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 […]

7 Ways to Minimise Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

There’s no denying that the pandemic that has been sweeping the globe is affecting us all. While most of our states and territories have contained the virus, there are still concerns of a second wave hitting Australia, particularly with the recent outbreak in Victoria. Older adults in particular may be concerned about the second wave […]

Split Priorities: 7 Ways to Manage Marriage & Caregiving

Caring for an elderly loved one is very rewarding, but there’s no denying that it can also be extremely stressful. So stressful, in fact, that full-time caregivers are at increased risk of depression and health problems. As such, it makes sense that caregiving can also seriously impact the relationship that a caregiver has with their […]

Colour & Contrast for People Living with Dementia

As we age, we typically experience changes to our eyes that affect vision and colour perception. This sight loss can occur as a result of several reasons, such as:  eye conditions, such as cataracts or macular degeneration other health conditions, such as stroke regular ageing of the eye The above are all different ways that a […]

Loneliness & The Elderly: How You Can Help

Everyone feels lonely sometimes, particularly at the moment, as our movements have been restricted for the last few months. We are all missing social interactions with family, friends and colleagues. However, the elderly in our community may be finding it even more difficult as they are more typically more vulnerable to feeling isolated and lonely. […]

Do I Need Formal Training to be a Family Caregiver?

There are more than 2.65 million carers in Australia, which means about 1 in 11 people in Australia are carers. While many of these family caregivers have not had formal training for the role, they often have to carry out a number of tasks that they have never done before. These tasks can be physically taxing, medically […]