Growing old is part of the natural cycle of life. But with any transition there is stress as we accommodate to the change. Our most important challenge is to support older people to continue to independently live at home and to assist them to continue making a positive contribution to the community.

Their skills and wisdom must be valued as an important resource in our community. While people do change as they get older, old age is not a time of inevitable mental and physical decline. Many of the so-called age related declines can be slowed down or even prevented by positive lifestyle changes. Read on or listen as Dr John explains how we can make that a reality.

Heart Disease is the biggest killer of Women

Knowing the symptoms of heart attack may just save your life. In this video Dr John and the panel discuss how the symptoms of heart attack in women can be different to men. For women this may include pain and pressure in the chest, neck, arm, jaw, shortness of breath, ...
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What makes a meal Diabetes friendly?

What makes a meal Diabetes friendly?

What to Eat is an online Diabetes friendly meal plan that is partnered with Diabetes NSW and ACT. It takes the guess work out of knowing what to eat. It helps you achieve optimal weight. It offers people with pre-diabetes and other many obesity related diseases a 12 week program ...
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Everybody wants to avoid the chances of getting Alzheimer’s Dementia!

Everybody wants to avoid the chances of getting Alzheimer’s Dementia!

There are lots of theories about Alzheimer’s Dementia, including a link to Insulin Resistance… and some have even called Alzheimer’s Dementia, Type 3 Diabetes. As we age everyone wants to know how to protect themselves from this debilitating condition. Some remedies promoted suggest that eating turmeric and dark chocolate may ...
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Are you in pain?

Are you in pain?

If you are in pain, should you be worried if your doctor prescribes pain killing opioids? If you are in pain, perhaps after surgery or trauma the answer is NO! They are appropriate but their dose should be reduced as your pain improves. If you feel you need opioids or ...
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How to make a change for the better! Be SMART!

How to make a change for the better! Be SMART!

Making a change is so very hard - good intentions don't always translate into action. Dr John talks about one way that we may achieve our health goals - whether they be to improve our fitness or to change our habits. Dr John recommends that you be SMART when setting ...
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When we try to change our lifestyle it always helps if there’s a friend to join us!

80% of the the things that make us sick as we age have a strong degree of preventability about them. Keeping more active, eating better and drinking less alcohol are mantras we all know. Yep, we all want to live healthier but good intentions don't always translate into action. A ...
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The new epidemic – ScreenTime, children and added weight!

90% of children over five now have regular access to the internet. Ipads, mobiles phones and Playstations combined with TV viewing increasingly occupies our children's time. Even if we put aside the content (and we shouldn't) there are studies from the US that show the unhealthy impacts of this increased ...
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Falls - prevention is the best remedy

Falls – prevention is the best remedy

Falls are the leading cause of injury as we grow older. It's important that we keep an eye on grandma's house and make sure it's set up to prevent falls. 26% of falls can be prevented by making some inexpensive changes to the home. Help clear up the clutter, remove ...
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