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...

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...

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...

Dementia and the festive season – tips for families

While the festive season is generally a very happy time to relax and reflect on the year which has past, it can often be fraught with emotion and family issues can be brought to the surface. For famil...

Safe and fun activities for those living with dementia

For a person living with dementia, the need for a good quality of life, full of activities and engagement does not diminish. There are many safe and rewarding activities which people living with demen...

Dementia, loneliness and becoming re-engaged with society

Loneliness can be crippling at any stage of life, but can be very pronounced as we begin to age. Encouraging people to become involved in local networks and social groups is becoming key to ensuring o...

Top eight iPad apps to support people with dementia

Tablets and touchscreen devices such as iPads are very useful in helping people with dementia engage with their community. iPads are tactile, versatile and very simple to use and the apps make it easy...

Keeping your brain fit to ward off dementia…

While we are bombarded with messages to keep our bodies fit, keeping our brain fit is also very important as we age. Researchers at Stanford University in the United States found that memory loss can ...