Renewed discussion has been sparked about non-medicated support of people experiencing some of the negative behaviours associated with dementia, with September being Dementia Awareness Month around Australia.
The journal of the American Medical Association noted that non-medicated treatment of behavioural issues associated with dement
ia is proving to be more effective than medicated treatment, and without the risk of side effects.
This approach toward managing dementia - a condition affecting more than 400,000 Australians - is increasingly being adopted...
Executive Manager, Envigor Home Care
Tracey is the Executive Manager of Envigor Home Care. She has more than 25 years experience as a registered nurse and has worked in senior positions in Queensland Health. Having worked with many of the major not-for-profit organisations and as a consultant to the community and aged care sectors, not-for-profit organisations and private aged care, Tracey has first-hand experience and valued insight in to the aged and home care system.
Aged care worker, Cindy Jordan has had the opportunity to work with a variety of special clients during her time at Envigor Home Care, but now has one very close to her heart.
In January this year, Cindy's 89-year-old mother, Sylvia Joyce suffered a medication-related episode which landed her in hospital for two weeks. Sylvia began to lose her mobility and cognitive abilities as a result of the stroke-like symptoms.
Since this unfortunate episode, Cindy started caring for her mother...
The close friendship of Sue Marsden and Margaret Dixon is truly a case of the stars aligning.
In December 2016, it was through pure serendipity that Margaret and Alan Dixon moved next door to Sue at Settlers Retirement Village, Forest Lake.
Sue introduced herself to the couple the night they moved in, armed with a home-cooked dinner, and a beautiful friendship was formed instantly.
“I thought, isn’t that beautiful that Sue had brought over some dinner for us,” said...
A Queensland for all ages is the theme for this year's Senior's Week, and Lesley Kerr is a prime example of a Senior who has committed her life to the community.
Lesley, 74 has lived a life of fulfilling her passion for the community, and the betterment of the lives of others.
Lesley and husband Don, 79 made the move from Gladstone to Cairns in 2010 for the warmer weather.
The dedicated Senior was actively involved in the Gladstone community...