With the recent sad news about Barbara Windsor having Alzheimer’s disease I thought now maybe a good time to discuss memory loss. I am not going to go into detail because this is such a huge subject, and there are so many different types of dementia. For example: Alzheimer’s, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Vascular Dementia, […]Read More Dementia and Alzheimer’s: how a healthy, active lifestyle can help
Study has been keeping me away from my blogging lately. I’ve completed and passed my ‘Adapting Exercise for Older Adults’. I’ve now also passed the practical exam for ‘Exercise Referral’, and just need to complete the coursework. This will enable me to devise and deliver exercise programmes to a wider range of patients/clients; for example […]Read More Study, study and more study!
I would not necessarily tell anyone to add protein shakes/supplements to their diet. Certainly, before I started learning about nutrition I thought of them as things only body builders or athletes took. I also thought they would just add calories to my diet and make me put on weight. My view has changed however. The […]Read More The case for protein and protein supplements
I have never been able to do push-ups, ever. This week, for the first time, I have actually managed to do some. Only six at a time, but I am so pleased! This has come after months and months of building my upper body strength. I’m over 50 now, so for me, this is quite […]Read More Things I’m proud of this week
Many things change as we age. Physiologically there are changes to our nervous system, our cardiovascular system, our respiratory system, to our bones, joints and muscles. Although we cannot stop the ageing process we can slow it down, and we can make our journey into old age more acceptable; we can try and maintain our […]Read More How to prevent age related muscle loss
Following up from my last blog- ‘Older Adults and Exercise’, I’d like to reassure anyone that thinks that they have left it too late to start any type of physical activity- that it’s never too late. Shockingly the Department of Health claim that in the over 65 age group, just 17% of men and 13% […]Read More Never Too Old
My last job was as a Community Nurse for Older people, but as I have mentioned previously, sadly this role was discontinued. I still cannot quite believe this. It was such a valuable role- we visited people in their own homes and helped older adults and those with long-term health conditions to stay living independently […]Read More Older Adults and Exercise