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  • When Chat GPT launched in November 2022, it gained 100 million users is in just four weeks. That unleashed a flurry of excitement among some who could see the potential and imagined just how useful it could be.

  • You can not only teach an old dog new tricks, you can teach it to play blues guitar, says JW Jones.

  • The death of a spouse is monumental. Shock, harrowing sadness, sometimes a surge of positivity that seems to come from nowhere: the grieving process is deep and varied, in part universal, in part individual.

  • As the years pass, we can all expect to lose a step or two mentally — and, when it’s expected, we take it in stride as long as the decline feels mild and normal.

Current Issue


Sage60 gives Sage readers fresh content four times a year, and it releases six weeks after each print edition. In this edition, we tackle some serious issues, including the difference between expected age-related memory loss and dementia as well as how to prepare for the loss of a long-time spouse or partner. We consulted experts on each topic. Meanwhile, we also consider the future of the public service as it expands its use of artificial intelligence — the promises and the pitfalls. And for some fun, we talk to music teachers about the challenges and opportunities involved in learning to play a musical instrument later in life. 


Artificial intelligence tools are already being used by government. We look at the challenges and opportunities they offer. 

Learning to make music later in life is a not only doable, it has many potential advantages, including increasing mobility, improving breathing and creating community. 

But for survivors who lose a long-time spouse, there are ways to cope, and they start with good planning. 

We all forget the odd name or misplace items from time to time, but if you’re concerned you have Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, seeing your doctor sooner rather than later is always advisable. 

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