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Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson Nov 5, 2018

Isolation experiment mimics lonely life for elderly

Imagine you are all alone. Imagine that in your loneliness you aren’t able to move quickly, see properly or complete everyday tasks without pain or discomfort. To many of us, zooming through our lives and social calendars, this sounds like the stuff of nightmares. Worse yet, imagine that this state of loneliness and discomfort goes on for days, no, make that a week, a month. No friends and family come to visit. You don’t have anyone to visit. It’s painful...
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Amy Henderson

Amy Henderson

Journalist - HelloCare

Amy has been writing with fervour from the time she was ‘yay’ high. From scribbling about her capers on the playground to covering breaking news in the Health sector, Amy has always been lead by her heart. Working for Hello Care is an opportunity to use her brain and heart, to seek out truth and discussion for those that need it greatly. When she’s not tinkering away on the keyboard you’ll find her holed up in a cafe breathing in the aromatic bliss that is a soy chai latte, or rugged up tight trying to figure out ‘whodunnit’ on her latest British mystery show obsession.

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Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson Oct 25, 2018

A Cut Above The Rest: How The World’s Oldest Barber Is Doing His Thing At 107

A lot was going on in 1922. Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered, the BBC was formed and Britain and France experienced the wonder of radio. Oh, and Anthony Mancinelli started cutting hair professionally at 11 years of age. Now in 2018 he’s still doing exactly that, cutting hair to perfection, albeit at the slightly older age of 107. And you know what else? He’s showing no signs of slowing down. It begins at first snip Mancinelli was born in Naples, Italy...
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Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson Oct 15, 2018

All Aboard? How the Aged Care Housing Crisis is Anything But Smooth Sailing

Forget Captain Columbus and James Cook, the new band of explorers to sail the high seas could be seniors and low-income earners. With record costs for residential aged care being reached around the globe, experts predict a looming aged care housing affordability crisis. Additional to seniors, low-income, immigrants and the homeless persons are all facing the fear, vulnerability and health consequences that housing unaffordability is bringing. The issue is a significant one. How can those who are most vulnerable in...
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Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson Sep 19, 2018

Dementia: What happens when someone refuses to drink – should we provide IV Fluids?

Many families are finding themselves in the difficult situation of having to make decisions for a loved one that is living with some form of dementia. As the person living with dementia begins to deteriorate, multiple decisions need to be made by family members, who want to do their best, but don’t have a clear understanding of the paths that they can take in order to make those decisions. One of the decisions that demand our attention and decision making...
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