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Consider making a will this November

Many people delay making their will. However, putting off getting your affairs in order can be a mistake, as it can be difficult to prepare for the unexpected.

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Older people at risk of 'digital exclusion'

A significant number of older people are at risk of becoming "digitally excluded," threatening to not only isolate them from family and friends but also miss out on potentially vital support services.

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Could gardening help you to live longer?

Whether it's simple weeding or lovingly maintaining a home vegetable garden, working with plants and flowers can be highly therapeutic. According to research by Swedish scientists, gardening could also help extend older people's life expectancy.

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Are you saving enough for retirement?

Whether you intend to stay in your own home or move into an assisted living community, saving for retirement is one of the most important things to consider, especially as you get a little older.

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Childhood illness linked to neurodegenerative diseases

Recently, researchers at Rutgers University in the United States discovered a possible connection between a rare childhood health condition and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Burden of care affecting the 'sandwich generation'

With many women choosing to focus on their careers and have children later in life, the pressures of caring for their children and elderly relatives are placing a considerable burden on the so-called "sandwich generation."

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Rheumatoid arthritis drugs may help prevent heart trouble

It may be less common than osteoarthritis, but rheumatoid arthritis can significantly hinder an older adult's ability to enjoy an active retirement. There are a number of medications that have shown promise in treating the disease, and a new study suggests that one of these effective treatment options may also offer additional health benefits.

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Older Internet users more likely to follow healthy habits

Logging on to the Internet is a part of everyday life for many older adults, and a new study suggests those who are more active users are more likely to practice healthy living habits.

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