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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…

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…