The CareNation Blog

Meet the 103-year-old dancer still performing

Eileen Kramer is a national treasure — she learnt the twist from Louis Armstrong in Paris, and moved back to Australia at 99 because she dreamed of hearing kookaburras again … Read more

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Study: Exercise Treats Elderly Depression

Exercising three times a week could be more effective than medication in relieving the symptoms of major depression in elderly people and may also decrease the chances that the depression … Read more

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In-home care recipients complain packages ‘being fleeced’ by not-for-profit providers charging high fees

Seniors receiving government-funded in-home care have complained their packages are “being fleeced” by not-for-profit providers who charge expensive administration and case management fees. In some cases fees take up anywhere … Read more

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New 3D App To Help Make The Homes Of Dementia Sufferers More Dementia-Friendly

A new app that provides ideas for carers and families to make the home of dementia suffers more dementia-friendly was launched by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic on Wednesday. Drawing inspiration from … Read more

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Elderly abuse is a reality. Let’s work together to fight this …

Aged care groups have called for the establishment of a national body with the power to look into cases of suspected exploitation or elder abuse.   Aged care, legal and … Read more

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Do you think the quality of dementia care in Australia is adequate? Let us know you thoughts …

The first comprehensive guidelines for the treatment of Australian dementia patients have urged doctors not to dismiss early symptoms of the disease such as memory loss as “just a part … Read more

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