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Amazing Benefits of Music for Ageing Adults Who Have Alzheimer’s in Newcastle, NSW
Amazing Benefits of Music for Ageing Adults Who Have Alzheimer’s in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on September 19, 2019

The area of the brain stimulated by music is linked to the region that stores long-term memory. Research indicates that the parts of the brain associated with long-term memory and music are the last to succumb to the disease process, and it may not endure damage at all. As such, music can be a useful therapeutic tool in the following…

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Important Facts About Hospital Readmission & Discharge in Newcastle, NSW
Important Facts About Hospital Readmission & Discharge in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on September 5, 2019

In recent years, it’s begun to seem as if hospitals have revolving doors for older adults, who often experience complications after they leave. While it’s true that older adults are vulnerable members of the population in terms of health, it’s also true that many of these readmissions are preventable. With the growing awareness of the need to stop the constant…

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How to Keep Seniors Active Who Have Parkinson’s in Newcastle, NSW
How to Keep Seniors Active Who Have Parkinson’s in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on August 22, 2019

With careful planning and moderate activity, the impact of Parkinson’s can be less intrusive. When choosing fun tasks and projects for your elderly loved one, keep his or her limitations in mind and avoid things that are too challenging. Below are some of the most beneficial activities for seniors living with the neurodegenerative disorder known as Parkinson’s disease. Doing Word…

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Causes of Dementia that Can Be Reversed in Newcastle, NSW
Causes of Dementia that Can Be Reversed in Newcastle, NSW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on August 8, 2019

Even though genetics plays a major role in dementia, some of the biggest risk factors for this disorder are completely reversible. With a few lifestyle changes, older adults can greatly reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s and many other forms of dementia. 1. Substance Abuse According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, substance abuse among the elderly has…

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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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Tips to Cater Contentious Behaviour in Senior Adults with Alzheimer's in Newcastle, NSW
Tips to Cater Contentious Behaviour in Senior Adults with Alzheimer's in Newcastle, NSW
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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