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Tips to Handle Hospital Discharge to Prevent Readmission in Newcastle, NSW
Tips to Handle Hospital Discharge to Prevent Readmission in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on July 18, 2019

Getting discharged from the hospital represents a big step in a senior’s recovery. However, having to return to the hospital is all too common for seniors if their families don’t make plans before they go home. As your senior loved one’s discharge date draws near, make sure to take care of these important details that can help you prevent a…

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By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on July 4, 2019

One of the most challenging things family carers face is a senior family member with Alzheimer’s who has suddenly become combative. In the middle stages of Alzheimer’s, seniors may start fighting over just about everything, refusing to do basic things such as eating or randomly lashing out with awful accusations, and they may even become physically aggressive, which can be…

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Top Causes of Alzheimer’s in Seniors as of 2019 in Newcastle, NSW
Top Causes of Alzheimer’s in Seniors as of 2019 in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on June 20, 2019

After decades of research, scientists discovered an accumulation of beta-amyloid and tau proteins in the brain that’s responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s. Normally, physiological activities keep the protein levels in check. However, in some instances, these functions fail. Ongoing research reveals there are many reasons the proteins remain and proliferate. 1. Anti-Anxiety Medications A group of medications known as…

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What Foods Can Seniors Eat During a Stroke in Newcastle, NSW
What Foods Can Seniors Eat During a Stroke in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on June 6, 2019

A stroke occurs when the brain isn’t able to get enough blood, and this type of cardiovascular event is usually caused by a blood clot or ruptured artery. Following a stroke, seniors must follow a very strict diet if they want to reduce their risk of having another stroke and prevent secondary health complications. Sticking to a nutritious diet can…

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Tips for Reigniting Your Senior Loved One's Sense of Purpose in Newcastle, NSW
Tips for Reigniting Your Senior Loved One's Sense of Purpose in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on May 23, 2019

A sense of purpose gives seniors a reason to continue to work toward living for as long as possible. Your senior parent should also feel as though life has meaning to prevent depression and other emotional health disorders. Although many seniors experience a brief loss of their sense of purpose once they retire from their careers, it’s possible to bring…

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Foods for Boosting Brain Health in the Elderly in Newcastle, NSW
Foods for Boosting Brain Health in the Elderly in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on May 9, 2019

Seniors might not be aware that some foods are better than others for optimal brain function. Choosing the right foods keeps the body strong and healthy, and it also enhances cognitive health. There several brain-boosting foods that come highly recommended by healthcare professionals. Avocados The monounsaturated fat in avocados is ideal for keeping the white matter of the brain and…

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Tips for Helping Seniors With Technology in Newcastle, NSW
Tips for Helping Seniors With Technology in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on April 18, 2019

Modern technology has evolved and continues to make it easier for adults to remain physically and socially active in the senior years. Therefore, it’s essential that they learn how to operate these new gadgets and tools correctly. Here are some tips family carers can use to help seniors with technology. Enhance Previous Knowledge If your parent knows a little about…

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Senior Diabetes in Newcastle
Senior Diabetes in Newcastle
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on March 21, 2019

When people eat food, their bodies are normally able to break down the carbohydrates into energy with the use of a hormone known as insulin. If your elderly loved one has diabetes, his or her pancreas may no longer produce insulin or be able to properly use the insulin, which makes blood sugar levels go too high or too low….

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Why Seniors Fall in Newcastle, NSW
Why Seniors Fall in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on March 7, 2019

As people age, falls become more common and can cause severe injuries. While there are many reasons for falls in the elderly, some are more common than others. Here are some of the main causes of falls in seniors and what can be done to prevent them from sustaining a fall-related injury. 1. Diuretics Prescription medications known as diuretics are…

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Common Illnesses in Older Adults in Newcastle, NSW
Common Illnesses in Older Adults in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on February 21, 2019

Poor lifestyle choices and the natural ageing process make older adults more prone to developing a variety of health conditions. Many are preventable by reducing the risk factors. Families can play a vital role in encouraging their senior loved ones to stay healthy. Here are some of the most common illnesses found in the elderly. 1. Cardiovascular Disease The National…

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