What should you do when a stroke happens?

Would you know what to do if a loved one of yours had a stroke? The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T test as an easy way to identify the most common signs of stroke. Face – check their f...

What is an Aged Care Assessment?

Are you in the process of applying for a Home Care Package? Have you had your aged care assessment? Are you wondering what the Aged Care Assessment Team do and who they are?...

Tips for choosing the right aged care for you or your loved ones

Finding the best care for your loved one can be a difficult journey – for all of the family. Anecdotal evidence suggests – and many health care professionals agree – that when compared to reside...

Wendy Mitchell’s book provides inspiration to those living with dementia

Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease at 58 years of age. Her disease became obvious when she had a fall while jogging by the River Ouse in York, where she lives in th...

Younger people caring for their parents with dementia

The number of people living with dementia in Australia is continuing to rise. It’s estimated that 425,000 Australians currently live with dementia – that’s 250 Australians developing dementia ev...

Pets help the elderly, especially those receiving aged care…

The benefits of having a pet and pet therapy have been exhaustively studied for years and the conclusion is simple: pets are good for you, and especially if you are in aged care or receiving in-home c...

Your gut bacteria could influence whether you develop Alzheimer’s Disease

Did you know that there is a link between your intestinal bacteria and your chance of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease? New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that your i...

How can I avoid getting dementia?

Did you know? Almost half of 2,000 people surveyed by the BBC's Trust Me, I'm a Doctor program were keen to know 'How can I avoid dementia?' (49 per cent according to a ComRes poll conducted online A...

New blood test detects Alzheimer’s Disease with 90 per cent accuracy

Scientists from Australia and Japan have developed the world’s first accurate blood test for Alzheimer’s Disease that can detect the presence of the disease up to 30 years prior to symptoms showin...