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 […]

8 Tips to Managing Your Finances as a Caregiver

It is important for everyone to prepare financially for the future. However, often as caregivers, we are so focused on looking after our loved one’s health and emotional needs that our own finances are pushed to the side. While this may work for a while, neglecting to look after finances can have serious consequences. If […]

Pet Ownership After a Dementia Diagnosis

Pets are proven to improve their owner’s overall wellbeing by reducing feelings of stress and loneliness. For those living with dementia, pets can be even more valuable. Studies have shown that pets can improve the health of those living with dementia while simultaneously providing them with companionship. We’ve previously written a blog about how pet […]

Noise Levels & Dementia: Creating a Safe Environment

For a person living with dementia, hearing is often the sense that has the most significant impact in terms of their quality of living. This reason for this is that dementia can impact how a person perceives external stimuli, such as noise and light. In addition, hearing is linked to balance, which means a person […]

Ageing in Place: Important Things to Consider

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety found that Australians of all ages would prefer to live independently at home for longer during their retirement years, rather than enter an aged care facility. The research also shows that there is a lack of community awareness around the aged care sector. As such, Australians […]

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, […]