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Wandering: What People with Dementia are Really Trying to Tell You

“Wandering” is a controversial word when it comes to dementia. Why so? It’s common for health professionals and family carers to refer to “wandering” as a symptom of their condition but some dementia advocates, as well as people living with dementia,  do not like the term. And perhaps rightly so. They may even go as far... Read More

What would happen if you have an unannounced visit tomorrow?

We all have a vested interest in aged care.  Whether the recommendations of the Royal Commission are sound and implemented will answer the vital Four Corners question Who Cares? From 1 July 2018, residential aged care homes are no longer given notice of the date of their AACQA re-accreditation audit.  Under a crackdown by the... Read More

Retirement Villages: Read between the lines

“Supporting seniors to make more informed decisions is undoubtedly the way forward”. In Australia, there are approximately 180,000 seniors calling a retirement village home (Retirement Living, 2013). Residents occupying the villages are on average older than a decade ago with 95 per cent of residents now over the age of 65 years (McCrindle, 2013). The... Read More
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