Menopause
Laura Roscioli
Laura Roscioli Jul 14, 2020

The link between Alzheimer’s and Menopause, according to new research

New research shows that menopause has the potential to raise a woman’s risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, due to loss of estrogen.  Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, predominantly affects people 65 and older. Although well-known, the condition has remained a mystery, the primary cause or causes are mostly unknown.  New findings, published in the journal of Neurology, are poignant and progressive. Alzheimer’s; the disease that was long considered as an inevitable result of ageing and genetics...
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Laura Roscioli

Laura Roscioli

Laura Roscioli, HelloCare Journalist

Through years of experience working for media agencies, Laura has fostered an invested interest in storytelling and seeks to push boundaries with her work.

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Laura Roscioli
Laura Roscioli Jul 11, 2020

Woman returning home denied access to dying mother, and forced into hotel quarantine

Australian woman Nicole Sadilek, flew home from the United States to be with her dying mother, only to be denied special exemption. Nicole and her seventeen-year-old daughter Paige, had applied for the exemption prior to leaving from San Francisco last week. They hoped to spend two or three days confined in a Sydney hotel, and then be allowed to isolate in Mrs Salidek’s sister’s home in Ipswich, Brisbane, so that they could see their mother and grandmother through the window...
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aged care opinion - I don’t think I’ve ever felt this lonely
Laura Roscioli
Laura Roscioli May 12, 2020

My great-grandmother Gwen, “I don’t think I’ve ever felt this lonely.”

We asked some of our older relatives, isolated and in aged care, how they were feeling during this uncertain time. “I feel purposeless.” “I don’t think I’ve ever felt this lonely.” It makes you feel “unwanted”, “fearful for the future” and “scared.” Not only do emotions speak for themselves, science firmly agrees that social connection enhances our lives, increases our life span and improves our wellbeing; especially later in life. Sadly, a recent study looking at loneliness...
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