Friday, 23 June 2017

Active gaming is good for brain health and memory, finds study

Video games which involve physical activity significantly boost our brain health as we get older, according to new research led by University of Manchester experts, Dr Emma Stanmore and Joseph Firth.

Read more.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

MICRA to host study into effect of post-retirement work on wellbeing

Dr Ellen Dingemas has been awarded a Rubicon grant to study how the physical and cognitive wellbeing of retirees across Europe is affected by post-retirement work.

Learn more.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Message from Age Friendly Manchester and Age UK

The Met Office is forecasting that temperatures are likely to reach over 30 degrees in most of England until Thursday this week.

Please do pay special attention to older neighbours and friends, who may need extra help in the current very hot temperatures.

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are both life-threatening conditions and can develop if left untreated. Click here for advice on how to spot and treat heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Get up and go - a guide to staying steady

Do you know someone who would benefit from taking the 'timed up and go test' (from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), which helps to assess whether a person is at an increased risk of falls?

Click here to see a video of the test in action and advice about how to help someone that may be of greater risk of falls.

Friday, 16 June 2017

How 'walking football' helps depressed men

From the BBC:

As a survey by the Mental Health Foundation suggests older men are less likely to recognise the importance of relationships, Graham Satchell meets a group of 'walking footballers'.  Click the link here to watch the video.