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Fact or fiction

No one really knows what Alzheimer disease is. Billions of dollars are being spent to find a cure for an illness that still can’t be diagnosed with certainty. But an AD diagnosis is easily given to elderly people having memory…

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Quality of life

We all hope to get old healthy and happy. Regrettably, this is not granted to everyone. When someone you care about has been diagnosed with dementia you don’t have to stand by powerless. There’s so much talk about dementia nowadays…

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Changing subtly

Our brain is amazingly adept in standing up to the ravages of time. Many – especially young – people think growing old brings along only distress and misery. But ageing isn’t synonymous with general decline. Our brain is very good…

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What’s in a number?

We all age. As a child, we love to age and can’t wait to finally become an adult. But when you are in your thirties, growing older is already associated with negative feelings: decline, diseases, loneliness, death. They are phantoms…

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Fountain of youth?

When an engineer would have to come up with a perfectly working human body, it would probably look quit different from ours. We came to be by trial and error. A new feature could be just right as it came,…

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Die with dignity

From the moment we are born, the single certainty we have in life is that we will die, sooner or later. For most people, the moment of death will come at advanced age. We simply have to accept the fact…

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The need to be in control

Do you want to grow old happily and healthily? Make sure you don’t lose control over your life and will be able to keep on making your own choices. In healthcare, focus is on taking care of people. In doing…

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