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Mental & Physical Effects of Being a Family Carer in Sydney, NSW
Mental & Physical Effects of Being a Family Carer in Sydney, NSW
By Samantha Cochineas, 9:00 am on April 22, 2020

The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates 2.65 million adults provide care for senior loved ones. When surveyed, 70 percent of these individuals said they did so because they felt it was a family responsibility. Others care for their ageing loved ones to save money or because of a lack of resources. No matter the reasons, being a family carer can…

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Can I Lower the Risk of Coronavirus for My Elderly Loved One in Sydney, NSW
Can I Lower the Risk of Coronavirus for My Elderly Loved One in Sydney, NSW
By Samantha Cochineas, 9:00 am on April 8, 2020

According to stats reported by Australia’s Department of Health, the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Australia is on the low side compared to some of the “hot spots” around the world. Even so, it’s important to consider how family carers can reduce their risk of being exposed to the virus, especially since it can be dangerous for older adults….

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Change in Sensory Functions with Age in Sydney, NSW
Change in Sensory Functions with Age in Sydney, NSW
By Samantha Cochineas, 9:00 am on March 18, 2020

The changes in senses that accompany ageing make it challenging to maintain independence. However, there are healthy habits and strategies your senior loved one can adopt to manage those differences, including vision and hearing loss, which are the most noticeable changes. Continue reading to learn about changes in senses in the senior years and how to handle each issue. Vision…

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Ways to Address Sleep Issues Related to Alzheimer’s in Sydney, NSW
Ways to Address Sleep Issues Related to Alzheimer’s in Sydney, NSW
By Samantha Cochineas, 9:00 am on March 4, 2020

According to Dementia Australia, brain-related damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can affect the body’s biological clock and contribute to sleep issues. If you’re providing care to a senior loved one with this common form of dementia, your loved one may reach a point where he or she is no longer getting high-quality sleep. While every situation is different, there…

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Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults in Sydney, NSW
Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults in Sydney, NSW
By Samantha Cochineas, 9:00 am on February 19, 2020

Exercise is vital for older adults because it keeps them in good mental and physical shape, but the type of workout routines ageing adults take on should be based on their strengths and their doctors’ recommendations. Failing to follow physical activity guidelines could put your senior loved one’s safety and health in jeopardy. Continue reading to learn about a few…

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What are the Healthy Lunch Choices for Seniors in Sydney, NSW
What are the Healthy Lunch Choices for Seniors in Sydney, NSW
By Samantha Cochineas, 9:00 am on February 5, 2020

Coming up with lunch ideas for seniors can be challenging. After all, you need to try to find appealing ways to help your senior loved one avoid processed meats and other types of food that tend to be used for lunches. These lunch options are all healthy and simple to make so you always have something exciting to serve your…

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Causes Diabetes in Seniors in Sydney, NSW
Causes Diabetes in Seniors in Sydney, NSW
By Samantha Cochineas, 9:00 am on January 22, 2020

Each year, a large number of seniors over the age of 60 are diagnosed with diabetes, a condition that could lead to serious health problems as well as death. However, diabetes is a manageable and often preventable condition. Continue reading to learn about diabetes, including how it impacts older adults and ways your ageing loved one can prevent the disease….

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Tips Seniors Benefit from Living at Home in Sydney, NSW
Tips Seniors Benefit from Living at Home in Sydney, NSW
By Samantha Cochineas, 9:00 am on January 8, 2020

One of the biggest decisions seniors face is where to live as they grow older. While there are multiple options available, your ageing loved one may choose to age in place. These five benefits make it clear why choosing this living arrangement helps seniors as they navigate through the next phase of life. 1. Respect Your Loved One’s Wishes Your…

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Ways to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease in Seniors in Sydney, NSW
Ways to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease in Seniors in Sydney, NSW
By Samantha Cochineas, 9:00 am on December 18, 2019

The risk of heart disease rises as people age. Risk factors such as genetics and family history cannot be changed, but modifying certain lifestyle habits and getting regular checkups can lower the risk. Here are some tips to reduce your senior loved one’s risk for cardiovascular disease. Discourage Smoking Cigarette smoking is a modifiable risk factor for heart disease. It…

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Things Family Carers Do for Their Senior Loved Ones in Sydney, NSW
Things Family Carers Do for Their Senior Loved Ones in Sydney, NSW
By Samantha Cochineas, 9:00 am on December 4, 2019

According to Careers Australia, nearly 3 million Australians act as primary family carers by providing informal assistance to loved ones. If you’re preparing to provide care for an elderly loved one, it can be helpful to get a better idea of what to expect. Here are six things you’ll likely need to do when assuming your role as a family…

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