Category: Alzheimer’s & dementia
Alzheimer's & dementia
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HelloCare Mail
HelloCare Mail Oct 20, 2017

Dementia Through the Eyes of Youth

When a person has dementia, a whole family is impacted. Families are living with dementia, and often there are children within these families. Children of a person with dementia, grandchildren, nieces and nephews or even children of a significant relationship to the person with dementia. Over 400,000 people are diagnosed with dementia, and a large portion of these people have children in their lives. If these 400,000 people with dementia, each of them have a relationship with four...
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HelloCare Mail
HelloCare Mail Oct 19, 2017

Life Before Death with Lewy Body Dementia

Trevor Crosby has Lewy Body dementia. But he wants to show people, that “you can live well with dementia”. Lewy Body dementia is one of the lesser knows kinds of Dementia, and is also known as DLB. Abnormal clumps of protein, known as Lewy bodies, develop in the main part of the brain, the cortex, which results in dementia. Lewy bodies can only be identified by examination of brain tissue after death, so there is no way of testing their presence...
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HelloCare Mail
HelloCare Mail Oct 19, 2017

Risk, Rights and Autonomy: Is Aged Care Doing It Well?

People living with dementia are a growing sector of the ageing community. With the majority of aged care residents living in care diagnosed with some form of cognitive impairment - the risk, rights and autonomy of residents is a complicated issue for them, the staff and their families. So it was fitting that at Dementia Australia's “Be the change” conference, this was the topic of the panel discussion. Facilitated by Dr Susan Koch, the panel spoke about anything and everything when it...
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Freedom Aged Care
Freedom Aged Care Nov 10, 2017

New Survey Reveals Aussies’ Attitudes to Ageing

Ageing is inevitable, but humankind’s perspective on its own mortality is an ever-changing variable.   Aged care provider Freedom Aged Care has shared its results from a quantitative survey conducted to bring insight into how everyday Australians across six different age groups value life and the process of ageing. When does “old age” start? The concept of old age proved subjective with results finding no definitive number representing old age. As the surveyed participants ages inclined, so did the perception...
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HelloCare Mail
HelloCare Mail Oct 18, 2017

What is ‘Resilience’ in Terms of Alzheimer’s Disease?

“Dementia” is an impairment in a person's ability to “mentate” (thus, de-mentia) “Mentation” can involve memory, planning, and placing actions in the right sequence. So when a person has dementia symptoms, it means that they are unable to do this, in one way or another.   Dementia is personal for Dr Sam Gandy - both his mother and grandmother lived with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common specific illness that causes dementia. As a neurologist and cell biologist...
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Anne Cameron
HelloCare Mail
HelloCare Mail Oct 16, 2017

Aged care resident feared killed by crocodile in Queensland

An elderly aged care resident in Cairns has died from what authorities are suspecting is a crocodile attack. Anne Cameron was a 79 year old resident at an OzCare facility in Craiglie when she went missing on Tuesday afternoon. Police believe a crocodile took her when they found some of Anne’s clothes, her walking stick and human remains near the Craiglie Creek bank - which is known to be a crocodile infested area - only two day after she went...
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