Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian cancer sneaks up on women because in its early stages, the symptoms aren't intense and present vaguely, and there is no dependablescreening test for the cancer. Most women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer when the cancer is already in its later stages and difficult to treat. The World Cancer Research Fund reports that "this ...
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A Diagnostic Test for Dementia is Just a Few Steps Away

I am sure you would want to know if you are at high risk for Dementia so that you could adjust your lifestyle to reduce the odds of developing this devastating disease. Well one day you may be able to. The BBC reported this week, that researchers can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer's disease be...
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Transportation - the Key for Seniors to Stay Connected

You will be forgiven for thinking that in America, assistance with housing, food programs and health services would be the most pressing needs for the elderly but Eldercare Locator, the government helpline report that they receive more inquiries about transportation than any other topic. Seniors need help getting to routine medical appointments, su...
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Common Health Issues in Older Adults

By Beth LuedersAs people age, a number of health conditions can shift, causing mild irritation and consternation to a full outbreak of pain and disability. Many changes in physical condition and ability gradually occur, and what is considered a 'minor health issue,' a cut on the skin for example, can be a serious health risk to&...
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Who Cares Wins

...​This blog is Right at Home Australia's response to the two-part investigation by Four Corners titled Who Cares?. If you haven't had time to watch the exceptional reporting by Anne Connolly and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), both Part One and Part Two are now accessible via iView or transcript.A Royal Commission into the Aged Car...
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