30 Dementia Facts for Dementia Awareness Month 2020

September is traditionally Dementia Awareness month. We know that many people don’t fully understand what dementia is and how it affects those living with it. As such, we put together a Dementia Fact a day for Dementia Awareness Month. Read them all below.  Dementia Fact 1: Dementia is not a normal part of the ageing […]

Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease: Is it Genetic?

Alzheimer’s disease attacks the brain, primarily damaging cells that impact memory and thinking. For decades, medical scientists have been studying Alzheimer’s disease. While there is still no cure, much research has been conducted into the causes of the disease. Now, we are more aware of how genetics impact a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, […]

How Exercise is Beneficial for People Living with Dementia

We all know that regular physical exercise is good for us. It helps control our weight, reduces the risk of certain diseases, improves our overall mental health and mood and strengthens our bones and muscles. Physical exercise also helps our brains by maintaining good blood flow to the brain, which can encourage new brain cell […]

How Caregiving Positively Impacts the Caregiver

We often talk about how difficult caregiving is, and we are all too aware of all the personal sacrifices that caregivers make to care for their loved one. While caregiving is undeniably a challenging role, it can be extremely beneficial for the caregiver. On the whole, caregivers are balanced, considerate and thoughtful people. In some […]

How Ageing Changes the Musculoskeletal System

Certain age-related changes, such as greying hair and wrinkles are unavoidable. We also know that as we age, we experience changes to muscles, bones and joints. While we once thought that these changes were also inevitable, research has shown that many factors associated with physical ageing are as a result of inactivity and can be […]

6 Ways for Older Adults to Stimulate Their Brain (Even in Lockdown!)

For the best part of 2020, most of us have been home a lot more than usual. Even though things are returning to some sense of normality for some states and territories across Australia, many of us are still feeling the impact of the pandemic, particularly older adults, who have been advised to be extra […]