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Dementia awareness month -September 2016

Health Issues And Aged Care | 16th September 2016

The purpose of Dementia Awareness Month is to encourage Australians to become dementia-aware, have a better understanding of what it is like for a person to live with dementia, and ultimately be encouraged to create communities where people with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. The […]

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This Week In Aged Care

Health Issues And Aged Care | 24th July 2014

Here are some of the aged care stories from the past week: Concern Over Future of Kiama Hospital – Kiama Independent The Kiama community are expecting huge changes in their hospital and health system after the hospital received an $8 million grant from the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund. This grant is to upgrade the current […]

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10 Most Common Challenge Illnesses We Face As We Age

Health Issues And Aged Care | 12th June 2014

Ageing in inevitable for all of us and as we, or our loved ones get older there are a range of different medical and physical challenged we face. We have created a list of the most common medical challenges individuals face as they age, not to alarm you, but to make you aware so that […]

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The Five Stages of Dementia

Health Issues And Aged Care | 12th June 2014

The term ‘Dementia’ is not descriptive of one disease as such, but rather an umbrella term for a variety of symptoms that may accompany or indicate a few different diseases or conditions. Put simply, Dementia covers any disease that causes an inability for the brain to hold old or new information (memory loss) resulting in […]

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Watching For Symptoms Of Depression

Health Issues And Aged Care | 12th June 2014

From the age of 65, most people will experience episodes of depression. This statistic rises even more when someone goes into care because dependency and disability can cause great emotional suffering in which depression is closely associated. What causes depression in older people? Factors such as psychological, biological, environmental and genetics are likely contributors to […]

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