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7 ways to boost your Winter mental wellbeing

Cold weather, shorter daylight hours and more time indoors can have a negative effect on the way we are feeling. Depression and anxiety affect many people and should be managed by a Doctor, but there is more to good mental health than avoiding mental illness. Rather, it is about living in a way that is good for you and those around you. Here’s 7 ideas you might like to try to promote wellbeing: Give your time, words and presence. Share a smile, help a neighbour or volunteer your time. Be active – walk or cycle in nature, smell the fresh air and listen to the sounds around you. Gardening, yoga or more physical activity can increase self-belief, the ability to...

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Alzheimers Disease & Dementia

Do you ever walk into a room and forget what you went in for? Forget the names of people or misplace your keys? Thankfully, that is no cause for concern and is common for people of all ages. However, dementia affects 43,000 New Zealanders and their families. Dementia occurs as a result of physical changes in the structure of the brain, affecting memory, behaviour and emotions.

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