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Have you ever wanted to get more out of your mind and body, or wondered how best to care for your loved one? The Better Ageing Podcast aims to improve the health and wellbeing of our ageing population, empowering women and men to live healthier, more independent lives, for longer. Join Jonathan Reece, and experts Dr Jane Fyfield and Jason Lee as they provide simple, real-world advice on healthy ageing. Together Jason and Jane have over 45 years of experience working with elderly Australians. Jason runs his own physiotherapy practice, with a focus on strength and conditioning programs for over 60 year olds, and Jane works as a consultant to aged care services, is a former Medical Director, and has worked in the public, private and government sectors as a clinician and a non-clinical consultant.

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your mind and body, or wondered how best to care for your loved one? The Better Ageing Podcast aims to improve the health and wellbeing of our ageing population, empowering women and men to live healthier, more independent lives, for longer. Join Jonathan Reece, and experts Dr Jane Fyfield and Jason Lee as they provide simple, real-world advice on healthy ageing. Together Jason and Jane have over 45 years of experience working with elderly Australians. Jason runs his own physiotherapy practice, with a focus on strength and conditioning programs for over 60 year olds, and Jane works as a consultant to aged care services, is a former Medical Director, and has worked in the public, private and government sectors as a clinician and a non-clinical consultant.

Location:

Australia

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Have you ever wanted to get more out of your mind and body, or wondered how best to care for your loved one? The Better Ageing Podcast aims to improve the health and wellbeing of our ageing population, empowering women and men to live healthier, more independent lives, for longer. Join Jonathan Reece, and experts Dr Jane Fyfield and Jason Lee as they provide simple, real-world advice on healthy ageing. Together Jason and Jane have over 45 years of experience working with elderly Australians. Jason runs his own physiotherapy practice, with a focus on strength and conditioning programs for over 60 year olds, and Jane works as a consultant to aged care services, is a former Medical Director, and has worked in the public, private and government sectors as a clinician and a non-clinical consultant.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 23: Medication Reviews | The Better Ageing Podcast

7/19/2021
Medication has many positive benefits when prescribed correctly, helping many of us live healthier, happier lives for longer. However sometimes new or existing medication we are taking can have unintended interactions. That's why, as we discuss on this episode of The Better Ageing Podcast, it is extremely important to have any medications you are taking regularly reviewed. In this episode we talk about the signs to look out for that your medication might be having a negative effect on you...

Duration:00:13:34

Episode 22: How to be the best carer you can be | The Better Ageing Podcast

7/4/2021
Carers play an important role in our society, providing selfless care each and every day without seeking anything in return. It can be an extremely rewarding role but it can also be very isolating and physically and emotionally demanding. In this episode we talk define what a carer is, how you become one and how you can be the best carer you can be. As we discuss, this often starts with looking after your own mental and physical wellbeing before helping others (you can't pour from an empty...

Duration:00:16:34

Episode 21: How to have an active winter | The Better Ageing Podcast

6/24/2021
Happy 21st birthday to us! Yes that's right it's our 21st episode, and to celebrate we're bringing you some tips to help you stay active this winter. In this episode we talk about the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle (no matter the time of year), before providing you with some exercise ideas that you can put in place during the colder, wetter, darker months. As you'd expect, at home exercises or group classes with your physiotherapist are a great option, however other creative...

Duration:00:11:38

Episode 20: What are mobility aids and who are they for | The Better Ageing Podcast

6/6/2021
As we have talked about in previous episodes of The Better Ageing Podcast, falls later in life can often herald a rapid decline in independence and quality of life. We know that there are many preventive measures that can be taken to improve balance such as keeping active and seeking the help and guidance of a physiotherapist. However one other tool to improve balance and increase mobility are mobility and gait aids. In this episode of The Better Ageing Podcast we're talking about gait and...

Duration:00:15:45

Episode 19: It's about time we talked about incontinence | The Better Ageing Podcast

5/19/2021
It's time we talked about incontinence. Too often incontinence is dismissed as 'just part of the ageing process', yet over 4 million Australians suffer from bowel or urinary incontinence, both young and old, making it an extremely common condition, and one that as we find out in this podcast, is quite treatable. Despite its commonality, incontinence is often deemed an embarrassing or socially awkward thing to talk about. This means that sufferers often stay silent when they could be...

Duration:00:14:47

Episode 18: What is chronic pain and what can you do about it | The Better Ageing Podcast

5/5/2021
Pain is a topic that is frequently talked about on The Better Ageing Podcast - often it is the reason that many of us head in to see our doctor or physiotherapist. Thankfully, pain is typically a temporary sign that something isn't quite right, but what about when pain doesn't go away? In this episode we're talking about Chronic Pain; pain that lingers longer than it should, often with no obvious cause or acute injury. We take a look at some of the causes of chronic pain, the difference...

Duration:00:17:02

Episode 17: Coronavirus vaccinations | The Better Ageing Podcast

4/14/2021
The coronavirus pandemic has rocked the world, however one of the most amazing things to witness has been the dedication and collaboration of the world's scientists in the development of multiple vaccine options to help stop the spread of Covid-19 disease. In this episode we're looking at the vaccine options available in Australia, discussing the proposed rollout of the vaccine, and reminding everyone about the importance of the continuing to practice the 'CovidSafe' behaviours that have...

Duration:00:14:41

Episode 16: How to have the perfect night's sleep | The Better Ageing Podcast

3/31/2021
It's no secret a good night's sleep can do wonders for your mental and physical wellbeing, so why is it that after all these years of practicing many of us still struggle each night to get to sleep and stay asleep! In this episode of The Better Ageing Podcast we're talking all things sleep, and sharing our tips and tricks for achieving a good night's rest. And, as we find out, often the recipe success starts long before you go to bed ... So if you struggle to get your full 8 hours of sleep...

Duration:00:17:39

Episode 15: Is Teleheath here to stay? | The Better Ageing Podcast

3/14/2021
After emerging in 2020 as a safe way to keep in contact with your health professionals, in this episode we're talking Telehealth; how it has changed, and how to get the most out of your next online consultation ... It's episode 15 of The Better Ageing Podcast, the second in our new shorter format featuring easy to follow advice from our experts geriatrician Dr Jane Fyfield and physiotherapist Jason Lee. Prior to 2020, the only way many of us would have considered going to the doctor or...

Duration:00:16:57

Episode 14: Weight management and ageing | The Better Ageing Podcast

3/8/2021
We're excited to say that The Better Ageing Podcast is back for 2021! After some time off during the strange and challenging year that was 2020, we're back and excited to share our new and improved shorter format for 2021. Each episode we will be talking about one specific topic, with the simple aim of improving the health and wellbeing of our (gracefully) ageing population, As always, you will hear easy to follow advice from our experts geriatrician Dr Jane Fyfield and physio Jason Lee....

Duration:00:08:38

Episode 13: Returning to exercise safely & Maintaining new behaviours after coronavirus | The Better Ageing Podcast

5/19/2020
Lucky for some, unlucky for others we're back for episode 13 of The Better Ageing Podcast! In this episode we're discussing the easing back of coronavirus restrictions in Australia and in particular how to return to exercise safely, and maintaining new found hygiene and physical distancing behaviours. Jason explains how to manage returning to exercise or activity that you may have altered or stopped due to coronavirus, with a focus on managing your load to prevent injury, before sharing...

Duration:00:31:30

Episode 12: Wellbeing in the face of adversity & Telehealth consultations | The Better Ageing Podcast

4/23/2020
And after another short hiatus, we're back! Whilst the coronavirus crisis may have kept us separated momentarily, we've come together virtually via Zoom to record Episode 12! For this episode, we're talking about two important topics, wellbeing in the face of adversity, and telehealth consultations. Jane and Jason discuss both the mental and physical aspects of health during this unusual time, stressing the importance of keeping both socially and physically active at home during this...

Duration:00:45:37

Episode 11: How to avoid spreading infections & Post-operative rehabilitation | The Better Ageing Podcast

3/3/2020
Happy New Year! It might be a tad late, but we're extremely excited to be back for 2020 with Episode 11 of The Better Ageing Podcast. In this episode, Jane provides timely advice on how to avoid spreading infections as the world grapples with the new coronavirus. Then, Jason discusses post-operative treatment and rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery with the help from Jane's personal knee replacement experience. As always, thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy the episode....

Duration:00:36:21

Bonus holiday cheer episode | The Better Ageing Podcast

12/23/2019
Happy holidays! In this bonus episode we're spreading the festive cheer and bringing you the 10 closing stories from our first 10 episodes. We hope this brings you a smile or two this holiday season, and maybe even gives you a joke that you can add to your repertoire to pull out at your next party. As always, thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy the episode. Jokes: 1:21 - The Italian tomato garden 3:17 - Old ice fisherman 4:19 - Long-lost friends find a magic lamp 5:24 - Old...

Duration:00:13:31

Episode 10: Continence & Tennis Elbow | The Better Ageing Podcast

12/9/2019
It's the tenth episode of The Better Ageing Podcast! This episode we discuss continence and in particular urinary incontinence, and a common physio complaint, Tennis Elbow. Jane breaks down urinary incontinence and tells us that it can be both managed and continence can be restored, and highlights the importance of talking to someone about this condition which can sometimes be ignored due to embarrassment. Jason then explores the frustrating condition of tennis elbow and provides easy to...

Duration:00:36:06

Episode 9: Good posture & Managing heat stress | The Better Ageing Podcast

11/20/2019
Our ninth episode of The Better Ageing Podcast has come just in time for the warmer weather down under! In this episode we discuss good posture, and how to manage the heat in the warmer months. Together Jason and Jane provide easy to follow advice that will get you thinking about your own posture, with tips on how to achieve a good posture, and what the effect posture has on our body. Geriatrician Jane then shares her advice on how to avoid heat stress, and the warning signs to look out...

Duration:00:40:29

Episode 8: Developing an exercise program & Making the best use of your doctor | The Better Ageing Podcast

10/30/2019
In the eighth episode of The Better Ageing Podcast Jason talks us through how to develop a structured exercise program that features cardiovascular exercise and strength training, and Jane discusses making the best use of your doctor. Together the pair provide easy to follow advice that will enable you to start a basic exercise program to find your 30 minutes of exercise a day, and prepare you for your next visit to the doctor, ensuring you know the right questions to ask and tips to follow...

Duration:00:40:14

Episode 7: Stroke & Frozen Shoulder | The Better Ageing Podcast

10/14/2019
It's the seventh episode of The Better Ageing Podcast, and in this episode we're discussing the daunting, yet important topic of Stroke, and the particularly common and sometimes unknown condition of Frozen Shoulder, or Adhesive Capsulitis. Our experts Jason Lee (physiotherapist) and Dr Jane Fyfield (geriatrician) provide insight into what's happening during stroke, ways to minimise your risk, what to do if someone has a stroke, and what rehabilitation looks like following stroke, before...

Duration:00:56:31

Episode 6: Ageing well & bursitis and tendon pain | The Better Ageing Podcast

9/25/2019
In our exciting sixth episode of The Better Ageing Podcast we're discussing what it means to 'age well' and a common condition experienced in ageing, bursitis and tendon pain. As always, our experts Jason Lee (physiotherapist) and Dr Jane Fyfield (geriatrician) provide great insight and practical advice on what ageing well means for you, with the summation that is a different answer for everybody, and how to prevent and manage bursitis and/or tendon pain. Show notes/ topics covered: 1:37...

Duration:00:43:26

Episode 5: Diabetes & Dementia | The Better Ageing Podcast

9/15/2019
It's our fifth episode of The Better Ageing Podcast and we're talking about two 'Ds' of ageing: diabetes and dementia. This week's episode is particularly important as over 1 million people in Australia have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and Dementia is seen by many as one of the most daunting conditions. Our experts Jason Lee (physiotherapist) and Dr Jane Fyfield (geriatrician) break down both diseases, providing practical advice for people who have Type 2 Diabetes or are...

Duration:00:48:28