Memory Loss is an e-book by Kirsty Clark. It covers understanding what is the causes and symptoms, how to prevent memory loss and to live to a healthy old age. This e-book is free to download.

The Dementia Guide is a publication from the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK. If you have recently been told you have dementia, this guide is for you. It could be any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia. Or it could be dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) or a less common … Read more

Working Together to Prevent Falls at Home by Philips Lifeline. To decrease your risk of a fall, it’s important to assess just how at risk you are.  What are the physical risks and hazards in and around the home, health and medicine. On average, one third of adults age 65 and older fall each year 1* … Read more

This e-book gives staff who work with people with dementia some great tips and guidance on how to support these patients. By understanding more about dementia and how it can affect individuals who may feel isolated  feel valued and you can also help other appreciate the impact of this condition. You can download this free e-book … Read more

Focusing on a faster way to determine cognitive impairment so that we can work quickly to help patients and their families. The rates of dementia diagnosis in Australia are on the rise – in fact, it’s thought there will be more than 500,000 people with dementia by 2025 and over a million by 2056, according … Read more

Aged care services in Australia are means tested. In effect, that means that users are expected to pay a portion of their care costs – including low-wealth individuals and full and part pensioners. So what are the real aged care costs for a pensioner, what subsidies are available, and what key information should you keep … Read more

If your parents are still healthy and active, use this checklist of questions to help you prepare for a time when they may depend on you more. So your parents are getting into their 70s and 80s and you still haven’t discussed how they want to live when it is clear that they need assistance. … Read more

It is a hard time when your parent’s health starts to decline. It is often difficult to determine when they need assistance. Here is a list of some of the signs that it might be time to get them some help. Checklist of signs that you need to watch for: Difficulty walking — unsteady when … Read more

The current drive to help older people live at home for longer may be creating higher levels of isolation and loneliness for them. The emotional wellbeing of our seniors is a sensative issue. We know statiscally after the loss of a partner there is a higher mortality rate. Nobody wants to be alone. Unfortunately for many … Read more

Many different factors make it difficult for seniors to eat well — from changing taste buds to a lack of interest in cooking, to medication side effects. On top of that, older adults have different nutritional requirements. Though they need fewer calories, they need more B vitamins, calcium, protein, and other nutrients. We’ve put together a list of  5 … Read more