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4 Exercises from Positive Psychology to Boost Your Happiness

All of us have experienced times when a dark cloud just seems to be following us around. No matter what you do, it just seems that you can’t seem to shake off that feeling of negativity. While we don’t want to minimize the value of medication for those who experience this on a daily basis,... Read More

‘Living Apart Together’: The New Trend in the Over 60’s

‘Grey divorce’ as it’s termed is increasing in Australia – that is, divorces in older couples that have previously been in long-lasting marriages. The Australia Bureau of Statistics have shown that the age of divorcees is at a record high. Couples sometimes simply drift apart and start thinking about what they’ll be doing for the... Read More

‘Love Your Bones’ to Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affect more than one million people across Australia. Osteoporosis is a condition where a person’s bones become weak and brittle, often resulting in an increased risk of breaks and fractures. Healthy bones are made up of minerals – calcium being the one people are more familiar with. And when the body loses calcium faster... Read More
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‘We eat with our eyes’: getting food right in aged care

  It’s a common situation we see all too often in aged care facilities: a resident doesn’t want to eat their meal. The person may not be able to communicate why they don’t want to eat, they may not like the meal, or the food may be too difficult for them to eat. They may... Read More

‘Prehabilitation’ boosts recovery for older surgery patients

Older adults about to undergo elective surgery should undertake a sustained programme of targeted exercise beforehand, new research suggests. Read More

“Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds”: The Importance of Inter-Generational Engagement for the Elderly

The 2017 UK reality show “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds,” it turns out, is more than just a tender-hearted reality show. In fact,what takes place within this UK reality show in a St. Monica Trust home as a significant social experiment. The results are impacting the direction the elderly care industry is taking in order... Read More
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“In helping the elderly, are we helping them into helplessness?”

Does how we treat our elders change the way they age? If we treat them like they are weak – does it end up making them so? Turn Back the Clock is a four-part documentary, which premiered at the end of 2016, that challenges how people perceive older people as “fragile” and “helpless”. And more... Read More

 Medicated and Motivated – NOT! Questioning the abusive practice of chemical restraint

This is the first appendix to Leah Bisiani’s article “Understanding the Unequivocal Rights of People Living with Dementia: Express Yourself with Behavioural Expression”. Elder abuse is one of the vilest indicators of ageist discrimination within our current civilization. Whilst the concealed ignominy of elder abuse has grown in visibility, it remains an area that is poorly examined... Read More

“People are living longer and healthier: it’s good news”: Scott Morrison

The Treasurer Scott Morrison has encouraged Australians to remain “aspirational” as they grow older, but said the risks posed by an ageing population must be carefully managed. “Aspiration has no age limit,” Mr Morrison said at the Criterion Conference Aged Care Reform After the 2018 Federal Budget. Aspiration “doesn’t grind to a halt when we... Read More
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Aged care facility was “woefully ill-prepared” for resident’s death

  The aged care facility where Kate Davis’s mother lived was not equipped to cope with the resident’s death, the royal commission has heard. This week the royal commission is examining the interfaces between the health system and aged care system and access to specialist services, such as palliative care. Ms Davis told the royal... Read More

Pain is Often Unrecognised and Untreated in Aged Care

Residents in aged care often live with various medical conditions. While many have dementia, others have heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and other medical conditions that need treatment and management. Regardless, aged care residents are often frail, vulnerable and struggling with pain. However, pain is frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated in the elderly and this problem is... Read More

Is 6 minutes long enough for staff to get each resident ready in the morning?

One claim we have heard lately is that staff working in aged care have only five or six minutes in the morning on average to prepare residents before breakfast. In that time they must shower, dry, dress, and toilet residents, and help them make their way to the dining room. Can this possibly be true? We spoke... Read More
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