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The Importance of Self-Care for Primary Carers of Aging Loved Ones

As our older people live longer, more of us are finding ourselves in a position of care for an older person. In Australia, more than 2.65 million people provide unpaid care to family or friends.  …

Social Isolation in Seniors and the Role of an In-House Companion

As we get older and less mobile, we go out less, spending less time with others and more time at home. Particularly for those who live alone, this can result in social isolation. Unfortunately, ap…

Reducing the Risk of Falls: Home Safety Tips for Aging Loved Ones

Falls and associated injuries are more likely to occur in older people. Research has shown that one in three people aged over 65 years have a fall during any given year. 10% of those people will h…

Dementia: Accepting Your Loved One’s Reality Without Lying

Dementia can cause anxiety and stress for the individual and their loved ones. While there is no cure for dementia, there are techniques that can improve the quality of care. One of the techniques…

Frailty in Older Adults

Did you know over half the Australian population aged 65 or over experience frailty or pre-frailty? Frailty can impact a person’s physical as well as cognitive state. It comes about because of cha…

Dementia Care Dos and Don’ts

Rates of dementia are rising leaving more people with the challenging job of caring for someone with dementia. Currently, more than 400,000 Australians live with dementia. This number is expected …

Identifying the Signs of a Stroke FAST

In 2020, one Australian had a stroke every 19 minutes, and more than 445,000 Australians live with the effects of stroke. Unfortunately, stroke is one of the leading causes of death in Australia.&…
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Maintaining Bladder Health in Later Life

The natural ageing process can introduce various changes that affect bladder function, potentially leading to issues like urinary incontinence or increased frequency of urination. These challenges…

Bladder Health Tips for Older Adults

Some of the changes that occur with ageing can affect the bladder. This can lead to urinary incontinence or the need to urinate more often. These issues become more prevalent over time with people…

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