World Cancer Day 2019 – “I am and I will”

World Cancer Day 2019 – “I am and I will”

  Every year on February 4, World Cancer Day empowers communities across the world to show support and raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.   The campaign theme for World Cancer Day 2019 is ‘I Am and I Will’. Regardless of who you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for…

Benefits of exercise physiology

Benefits of exercise physiology

Exercise physiology is medical science that uses exercise to treat health conditions. It is proven that exercising and starting to move more can help improve any health condition with benefits including lifting your mood, improving memory, regulating blood sugar, enhancing circulation, helping prevent falls, strengthening your heart health, lungs and protects your joints and bones and can even increase your…

Beat the heat this summer

Beat the heat this summer

  In the hot weather, you need to take care of your health. Western Australia can experience long periods of extreme heat, where the maximum and minimum temperatures are much hotter than usual. The WA Department of Health advises people to follow the following information to stay safe as the weather heats up. How can you plan ahead for the…

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…

Living well with Arthritis

Living well with Arthritis

1 in 6 Australians have arthritis. That’s approximately 4 million people.   Do your joints ache more than they used to? Have you noticed inflammation in your hands, feet or back? These are all symptoms of arthritis. You can live well with arthritis. Exercise and healthy living is key to managing this common condition for seniors. What is arthritis? Arthritis…

Spring cleaning tips for your home

Spring cleaning tips for your home

  Now that the rain has cleared up and spring is in the air, it is the perfect time for spring cleaning!   Spring is the time to clear out your wardrobe, clean out the garage or get up to speed with the gardening; however caring for a home takes a great deal of time and energy which can become…

Staying healthy in winter

Staying healthy in winter

While the cooler weather is often a welcome change for all of us after the warmer summer months, the change in climate can present health risks especially for older people.   The following tips prepared by the WA Department of Health offer some great advice for staying healthy during the winter months.   Preventing colds and flu Colds and flu…

Preparing for summer

Preparing for summer

  During summer we are all at risk of dehydration. However, if you are older you are at more risk of severe heat stress and dehydration. As this week marks the first days of summer, there are a few important tips to be conscious of as the temperature increases. During a heatwave it is vital to monitor fluid intake, so…

Stress – Do you know what it is doing?

Stress – Do you know what it is doing?

  In today’s fast-paced world, where we might be juggling multiple demands, it’s easy to come under stress. In the right situation it can be positive, providing the motivation, drive and energy to perform at our peak. But if the body can’t switch off its response to stress, there can be negative consequences.   As we get older, coping with…

Chronic Headaches and Migraines

Chronic Headaches and Migraines

Leading pain management expert, Professor Visser from the Churack Chair of Pain Education and Research, University of Notre Dame Australia, explains what is the cause of chronic migraines and headaches and what can be done to alleviate the associated pain. What are chronic daily headaches? Chronic daily headache (CDH) is defined as having a headache for most of the day,…