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Together we can ensure no one faces dementia alone

Together we can ensure no one faces dementia alone

Dementia Action Week encourages Australians to become well informed about the struggles, as well as the highlights of dementia throughout September to ensure that people living with the condition feel less isolated and alone. Alongside this enlightening week, today is also world Alzheimer’s Day. World Alzheimer’s Day highlights the need for all of us to reach out to people with…

Happy feet – looking after your feet

Happy feet – looking after your feet

After your feet have carried you millions of kilometres through your life, they can eventually wear down. Taking good care of your feet as you age is good for your foot health as it helps you stay active and mobile.   The following information provided by the Australian Podiatry Association, shows there are ways to keep your feet healthy as…

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…

Stay healthy this summer

Stay healthy this summer

We live in a sunburnt country where hot days and heatwaves can stress our bodies. With hot summers likely to continue, the information provided by HealthDirect Australia shows you how to stay cool and hydrated during the warmer months and what to do if you start to feel unwell.   Tips to help you stay well during hot weather  …

Easy Christmas Pudding

Easy Christmas Pudding

Ingredients   1 cup raisins 1 cup sultanas 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup finely grated butter (about 115g) 1 cup fresh brown breadcrumbs (from around 4 thick slices of bread) 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup mixed nuts, chopped plus extra to decorate 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground mixed spice 1 cup milk 1 large egg butter,…

Home care – helping the whole family

Home care – helping the whole family

  We chatted with Mary Butterworth, whose mother Julie is a Southern Plus home care client, to find out about the benefits of home care for not only the recipient but also for their loved ones.   Julie Butterworth is 89 and lives independently at home in Myaree. Happily married to husband Bill for more than 40 years, they lived…