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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…

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’…

Research focuses on ways to deal with chronic pain

Research focuses on ways to deal with chronic pain

  Dr. Natalie Morellini is the University of Notre Dame Australia’s first post-doctoral fellow in pain medicine. She is researching complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) under the direction of the Churack Chair, Professor Eric Visser. Dr. Morellini is working with Professors Peter Drummond and Philip Finch from Murdoch University.   Dr. Morellini’s research focuses on people with severe injuries who…

Caring for the carers

Caring for the carers

  To be an effective carer, it is important to look after your own health and well-being. This helps you to have the energy and strength required for your vital role.   If you have found yourself saying no to social events, not getting enough exercise or losing touch with your own sense of well-being because you are a carer…

Waiting for home care doesn’t make sense

Waiting for home care doesn’t make sense

  The national home care waitlist – how it works   The Government funds a limited number of Home Care Package (HCP) places in Western Australia.  The national waitlist has received a lot of criticism by the aged care sector, consumers and medical professions.  However, there are some options that you may not have considered or even realised are available…