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Jakob Neeland Mar 21, 2019

Euthanasia – The People Who Are Choosing Death Before Dementia

When it comes to categorising and understanding dementia, there is an air of uncertainty that can inhibit the uniform approach to treatment that can be taken with other ailments or forms of disease. Dementia itself is not actually a disease, but rather a collection of varying symptoms that are caused by disorders of the brain, and it is very much an individual journey for everyone living with it and affected by it. For an individual, being diagnosed with any form...
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Jakob Neeland

Jakob Neeland

HelloCare - Creative Director

Somewhere throughout my formative years, my absolutely abysmal lack of mathematical talent began to compensate for itself in the form of a storytelling skill set. My passion for creative writing is showcased throughout a career that has seen me create copy for everything from the intricate minutia of long winded technical documents, through to the sing-song cadence and poetry of a well crafted song aimed at pre school children. My unorthodox career path has allowed me to connect with people from numerous walks of life, which has enhanced my ability to find the appropriate tones within my writing to resonate with a specified audience. I spent my formative years growing up alongside my grandmother and witnessed firsthand, the effects of an overwhelmed aged care system and the systematic lack of empathy afforded to elderly Australians. I hope to be a voice for those who go unheard, and shine some light on the most overqualified, yet undervalued people in our country. I do this for me, and I do this for her.

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Jakob Neeland Mar 19, 2019

BUPA – Not Good Enough To Care For Fit Soldiers, But Good Enough To Care For The Elderly?

Reputation means everything when it comes to business, and it’s fair to say that the reputation of Bupa as a brand has taken a number of hits over the last 18 months. The Australian aged care sector is currently under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, and with nine homes currently sanctioned, Bupa has slowly become the brand name associated with current failings of the aged care system. Assaults by staff members, issues with wound management, sexual assault and...
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Jakob Neeland Mar 18, 2019

Dementia Rates on The Decline in Australia

There are currently 50 million people around the world living with dementia, and it is believed that this overall statistic is made up of over 400,000 Australians. Nearly one out of every ten Australians over the age of 65 have dementia and it is currently the single greatest cause of disability for Australians in this age group. But according to new research that was recently published in the Journal of Gerontology, current research actually suggests that the rate of...
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Jakob Neeland Mar 14, 2019

Should There Be A National Registry For Carers in the Aged Care Industry?

Let's make one thing very clear right from the start, carers are the most undervalued, overworked, and important cog in the aged care industry. Socially, nurses have long been the recipients of praise and admiration for the hard work and personal touch involved with their jobs, but unfortunately, those who do the bulk of the groundwork in the aged care industry are not afforded this level of acclaim. Carers are the ones who take on the responsibility of doing some...
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