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Your Crosswords May Be Doing More for You Than You Thought

They say word puzzles help keep the brain active in our later years, but researchers at the University College London and Kings College London have found compelling evidence that our daily crossword may have more benefits than previously thought. Cognitive tests In one of the largest of its kind, researchers

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Supporting the LGBTI Ageing Community

Many Australians, including the elderly, identify as LGTBI; people who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex. While it is often believed only a very small number of elderly people are LGBTI, The Department of Health reports that approximately 11% of older Australians identify as LGTBI. Although the majority

Home Careing Dementia Village

New Dementia Village to be Built in Tasmania

Tasmania will soon be home to what is known as a dementia village; a specially designed village exclusively for people living with dementia. The $25 million project will be built upon an old derelict site located at Glenorchy in Hobart’s North. The village is estimated to house approximately 90 residents,

Healthy Home Care

Keeping Your Brain Healthy as You Get Older

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and this is perhaps even more so true for people in their later years. While remaining physically active is not such a simple task as you get older, keeping your brain active and healthy doesn’t need to be difficult

Home Care Dementia Patients

Dementia Patients Using Antipsychotic Drugs May Be at Risk, Study Warns

A new study has warned of the potentially harmful effects of dementia patients taking off-label antipsychotic medications, particularly for those living in home or community-based residencies. Researchers from the Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, found that the mortality rate was 1.6 times higher

Dutch Approach to Care

Buurtzorg: The Dutch Approach to Care

Over in the Netherlands, the Dutch take a slightly different approach to care to that of what we may be used to. A special type of care Buurtzorg, as it is referred to in the country, is a special type of care model that aims to allow the elderly to

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