December 3rd is International Day of People with Disability. It is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
Australia is known for its high summer temperatures and this season looks to be no exception. Seniors are particularly vulnerable in the heat and should be monitored closely.
This 11 November 2019 will mark the 101st anniversary of the Armistice. In Australia, the Remembrance Day National Ceremony includes a formal wreath laying at the Australian War Memorial
Gardening is a healthy, stimulating activity that can be enjoyed by older people. It increases physical activity and maintains mobility and flexibility. As we approach the height of the Spring Racing Carnival in the southern states, the images of flowers and ceremony abound.Every Australian knows that Flemington Racecourse is home to the Melbourne Cup ‘the race that stops the nation’. But what many don’t know is that it is also home to the...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month started on October 1 and ends on October 31. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity for the community to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease.
1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma. World Mental Health Day – October 10 — is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide. 
World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia and is part of World Alzheimer's Month. This year's focus is stigma. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.
World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia (a form of Alzheimer's) and is part of World Alzheimer's Month. Last week we published a blog describing this year's theme which tied in with Australia's Dementia Action Week. In this week's blog we continue the education around...
Right at Home is a leading home care provider with over 512 offices around the world. We have expanded into the Sunshine Coast and are now open and ready to serve the community! Right At Home provides in-home supportive care for older Australians, adults with disability, and people recovering from surgery, to help them continue living independently in their homes.​
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and there are three main facts you should know about the disease:   In Australia, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men;Approximately 3,500 Australian men die of prostate cancer each year; and      More men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast...
Fathers are so important in the family and in the fabric of society. Father's Day is celebrated across the world to honour the contribution fathers make in our society. It is a day which celebrates the fatherhood, paternal bonds and the efforts of male parents towards their family and society. The day is meant to recall, recognise and remember the endless efforts and contributions of all the fathers around...
By Beth LuedersFatigue, change in mood, hair and nail changes, weight changes, and memory issues. Sound like signs of ageing? Maybe not. These could also be signs of a malfunctioning thyroid — a condition that can be mistaken for other reasons in older adults. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland just above the collarbone at the base of the neck, is responsible for secreting hormones into the bloodstream that...
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 cancer is usually fatal"*and ovarian cancer is the deadliest of cancers affecting the female...
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 before symptoms appear. This detection, they say, could also help the progress of drug...
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, supermarkets and...
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 an elderly...
What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer September is prostate awareness month so Australia's Cancer Council 'Get Checked' campaign is the perfect opportunity to discuss with the men in your life, Husbands, Fathers, Mates, Lovers, Brothers, Uncles and Grandparents, the health of their prostate. The prostate is a fundamental organ within the male reproduction system, about the size of a walnut. Sitting below the bladder near the...
World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer'sorganizations around the world aim to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia.Locally, Dementia Australia hosted a month long campaign during September to raise awareness for all dementia forms including Alzheimer's disease.The campaign, "Small actions. Big difference" was designed to educate the communityon how they can support people living with...
Most men find it easy to discuss sports or vent about work. But talk about their health? Nope Photo by Joey Huang ​Most men find it easy to discuss sports or vent about work. But talk about their health? Nope, that's not happening, well, at least not for the majority of men, reports a Cleveland Clinic men's health survey of 500 men ages 18...
Compassion, honesty, reliability, sensitivity. The top caregivers at Right at Home, one of the world's leading in-home care companies, emulate these qualities and more. Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash Every year, Right at Home honours top caregivers with a Caregiver of the Year award. The prestigious awards celebrate the...
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