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Right at Home recognises the significant challenges of Cognitive Decline this September

September is a time to reflect on those suffering from Cognitive Decline. The month of September marks both Dementia Awareness Month and World Alzheimer’s Day on the 21st.

According to Dementia Australia, dementia, categorised as a group of disorders impairing mental function, affects almost half a million Australians. This number is set to double in the next 25 years.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Known as a family disease, the chronic nature of Alzheimer’s means that everyone is affected.

Non-modifiable risk factors are risks that cannot be changed, such as:

  • Age – as you age, your risk of developing dementia increases
  • Genetics – there are a few very rare forms of dementia associated with specific genes
  • Family history – a family history of dementia increases your risk of developing dementia but at this stage it is not clear why.

Simple changes to your everyday life can protect the brain, body and heart, and can help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Consider these modifiable risk factors. These are risks that can be changed through lifestyle choices.

You can reduce your risk of dementia by looking after your:

  • heart health
  • body health
  • mind health

Home care providers like us can offer comprehensive care to those living with cognitive decline. We can provide simple respite care for a family caregiver, or even 24-hour, live-in care if the disease is very far advanced. To find out more about dementia and caring for your loved one with dementia, download our Dementia Guide. And, if you or someone you love is experiencing increasing lapses in memory, consider seeking advice from your local health professional. You can also contact Right at Home anytime on 1300 363 802.

Keep up to date with COVID 19 information on the following links:

Australian Government Department of Health

Victorian Health and Human Services

NSW Health

Queensland Health

ACT Health

WA Department of Health

Tasmanian Department of Health

Northern Territory Department of Health

SA Health

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.

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 care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite caredementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy 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.

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.

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