This month, at 96 years of age, Queen Elizabeth II passed away. There were noticeable changes in the Queen's health prior to this; over the past year or two, her health had steadily declined, with her mobility affected and illnesses impacting her more. In our last...
My Nanna lived until her late 80's but in her last year, she started to make some risky choices. The decision for her to move into a nursing home was made after my aunts found her stoking her old wood-fired cooker with a four-foot-long log of wood. She was simply...
At this time of COVID-19 and home isolation, care staff are probably finding family carers more stressed than usual. Increased levels of support are needed for them to provide care for the Person Living with Dementia (PLWD) at home. This is especially true for family...
Last week, we looked at the negative impact of not knowing a person well, how lack of insight into their history and habits can lead to an adverse outcome. This week I want to review the positive side of understanding the consumer of aged care services better and how...
September is Dementia Awareness month here in Australia. It is a good opportunity to reflect on what supports are available to indigenous people living with dementia and the services who support them to live a quality life. I remember when starting out in aged care...
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