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End of Life Care and Ethnicity

Our Australian community is culturally diverse with approximately half of the population being migrants whilst the other half is predominately Anglo-Celtic origin.  Despite Australia’s cultural diversity, the ethnic minority still continue to have difficulty in access the health care systems, let alone culturally appropriate care which include palliative and end of life care.  This disparity… Continue Reading

Signs The Carer Needs A Break

If you are caring for a person with dementia, you may at times feel totally exhausted and need a little caring yourself; just a bit of ‘time out’ to regain your energy, to visit the hairdresser or catch up with an old friend. Taking a break from being the carer is important for anyone providing… Continue Reading

Fall Prevention

It’s not just the leaves in autumn that keep falling but the elderly and other suffering from certain diseases are prone too. It may be an indicator of deteriorating health. People who have fallen and broken a hip also have a good chance of falling again. Most elderly people fall in and around the home and also common… Continue Reading

Holiday Time With Alzheimers or Dementia

Holidays are just about here so let’s ensure all the family have some fun. The holidays are a time when family and friends often come together. But for families living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, the holidays can be challenging. Take a deep breath. With some planning and adjusted expectations, your celebrations can still be… Continue Reading

Making Plans For Dementia

Did you know there is currently 47.5 million people living with dementia and by 2050 this number is estimated to triple, so we all should be aware on methods to manage the disease. Making A Financial Plan. Care for a dementia patient can be financially straining on both the individual and their family. You should consider creating a… Continue Reading

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