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Blood pressure and your brain

You probably associate blood pressure with heart health. And fair enough. But you mightn’t realise that heart health is a risk factor for brain health. So now we’re looking at whether blood pressure that creeps up in middle age could be a red flag for dementia.   Read this post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Sex: does it fizzle or sizzle with age?

There are two popular views of ageing and sex. One is that after menopause it’s all over. The other is that sex is critical to healthy ageing and if we’re not practicing it we’re not normal.   Read this post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Life After Menopause. My book is here!

The full title is Life after Menopause: 5 Key Habits of Healthy, Vital Older Women Read this post

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Clean? Fresh? Hardly!

A lot of us think that fragranced products clean and freshen the air but the opposite is true. A recent study by the University of Melbourne showed that for one in three of us fragrance causes problems such as headaches, asthma and skin irritation.  Read this post

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Do you need to sort your sleep?

While sleep is one of the foundations of staying well, a lot of us get by on too little.  Read this post

Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

What do we mean by 'old age'?

At last. Social scientists are presenting a new view of what’s ‘old’ in 2017.  Read this post

Saturday, February 25, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Age-related topics we need to keep talking about

This is my poor-quality shot of University of Queensland academic, Nancy Pachana, signing copies of her book Ageing: A Very Short Introduction at West End’s Avid Reader bookshop this month. Her talk highlighted some of the topics we need to tackle to make Australia more age-friendly.   Read this post

Friday, February 24, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

My Top Ten health tips

From time to time I get asked to provide a list like this for other people’s blogs or something similar. I was recently asked to come up with one, so for what it’s worth I’ll share it here.   Read this post

Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Depression: maybe it's not a chemical imbalance after all

That’s been the standard explanation for a long time. Our serotonin levels are too low. The reason for the imbalance is often a mystery, but there’s a lot of it going on.   Read this post

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

80 can look like this

If you think life as an 80-year old is about decline, take a look at this man. You might have seen him in the media recently strutting his stuff on the runway for Fashion Week in China.  Read this post

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson