it cure or cause a headache?

Is your pillow causing pain?

Is your pillow causing pain?

Is your pillow causing pain?

You’re finally in bed. You sink blissfully into your pillow. Or do you?

Never ignore ‘brain fog’

Never ignore ‘brain fog’

Never ignore ‘brain fog’

That ‘foggy’ feeling is common, but you should investigate what might be causing it.

Broken bones increase death risk

Broken bones increase death risk

Broken bones increase death risk

The increased risk of dying after older adults break a bone is real.

Why you recoil from bitter tastes

Why you recoil from bitter tastes

Why you recoil from bitter tastes

If you avoid green, bitter veggies, science reckons you are a super-taster.

Your Health

Slow death is killing me and Mum

An Advance Care Directive is vital to ensure this slow death is not your fate.

Helpless victims

Using a sniff test to find cancer

Research shows super-sensitive noses can be trained to detect illness

Nose knows best?

Tips for coping with ‘sundowning’

Late afternoon and early evening can be hard for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

The setting sun

Wellbeing

Slow death is killing me and Mum

An Advance Care Directive is vital to ensure this slow death is not your fate.

Helpless victims

How to … make eight simple face masks

Why spend a small fortune on a face mask when you can effortlessly make your own?

DIY beauty tips

Probiotics ‘useless in many cases’

Taking probiotics in conjunction with antibiotics can have long-term consequences.

Probiotics useless?

Hearing

New hearing aid sweeping Australia

Australia’s latest hearing aid is like nothing you’ve ever seen. In fact, when it’s in your ear it’s essentially invisible.

Hear, hear

Top three hearing myths explained

To help you understand hearing loss, we’ve explored the most common misconceptions.

True or false?

Your hearing health explained

Diminished hearing can have a huge impact on your way of life and general wellbeing.

Read this free booklet

Health News

Signs you may have blood clots

Blood clots can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Know what to look for.

When to worry

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Focus on Alzheimer’s disease is growing around the world.

Lest we forget

Which is worse – fat or sugar?

Sugar and fat are two of the most widely talked about dietary topics, but which is worse?

Food wars

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