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Helping older people avoid malnutrition 

  Good nutrition is vital for a healthy life. But as people age, they can undergo changes that prevent them from receiving the nutrition they need. As a consequence, malnutrition is common among older people. Poor nutrition can have a multitude of negative effects on older people, including weakening their immune system, increasing the risk of infection, preventing wounds from healing, and making muscles weaker, and thereby increasing the risk of falls. Factors causing older people to have lower nutritional...
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Caroline Egan Nov 18, 2019

Nursing home catering for mental illness exhibits residents’ photos

  Uniting Annesley Haberfield is one of only two aged care facilities in Australia that caters specifically for the needs of residents living with mental illness. Many of Annesley’s residents have experienced a lifetime of chronic or relapsing mental illness and are particularly vulnerable. When they moved into the purpose-built home in June 2017 from their previous boarding-house-style accommodation, many found the move challenging, but it wasn't long before positive results were seen. [caption id="attachment_15347" align="alignnone" width="1000"] 'Home is where...
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Jordan Fuller Nov 14, 2019

Here’s Why Playing Golf Makes You Feel Younger

Golf is one of the best games to enjoy for individuals of any age as it can be played throughout life. By delivering engagement to the mind and body, golf has become a popular activity in part to its rewarding social aspects and ability to engage the mind. Here’s a list of four reasons why golf will keep you feeling younger in mind, body, and spirit. Keeping Your Heart Healthy Playing golf is a great aerobic activity that pushes the...
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I’m so glad you made it to HelloCare our digital magazine. We bring you the very best information around the world from Aged Care industry experts and providing a voice for the elderly community. We publish topics that we believe our audience want to read such as tips to staying healthy, support for caregivers & professionals, dementia and overall wellbeing. If you want to see more of something then please email me, as I’m here to make HelloCare exactly what you want to read about. lauren_sign
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Caroline Egan Nov 20, 2019

Treasurer asks older Australians to keep working for longer

  The treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said he wants older Australians to have the choice to work for longer if they wish to, but some say that more needs to be done to tackle ageism before that will happen. In a speech on Tuesday, Mr Frydenberg said the Australian economy is facing “structural challenges” brought on by its ageing population. He said Australia has gone from having 13 per cent, or 2.5 million people, being 65 years and over...
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Nestle Health Science

Helping older people avoid malnutrition 

  Good nutrition is vital for a healthy life. But as people age, they can undergo changes that prevent them from receiving the nutrition they need. As a consequence, malnutrition is common among older people. Poor nutrition can have a multitude of negative effects on older people, including weakening their immune system, increasing the risk of infection, preventing wounds from healing, and making muscles weaker, and thereby increasing the risk of falls. Factors causing older people to have lower nutritional...
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HelloCare Mail Nov 17, 2019

Police Hunt Suspect Who Viciously Assaulted A Woman In Her Retirement Village

An 84-year-old woman has been assaulted by a cowardly intruder in the bedroom of her unit at a retirement home in Sydney’s Northern suburbs.   The victim returned home to her unit on Bobbin Head Rd in the leafy suburb of Turramurra on Saturday afternoon when she stumbled upon an unknown male who then assaulted the woman and fled out of the front door.  Emergency services arrived established a crime scene and began treating the elderly woman who had...
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Two-hourly repositioning to prevent bedsores is “abuse”, study says

  New research from the University of New South Wales has raised questions about the correct way to care for those requiring pressure area care. The common practice of repositioning every two hours those at risk of developing bedsores may be interrupting their natural sleep rhythms, causing them to become more agitated and distressed, according to the new study. The practice of repositioning also fails to prevent bedsores from developing, the researchers say. The fact that the practice continues is a form...

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Dealing with agitation and aggression in dementia

Agitation and aggression are common symptoms of dementia, and can be extremely challenging to manage, not only for the person experiencing the symptoms, but also for families and carers. But new research is shining a light on this complex field, and has revealed that non-pharmacological interventions, such as touch therapy, outdoor activities, and music, can be more effective in managing agitation and aggression than medication. Researchers say that up to 70 per cent of people living with dementia experience agitation...
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Caroline Egan Oct 28, 2019

Australians in trial of “amazing” new drug said to halt Alzheimer’s

  A new drug that could halt the progress of early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease is being assessed by the US drug regulator, with hopes it could be approved for use as soon as next year. If approved, the drug, aducanumab, could change the lives of millions of people around the world. To date, no medication has been able to stop or slow the progress of dementia, and treatment has instead focused on easing symptoms of the condition. But US pharmaceutical giant...
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HelloCare Mail Oct 24, 2019

Life Alongside A Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease

When it comes to cognitive impairing diseases like Alzheimer's, quite often the warning signs present themselves to the ones around us long before the person displaying the symptoms comes to the realisation that there might be an issue. After 42 years of marriage, it’s safe to say that on some level you may actually know more about your partner than they know about themselves, and this is why 60-year-old Kathy Barnbrook became suspicious when she noticed a number of changes...
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HelloCare Mail Nov 19, 2019

Carer jailed for six years after sexually assaulting two disabled women

  A disability carer who assaulted two women within an hour, causing them ongoing anxiety and distress, has been given a jail sentence of six years and seven months. In a breach of trust labelled “truly shocking” by the prosecution, Ranulfo Torrefranca sexually assaulted two women with severe intellectual disabilities, as well as other debilitating health problems. An abuse of trust in those who care for most vulnerable During the sentencing, Her Honour Judge Martine Marich addressed the perpetrator, telling him “You...
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Caroline Egan Nov 18, 2019

Bupa claims higher care needs to boost funding but slashes staff at same time

  The transcripts of The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety can make for uncomfortable reading when correspondence never intended for a public audience is aired for the scrutiny of the commissioners. One such passage was presented last week, in which counsel assisting the royal commission, Peter Rozen QC, read to Stephanie Hechenberger, the former regional director of Bupa Aged Care Australia, her own email describing staff cuts and across-the-board increases in ACFI assessments as a “great opportunity” for...
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Jakob Neeland Nov 15, 2019

Older Australians Deserve Mandated Staffing Ratios in Aged Care Facilities

There were a lot of new ideas and informative debate at yesterday’s Aged Care Reform Conference in Melbourne, but a panel discussion regarding one particular topic highlighted the disconnect between those that work and live in aged care and those that govern it. From the outside looking in, the idea of mandated staffing ratios in aged care seems like a no-brainer. Residents and families want it, aged care employees want it, and polls on HelloCare show that an overwhelming percentage...
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