Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

October 26, 2020

Too often it is considered that once a person has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, life is over and the person that was, is no more. However, if you speak with people in the community who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, their stories are quite different. They have a

Understanding Alzheimer’s disease

October 19, 2020

Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed over 100 years ago, yet it remains one of the conditions for which modern medicine has no answer or cure. Sometimes Alzheimer’s disease is mistaken for being the same as dementia – but it is only one disease that leads to the changes known as dementia.

Caring for an ageing member of your family at home

October 16, 2020

There can be no doubt that most of us would prefer to care for our aging family members. But, there are a several things that need to be considered. Here are 5 major aspects of caring: Understand how much care is needed: Creating a list of daily, weekly and monthly

Carers

October 16, 2020

It is 6am and you have needed to get up only twice during the night to see to your elderly mother. You usually are up at least 4 times – panic sets in! You check on Mum and she is sleeping peacefully – what a relief. Caring for an elderly

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

October 2, 2020

Anyone can have a fall, but falls are a major health concern for older people. Falls in older adults are the leading cause of unintentional injury in Australia. One in five cases require hospitalisation and in more severe cases can be fatal. If someone has fallen it isn’t because they