Dispelling Dementia Myths: People with Dementia Become Like Children

Do people with Dementia become like children? This myth has stemmed from the fact that many of the behaviours associated with Dementia are similar to those exhibited by young children. A person with Dementia may experience a range of symptoms, including mood swings, irrational behaviour, forgetfulness, and problems with vocabulary. These behaviours are also common in children, […]

End of Life Caregiving: Providing Palliative Care At Home

From Sunday 24th of May to Saturday 30 May, it’s National Palliative Care Week in Australia. This is an annual occasion organised by Palliative Care Australia and supported by the Department of Health, to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community. Palliative care is something that can be offered at any […]

Is it Safe to Visit Older Relatives Now that COVID Restrictions Have Eased?

Last week, there were numerous announcements from the Prime Minister and State Premiers detailing how coronavirus restrictions will be eased across Australia. The National Cabinet has outlined a three-step plan to relax restrictions across the next few months, and by July, it is hoped that across the whole country, people will be able to return to work and […]

Mindful In May: How Meditation Can Benefit Older Adults

Mindful in May is the world’s largest online mindfulness fundraising campaign. Running for the entire month of May, the idea behind the concept is simple: to provide education, tools and support for meditation practice. Research has shown that it only takes 10 minutes of meditation a day to see substantial positive benefits. For older adults, […]

How to Care for Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It has been weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia, bringing with it unprecedented changes to the daily lives of everyone in the country. It is well documented that the risks of health complications associated with COVID-19 are much higher for those over the age of 70, and those with an underlying medical condition. This […]

How to Balance Work and Caregiving

We recently wrote an article with information about how employers can help their employees that are also caregivers. But, how do caregivers best manage both roles? No matter how understanding and accommodating an employer is, it can be difficult for caregivers to find a balance between these two important roles. Working caregivers can often feel […]

Eating & Drinking: A Guide for Dementia Caregivers

Having a healthy and balanced diet is important for both our physical and mental health. If we don’t eat and drink enough, or enough of the right things, our bodies are likely to experience negative effects, such as dehydration, weight loss, and constipation. Someone with dementia may find these health problems particularly difficult as health […]

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 […]