How to care for someone
with dementia without losing yourself

A loved one’s dementia diagnosis is the start of a new journey. While it’s not a path anyone chooses, it’s important to remember you can still live well ­– even as your lifestyle and relationship change and adapt. A person living with dementia can have a good quality of life. Dealing with changes in memory […] 18 November 2019

Aged Care

Looking after
mental health in men

November is a time of year when men’s mental health receives particular focus, thanks to the fundraising activities of Movember. As moustaches start to grow on the upper lips of our friends and colleagues taking part in Movember, it’s a good opportunity to have a conversation about men’s mental health and ways we can all […] 18 November 2019

Mental Health Uncategorised

It’s time to have a
conversation about your future

When it comes to your life and future, there are conversations that are hard to have – and for most of us, thinking about aged care is one of those. In fact, research shows that while 8 in 10 Australians know they should plan for their later years, only 1 in 4 do anything about […] 29 October 2019

Aged Care

Finding work when
in mental health recovery

Looking for a job can be a tough process for anyone, but when you are in mental health recovery it can be even harder to search for and secure employment. Maybe you’ve stopped working for some time, or still working but finding work a challenge. Either way, there are things you can do to make […] 8 October 2019

Mental Health

How to cope with change

Change affects all of us throughout our lives. Sometimes it’s a positive change from something we have initiated ourselves, but what about when it’s sudden or unwanted? Learning to cope with change – whether it’s at work, in a relationship, or within your family dynamic – is important for your wellbeing. If you’re not sure […] 16 September 2019

Mental Health

Love your age:
reversing the stereotype

What are our perceptions of people as they age? That they’re frail, slow, unwell, lose their memory and can’t learn new things? Negative language about older people enforces negative stereotypes and these stereotypes can affect how older people behave and think. Stereotypes can impact your physical health, including how you recover from illness and your […] 19 August 2019

Aged Care

Live well: Orange power -
turmeric latte anyone?

Move over chai lattes – the turmeric latte is here. Why are we drinking milk mixed with a spice usually found for curries? Long before it hit the menu at the local cafe, turmeric has been used in traditional medicine like Ayurveda to treat a range of conditions from liver and blood disorders, skin and […] 5 August 2019

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Socialising during
the winter months

Winter is well and truly here and, let’s face it, the cold weather makes it very tempting to rug up on the couch and stay indoors. However, social connection helps our mental and physical health and getting out and seeing people regularly can be fun. Here are some winter activities you might enjoy: Go to […] 24 July 2019

Aged Care Disability Mental Health

Live well: Super charge
with superfoods

The term ‘superfood’ is tossed around a lot these days – but what are superfoods and can they make us healthy? We’ve looked at a few and given the lowdown. Blueberries This little berry has risen to celebrity status over recent years. It’s been found to be high in vitamins, fibre and flavonoids. Flavonoids in […] 9 July 2019

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