Taste
Taste
By Jacinta Sheedy, 4:14 pm on June 8, 2018

Effects of ageing on taste and smell The most important thing to remember about the sense of taste is that it highly dependent upon the sense of smell. The brain is only capable of distinguishing five specific flavours; Sour Sweet Salty Bitter Savoury We experience taste when saliva combines with good to break it down chemically. Our mouths contain over 10,000 taste buds. Our taste buds must physically meet the…

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hearing
hearing
By Jacinta Sheedy, 12:33 pm on June 7, 2018

There are many ways to seek help and manage hearing loss to stop it from getting worse. We have written about how our sense can be affected at any age, especially as we get older. However, hearing loss can happen at any age. This can happen for a variety of reasons including genetics, consistent exposure to loud noises at work, ear infections, head injuries and exposure to certain chemicals or…

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Vission-Loss
Vission-Loss
By Jacinta Sheedy, 11:51 am on June 7, 2018

Changes to our vision We have written about how our senses can be affected at any age, especially as we get older.  However, Vision loss can happen at any age. As people age, they often experience multiple changes in their overall health. Amongst these are eye changes, and diseases that usually result in vision loss. Changes to our eyes happen because of disease, genetic factors, general wear and tear and…

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The five senses
The five senses
By Jacinta Sheedy, 11:05 am on June 7, 2018

What happens when we lose our senses? Most of us have five functioning senses which are hearing, vision, touch, smell and taste. Our senses tend to change as we age for various reasons for instance: You may experience vision difficulties such as astigmatism or near- sightedness because the lens of your eye is curved irregularly. Some people can cause damage to their ears through many years of being exposed to…

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In home palliative care
In home palliative care
By Jacinta Sheedy, 11:32 am on June 6, 2018

What is palliative care Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialised medical and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a terminal diagnosis. Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social. Because palliative care is based on individual needs, the services offered will differ but may include: •…

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What to do when you retire
What to do when you retire
By Mark Magennis, 12:01 pm on May 31, 2018

What can I do in retirement? Many of us dream of the day we can retire. All that free time!  The reality is that we can’t all retire according to plan.  We all have a unique set of circumstances that will determine how and when we will retire. Some people plan for an early retirement. However for others, their retirement comes earlier than expected for a variety of reasons. Apart…

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health
health
By Jacinta Sheedy, 12:26 pm on May 29, 2018

The generational changes in health From previous generations to now, there has been a significant downward change in the health of our children, parents and the ageing population.  Though our life expectancy is longer than our forebearers, many people who live to an old age are significantly affected by illnesses. They often requiring a concoction of medications to alleviate the symptoms.  Did you know that the average person will consume…

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