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Parkinson’s – Every Victory Counts

Parkinson’s – Every Victory Counts

Every Victory Counts is a e-book by Monique Gitroux MD and Sierra Farris PA-C MPAS and by 40 leaarding Parkinson’s specialist contributors. It is about understanding Parkinson’s and improving the quality of your life by exploring new ways to live better with this...

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Nursing Home Checklist

Nursing Home Checklist

Choosing the best and most appropriate aged care option can be confusing. To help simplify things, we talked to industry professionals and aged care advocates about what to look for, what to avoid, and key issues to be aware of when searching for the best aged care...

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Aged Care Crisis

Aged Care Crisis

Here are reports into the current aged care crisis: Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia – March 2018 Community Managed Aged Care – March 2018 Inquiry into the Financial and tax practices of for-profit aged care providers –...

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Looking good and Feeling Great Ladies 50 and Over

Looking good and Feeling Great Ladies 50 and Over

Nina Bagnall has written this great ebook that explains about your body and how it operates so you can maintain better health. There is no reason why we cannot stay looking good, both inside and out; remain healthy; have vitality and energy, and keep a keen brain at...

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Laughter Yoga – Health Mindset

Laughter Yoga – Health Mindset

Certified laughter yoga teachers, Estelle and Jim Brodeur, run through a series of laughter yoga exercises. Why laughter yoga? Estelle explains, “When we laugh in a group with good eye contact, and a sense of child-like playfulness, then laughter becomes real and...

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Funny video about aging

Funny video about aging

With the timing of a professional comedian, this diminutive “little old lady” shines a very funny light on the foibles of aging, to the delight of an audience filled with senior-care experts.

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Personal Alarms – what to look for?

Personal Alarms – what to look for?

Personal alarms are safety devices that, when triggered, send an alert to a pre-set number of mobile phone numbers or a 24-hour monitoring service. We lab test and review the latest models, including watches and pendants, to help you find the best personal alarm for...

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Nutritional Needs of the Elderly

Nutritional Needs of the Elderly

Poor nutrition in older people is a major health problem. It is estimated that 30% of people aged 60 years or older, who live independently, suffer from some degree of malnutrition. These people tend to become sick more often and take longer to recover than those who...

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Memory Loss

Memory Loss

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.

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The Dementia Guide

The Dementia Guide

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...

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Working together to prevent falls at home

Working together to prevent falls at home

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...

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Understanding early diagnosis of dementia

Understanding early diagnosis of dementia

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...

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Cost of Aged Care

Cost of Aged Care

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...

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Checklist to assist aging parents – what to ask.

Checklist to assist aging parents – what to ask.

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...

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When does your parent need help?

When does your parent need help?

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...

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How does being alone impact seniors?

How does being alone impact seniors?

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...

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5 great recipes for seniors

5 great recipes for seniors

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...

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When should you stop driving? Older drivers safety

When should you stop driving? Older drivers safety

Many seniors are hestaint to hand over their keys as it gives them a sense of independence and freedom to be able to drive. However there are some aged related issues that make it less safe for you to drive. Cognition: When you drive, you need to integrate several...

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Does my parent have dementia?

Does my parent have dementia?

It is normal to forget things from time to time. We have all forgotten where we have parked our car. However, forgetting how to use the telephone, or find your way home are probably signs of a more serious memory problem, such as mild cognitive impairment, dementia or...

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How to set up a safe environment for aging parents?

How to set up a safe environment for aging parents?

We have found a guide that will assist you make simple, affordable changes you can make to support your elderly parents to continue living independently. Ninety-five percent of elderly people living at home say they want to stay out of a nursing home as long as...

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Why take a holistic approach to aged care

Why take a holistic approach to aged care

Plus, five ways health care professionals can implement patient-centred care with nursing home residents. Caring for the elderly requires two important aspects: firstly, taking a coordinated approach. This means geriatricians, GPs, nursing staff and other allied...

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Social and sexual issues in aged care

Social and sexual issues in aged care

Living in aged care does not spell an end to sexuality. Here’s how we help residents, nursing homes and families work together to address this often taboo subject. One of the most difficult things about moving into aged care is that people often think old age means...

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The right to your own GP in aged care and why it matters

The right to your own GP in aged care and why it matters

Here’s why GP visits are essential for patients with high medical needs, regardless of where they live. Plus, the general differences in care between hospitals and nursing homes. Most residents in aged care have complex medical, social, psychological and neurological...

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What you should know about advance care planning

What you should know about advance care planning

f you are helping move a parent or friend into palliative care or a nursing home, here are some key considerations about planning ahead. There’s no doubt helping a loved one navigate the later stages of life is a tumultuous time – particularly when it involves leaving...

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