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The Importance of Self-Care for Family Carers

As a family carer, use these 10 self-care strategies to take care of yourself, so you can provide the best support and care for your loved one ageing in place. Love is the first ingredient in a…

What is In Home Care, and How Can it Help my Loved One?

Taking care of a loved one is a time-honoured tradition that most people consider to be their duty and responsibility. Unfortunately, due to longer life spans and a rapidly ageing population, fami…

Recognise These 12 Early Signs of Dementia

What are The Earliest Signs of Dementia? When it comes to care for the elderly, it can be hard to decipher the difference between natural memory loss from ageing and early signs of dementia. Ho…

How to Spot the Early Signs of Parkinson’s in Your Loved One

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects everyone differently; symptoms generally develop slowly over years, manifesting themselves differently from one person to the next. No two …

What Causes High Cholesterol and What Should We Do About it?

What is the connection between high cholesterol and heart disease? It seems that every other commercial on TV promotes a new miracle cholesterol-smashing solution. But what does science and experi…

Vascular Dementia: An Overview, Treatment, and Prevention

What is Vascular Dementia? Vascular dementia is the broad term for dementia associated with problems of circulation of blood to the brain.  Inadequate blood flow can damage and eventually …

Using Validation Theory with Dementia: Accepting Your Loved One’s Reality Without Lying

Dementia can be stressful and anxiety-provoking for the individual and their family.  There is no cure for dementia, nor is there a viable treatment to reverse the process, however there are great…

The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Yoga is for everybody. That means for every type of body as well as at any age! At its core, it is the art and science of healthy living that brings the mind and body into alignment.  The wor…

Pureed Food is an Appetising Solution if Chewing or Swallowing is Hard

Medical conditions and frailty explain why millions of elderly people face issues swallowing their food and require a soft food diet. If you’re the nurse at home and ‘head chef’ for a loved one…

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