Research suggests that there is much benefit to be gained by continuing to stimulate our senses through the dementia disease process, as it has been shown to help reduce common symptoms of the disease such as agitation, aggression, wandering and provide comfort and improve emotional wellbeing.
Our senses are wonderful things which help us to understand and make sense of the world around us. The feedback received from each of our senses—vision, auditory, touch, taste, smell and movement—provides essential information to the...
Managing Director Of Agestrong Physio
Sheryl is Managing Director of Agestrong Physio. Sheryl is an accomplished physiotherapist with 10 years of clinical experience across acute and community, she has worked collaboratively as a part of executive management teams to achieve high quality service standards and has been instrumental in allied health service development through her senior management roles. Specialising in Clinical Risk Management for older individuals residing in residential care, Sheryl has a passion for raising the profile of physiotherapy within the aged care industry and striving to achieving exceptional care & QOL (quality of life) outcomes.
When a resident with dementia displays signs of distress, agitation or aggression then it is a sign of ill-being and how a carer responds to this can make all the difference for the individual, care staff and other residents within an aged care facility.
One of the most common misconceptions about dementia is that individuals stop experiencing emotions like you and I, when in fact is not the case. Individuals living with dementia continue to feel a variety of emotions...
Most of us know that exercise is good for us.
Magazines, newspapers and TV programs constantly remind us that regular exercise can protect against obesity and any number of chronic diseases including hypertension, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But did you know that it may also help protect the brain from dementia as we grow older?
In Australia, dementia is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer and with our ageing population the incidence is...
We spend more than a third of our lives asleep, but when it comes to the elderly in residential care that time can be significantly higher. Pain, illness and poor mobility can sometimes mean that much of their day is spent in bed, so comfort is absolutely crucial.
Like me, you probably know that there’s nothing like snuggling on a comfortable mattress. But like the princess and the pea, any fold lumps and bumps can become torture after time.