Senior winter fire safety: what you need to know

As the weather cools down, now is the time that we start reaching for our electric blankets and pulling our heaters out of storage. While it’s important to stay warm in winter, we also need to make sure that we stay safe – and help protect our loved ones – from fires and burns. According […]

Dementia and Wandering

Wandering is quite common amongst people living with dementia. While it is not a problem in itself (walking is great exercise with lots of mental health benefits) it can be worrying for carers and family members – especially if the person wanders to an unknown place and can’t find their way home. Common reasons for […]

Why respite care matters

Caring for someone living with dementia is one of the most valuable unpaid jobs you can do. It can also be a tiring, stressful and overwhelming task, especially towards the end stage of the disease. If you don’t regularly take time out from your caring responsibilities, you may develop burnout: a state of emotional, mental […]

Outstanding dementia care changes Perry’s life

Jim and Perry have been good mates since they were young. They went to school together, stayed in touch over the years, and shared many good times together. But in recent years, their friendship has taken a different turn. Jim is now helping to care for Perry, who is living with dementia. Perry was diagnosed […]

Dementia and Anxiety

Anxiety is a common experience for people who are living with dementia. While some people may be able to share their feelings with their loved ones, for others, it may be difficult to express their concerns or even recognise that they are worried about something. In these cases, it is important that carers, family members […]

Summer activities for people with dementia

Summer activities for people with dementia The warm weather is a great opportunity for people living with dementia to engage in activities they enjoy – as long as you stay safe and take the proper precautions when it comes to sun safety. Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas to get you thinking! [...]

How to have a dementia-friendly Christmas

How to have a dementia-friendly Christmas Getting the family together at Christmas time can be one of life’s great joys, but it can also present some difficulties for people living with dementia. The noise, extra people or change in routine can be an overwhelming experience and may cause additional anxiety. It is important to consider […]

6 Dementia Blogs Worth Reading

6 Dementia Blogs and Websites Worth Reading If you live with or care for someone with dementia, it helps to know you are not alone. We’ve complied a list of our top 6 dementia blogs and websites that offer support for people with dementia, their carers and those struggling with mental health. Here’s our top [...]

Dementia care during COVID-19: tips for carers

Dementia care during COVID-19: tips for carers COVID-19 has brought plenty of uncertainty and unexpected disruption to our daily lives. This is hard for everyone, but it can be especially challenging for people who are living with dementia. According to Alzheimer Europe, some of the issues people with dementia may struggle with during the pandemic [...]

Strategies You Can Use To Better Cope With Caring For A Parent With Dementia At Home

Looking after an older adult with frailty is a challenge, but a dementia patient is even more difficult. Progressive cognitive decline often means that the person you’re caring for can’t make decisions that are in their best interests. In advanced cases, many people can’t make any decisions for themselves at all. You are always on [...]

The new technologies to keep dementia patients out of nursing homes for longer

Dementia is an incredibly destructive and heartbreaking disease. Watching someone you love, slowly lose their ability to remember things, to remember you, to talk, to walk and the fear of having to lose your independent relative to the thralls of a nursing home. In the early stages of dementia, there is often only incredibly mild […]

Coming Together for Christmas: Advice for Friends and Family Of People with Dementia

Dementia is one of the most common conditions among older people in Australia. The most recent statistics indicate that dementia rates are rising, with almost 450,000 people living with dementia in Australia in 2019. For many of us, Christmas is a highlight, but if you suffer from dementia, you have relatives with dementia, or you’re […]

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