Physical exercise and dementia

Physical exercise and dementia

Physical exercise is essential for maintaining good blood flow to the brain and may encourage new brain cell growth and survival, according to experts from Dementia Australia. The information below provided by Dementia Australia outlines the role that physical exercise can play in reducing the risk of developing dementia and the benefits it offers to people with dementia. It is…

Leading the way in dementia-specific care

Leading the way in dementia-specific care

  Southern Plus East Fremantle is leading the way with the very best in dementia-specific care offering dementia-friendly residential aged care combined with exceptional memory support services.   In addition to the nurses and care teams who provide 24/7 care and support, the highly-trained dementia specialists work with residents, families, and staff to create individualised dementia care plans, reflecting residents’…

Protecting against dementia with exercise

Protecting against dementia with exercise

  Physical exercise is essential for maintaining good blood flow to the brain and may encourage new brain cell growth and survival.   Rejane Le Grange, SCC’s Dementia Services Manager said physical exercise is an important component of a care plan for clients living with dementia   “As part of our commitment to the overall health and wellbeing of our…

Living with dementia series: what dementia feels like

Living with dementia series: what dementia feels like

By Rejáne Le Grange, Dementia Services Manager   Think about the skills you use every day to look after yourself, your family and to be successful at your job or your community responsibilities.   Now imagine a day where everything goes wrong. Things break, financial demands suddenly seem to increase, you don’t feel as well, extra tasks that are given…

Caring for a loved one with dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia

  Caring for a loved one living with dementia can be a wonderfully fulfilling experience however it can bring about many challenges. The role of a carer can place significant physical and mental strain which can impact your health and therefore your ability to look after another person. To be an effective caregiver, you must first care for yourself. If you…

Dementia Services Team Reflect on Dementia Action Week

Dementia Services Team Reflect on Dementia Action Week

  Dementia Action Week runs from the 16th – 22nd of September challenging our community’s perceptions around people living with dementia.   Dementia Australia asks “Dementia Doesn’t Discriminate. Do you?”   Southern Cross Care’s Dementia Services Team Manager Rejane Le Grange first-hand experiences with clients and families is that many people feel awkward around a person with dementia, and find it…

What is dementia?

What is dementia?

What is dementia? Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a number of illnesses that affect the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia causes a progressive decline in a person’s functioning and affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks.   Who gets dementia? Dementia can happen to anybody, but it…

10 Foods That Can Help Fight Dementia

10 Foods That Can Help Fight Dementia

  In one of our previous blogs, we discussed the benefits of a Mediterranean diet for rheumatoid arthritis. The good news is that researchers have also found that the Mediterranean diet can also help protect you against dementia.   Extra-virgin, cold pressed olive oil is a key aspect of the Mediterranean diet which is also high in fruits, vegetables, legumes…

Celebrating Christmas with dementia

Celebrating Christmas with dementia

  Christmas is just around the corner and caring for people with dementia around this time can be challenging, however with the appropriate dementia care strategies in place, you and your loved ones can enjoy the festive season. Our Dementia Services Manager, Rejane Le Grange, has some tips to ensure your family has a merry Christmas, and dementia doesn’t need…