A judge has shown mercy to an elderly man who has avoided a jail after attempting to kill his wife and himself “for love”.
Joseph Sugar, 88, injected himself and his wife of 50 years, Heather, with insulin two days before they were due to move into separate buildings in the same residential aged care facility.
Mrs Sugar was diagnosed with dementia in 2014, and was no longer able to care for herself or recognise her family or carers.
Are you a glass half empty kind of person? Do you tend to dwell on the negative, ruminate over the past, or worry incessantly about the future?
These ways of thinking not only make you feel lousy, researchers have shown they could also contribute to higher rates of dementia as you grow older.
Researchers from University College London Psychiatry found that in people aged over the age of 55, ‘repetitive negative thinking’ (RNT) was linked to cognitive decline and...
People living even with advanced dementia can have periods of remarkable clarity, often to the astonishment of carers and loved ones.
But researchers have found that rather than being an encouraging sign, a return of clarity - a phenomenon that has been reported for thousands of years - can be a sign that death is close.
I recall the last time I visited my great grandmother. She was 99, and living in a nursing home in country New...
When 31-year-old carer Jamie Lee Morley first heard aged care resident Margaret Mackie sing, he automatically assumed that the beautiful voice he heard was coming from a nearby radio.
While it is certainly not uncommon for aged care staff and residents to develop strong bonds, nobody at the Northcare Suites Care Home in Glasgow, Scotland, could have imagined what would happen next.
The pair were recently thrust into the public spotlight as heartwarming footage of the young carer and the...
Aged care workers are, from time to time, the target of aggression from the residents they care for at work. Sometimes it is from residents who are living with dementia, who may find themselves unable to communicate their needs and lash out.
We often hear from our readers who work in aged care that these incidents are simply ‘part of the job’.
Aged care workers have reported residents push them, bite them, or run their walkers into them, causing fear, distress and physical injury...
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