Tips for Caregiving Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on people across the world. As the virus continues to spread, we’re seeing unprecedented changes being made in Australia that will significantly alter how we live our daily lives for the time being. For caregivers, this may be a particularly tough time as we start to worry about the […]

8 Common Early Signs of Dementia

Dementia is not one specific disease. The term ‘Dementia’ describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders that affect the brain. A person living with Dementia may experience difficulty thinking, behavioural changes, and a loss of ability to perform everyday tasks. Deterioration of the brain is natural as we age, and older adults […]

Balancing Working & Caregiving: How Employers Can Help Their Employees

Often, caregivers take on the carer role while they are still working, whether full time or part-time. In many cases, people who find themselves in this situation like to keep their two roles separate. They may worry that their employers think they are too distracted to do well at work, or they may just simply […]

Tips for Organising an Outing for Someone With Dementia

For a person living with Dementia, getting out of the house and into a public place is important for their quality of life. Going outdoors gives us exposure to Vitamin D, which is vital for building strong bones and muscles. Being out in the daylight is also effective in regulating the body clock, which can […]

The 5 First Steps of Caregiving: For New Caregivers

Caregiving is a rewarding yet challenging role. There are many things to consider before, during, and after the decision to care for an elderly relative or loved one. Sometimes the first step is the hardest. You may have recently realised that an elderly loved one has slowly declined in their abilities to the point where […]

How Pet Therapy Can Benefit those Living With Dementia

There are many health benefits of owning a pet. When people get regular activity from walking or playing with pets, they often find that their physical health improves as their blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels all decrease. Pets can also help with our emotional wellbeing by reducing loneliness and depression by having a […]

6 Most Common Responsibilities of Caregivers

The roles and responsibilities of a caregiver vary depending on a number of factors, such as the relationship that they have with the person in their care, the level of support that is needed, and whether or not the person has other carers. Family caregivers will typically provide in-home care and help with non-medical issues. […]

7 Ways to Make a Home Safer for Someone with Dementia

If you are living with or caring for a person with Dementia, it’s important to know how the layout of their home can impact them. A person with Dementia will typically have a number of symptoms, such as memory loss, confusion and difficulty learning new things. This can lead to them forgetting where they are (even […]