Tips on Helping Someone Living with Dementia Through the Pandemic

Originally published on HelloCare.  

Maintaining a routine is extremely important for anyone living with dementia. The coronavirus pandemic has inevitably disrupted those routines, regardless of whether the person living with dementia is in a residential facility or at home.

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In Limbo: Rethinking Living Arrangements as COVID-19 Defers Care Facility Moves

Originally published on HelloCare.

As the aged care sector continues to grapple with the coronavirus, an increasing number of older people are finding themselves caught in a tough spot – requiring care but hesitant to move into an aged care facility.

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The Health Obsession to Know About: Orthorexia Nervosa

Written for Medibank.

Keto, paleo, flexitarian, juice diets, raw-food only – if you’re a social media user, repeated exposure to new diets and trends is virtually inescapable. It’s intensifying a new of eating complications, including the condition of orthorexia nervosa.

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Begging For Help: an Aged Care Worker’s Letter Reveals the Realities of a Nursing Home Battling Coronavirus

Originally published on HelloCare.

HelloCare has attained a de-identified letter from an aged care worker sent to Leading Age Services Australia desperately asking for more registered nurses (RNs) and personal care assistants (PCAs) on board. The home they work at was down to only one PCA at one point.

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Why This is the Year to Plan the Perfect Camping Vacation

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

Few activities can make you slow down and recharge quite like camping. In the age of coronavirus, these sort of trips satisfy our desire for adventure. You can stay local, you have more control over your destination, and it’s affordable.

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How to Help a Loved One with Dementia

Written for Medibank.

My yiayia (grandmother) Stratigoula was a total inspiration. She was clever and strong, her name aptly translating as ‘lead soldier’. Though, when dementia hit there was no stopping it. My family was put on a ride they never anticipated, trying to understand and navigate the trickiness of the disease.

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Managing a Fear of Flying: How to Keep Anxiety from Grounding Your Travel Plans

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

A fear of flying isn’t uncommon but, for some people, it can make travelling an incredibly stressful experience and, for others, prevent them from going on the adventure of their dreams entirely. We asked three people with different perspectives for their tips on how to manage anxiety before and during a flight.

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