World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world aim to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. it is often called a family disease, because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone. Did you know 342,800 Australians were estimated to have dementia in 2015. Based on projections of population ageing and growth, the number of people with dementia will reach almost 400,000 by 2020, and around 900,000 by 2050.
Dementia is a major health problem in Australia, with profound consequences for the health and quality of life for those with the condition and their family and friends. Simple changes to your everyday life can protect the brain, body and heart and can help reduce the risk of developing dementia.
- Look after your heart
- Be physically active
- Mentally challenge your brain
- Follow a healthy diet
- Enjoy social activity
Visit yourbrainmatters.org.au for more information.
In the early stages of the condition, close family and friends may notice symptoms such as memory loss and difficulties with finding familiar words. In the mid-stages, difficulties may be experienced with familiar tasks, such as shopping, driving or handling money.
In the latter stages, difficulties extend to basic or core activities of daily living, such as self-care activities, including eating, bathing and dressing. People with dementia eventually become dependent on their carers in most, if not all facets of daily living.
A proven aid to help those with Dementia is routine and consistency, Right at Home has carers that are trained and experienced in caring for those with Dementia and ensures the same Carers are always rostered with each client, thus, improving the quality of life for those with the condition and their family and friends.
Founded in 1995, Right at Home is your local expert in emotional, physical and financial issues related to caring for your loved one,and we're dedicated to keeping you informed. Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently and age in their home. Right at Home Australia is your local expert for issues related to caring for your elderly loved ones, and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care.
Right at Home is a My Aged Care government approved home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing, post- operative care, respite care, assistance with daily living such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoying a more independent vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.
With offices in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Wagga Wagga (servicing Southern NSW including Albury, Griffith and other parts of Riverina and Canberra in the A.C.T.), Padstow (servicing Padstow, St George and South West Sydney), Toowoomba (servicing Toowoomba and Darling Downs), Townsville and soon to be opening in Rockhampton, Right at Home Australia's care team is made up of supervisors and carers who are incredibly skilled, compassionate and devoted to improving the lives of their clients and their clients' families. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your Government Package or budget. To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.