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…

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…

Southern Plus East Fremantle – The best in clinical aged care

Southern Plus East Fremantle – The best in clinical aged care

At Southern Plus East Fremantle, our clients’ health, well-being and happiness is our highest priority, so we are committed to providing exceptional clinical care in a welcoming, home-like environment.   Errol Turner, Southern Cross Care CEO, said the team at Southern Plus East Fremantle had the clinical expertise to care for all residents regardless of their care needs. “Our dedicated, compassionate…