4 Ways to Help Overcome Elderly Depression

In our last blog, we discussed some of the main health challenges of ageing. Depression was one of those key challenges. It is thought that between 10 and 15 per cent of older people in Australia experience depression. There are a number of things that older adults can do to overcome depression. While medication and psychotherapy […]

The Pros and Cons of Living with the Person You Care For

According to a 2018 study conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the likelihood of older adults living alone increased with age. 39% of people aged 65–74 lived alone, with this number rising to 40% of 75–84 year olds, and 51% of those aged over 85. For caregivers, looking after a relative who […]

3 Steps to Early-Stage Dementia Caregiving

In the early stages of dementia many people will still function independently. For example, they will likely still be able to drive, socialise, and perhaps even work. At this stage of dementia, the role of the caregiver is to provide companionship and support to the person, as well as to help them with future planning. […]

Dementia and Alzheimer’s: What Are the Differences?

People often get confused between the terms ‘dementia’ and ‘Alzheimer’s disease,’ with many thinking that these are interchangeable terms. However, while Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, there are many other different types of dementia that arise from a different cause. The Difference Between the Terms Dementia: Dementia is an umbrella term that is […]

Assisted Living or In-Home Care? 3 Things to Consider

Choosing between assisted living and in-home care can be a tough decision for older people and their families. The choice will ultimately come down to a number of factors, dependant on the unique circumstances of the older adult. In-home care is when seniors stay in their own home with formal or informal caregivers who assist […]

How to Help Prevent Falls at Home for Older People

A report titled ‘Trends In Hospitalised Injury Due To Falls In Older People’ found that around 125,000 people aged 65 and over were seriously injured due to a fall in 2016–17. The most common injuries sustained were to the head (26%), and hip and thigh (22%). It has been estimated that at least one-third of […]

Caregiving Through The 5 Stages of Ageing

Getting old doesn’t happen overnight; it’s a long process that takes years. During this process, we experience age-related changes, and 70% of people will need some form of long-term care throughout the stages of ageing. There are a number of age-related changes that we may face as we enter our later years. Many older adults find […]