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COVID-19: Nursing Care Homes


The safest place for older people. Aged care residents should not be pulled out of nursing homes because of coronavirus concerns, the Australian federal government says. This comes from Australian-based Channel 9.

COVID-19: Elderly Shopping


Checkers, Shoprite offer pensioners special treatment. Bussinesstech says that Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets will open special till points for pensioners and vulnerable people due to the coronavirus. 

COVID-19: Drastic times, drastic measures, but hope springs eternal


The COVID-19 virus has brought havoc to the world. Ensure you know what to do if you think you may have caught the virus, and how to bring peace to your troubled mind. These are extraordinary times, unprecedented in modern history.

Stroke Survivor Series: With a little help from my friends


I had a wonderful time with these stroke survivors at their support meeting. They’ve had it tough. But they’ve got grit and determination. It’s called guts, and they’ve made a pretty splendid job of making life work… 

Nola Dippenaar: Food for Thought


In Professor Nola Dippenaar’s continuing series on health matters for La Vie Care Wellness she looks at the importance of correct diet. While she says that exercise will always come first, what we eat comes a close second!

A very special person & a very special facility!


La Vie Care at Waterkloof Marina is about to open its doors and like everyone, there’s one particular person who is “super excited”, she’s counting the hours until D-Day! Anyone traveling in the Waterkloof area would have been aware of the…

Depression and the elderly


The number of elderly people in the population is rapidly increasing throughout the developing world. This is due to satisfactory mental and physical health, enabling continued positive contributions to their families and to society. 

Arthritis: A heavy burden to bear


The Johannesburg branch of the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa has had a mission to education and support for many years. It’s doing a sterling job and performing a much-needed service for the population affected by this…

Striking terror into the hears of men


A prostate cancer diagnosis need not be the beginning of the end. Sure, some lifestyle modifications will have to be made, but certainly this trial needn’t be the apocalyptic terror-ride that sometimes it is made out to be. 

what you eat can affect your eyesight


Medical News Today reports that major research conducted over two years has shown that a diet rich in red meat, fried foods, high fat diary, processed meats, and refined grains is detrimental for the heart and…

Good hydration in elderly is critical


Eating a good meal and being properly hydrated is essential for maintaining good health. But while there is increasing focus on tackling malnutrition and improving nutritional care, warning signs…

Tackling the 'Geriatric Giants'


Dr Greenstein and Dr Abraham, Geriatricians at the Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg, have a passion and zeal for treating the elderly. Mix in a dollop of love for their speciality, and you have…