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Quitting smoking isn’t a walk in the park for everyone. It helps to be prepared for what’s to come – so here’s what you need to know.
Dementia affects each person differently. However symptoms such as confusion, memory loss and disorientation are usually present, and problems with mobility and co-ordination may also affect safety. It is important that family, carers, friends and health professionals assist the person with dementia to feel and be as secure as possible.
Forced adoptions predominantly took place between 1950 and 1975 and the far reaching impacts of these practises have been felt by many, having a ripple effect effecting tens of thousands of mothers, fathers, adopted persons and their families. This article aims to explain the history of forced adoption in Australia.
My name is Ray, and last year I was diagnosed with younger onset dementia. Here’s a blog post about how I adapted to the knowledge that I had dementia and some helpful suggestions on how you can make life easier for yourself or someone you care for who has dementia.
My name is Ray, and last year I was diagnosed with younger onset dementia. I’m writing these blog posts to help demystify what dementia means and hopefully to offer some guidance to others who have experienced that unsettling moment of being told they have dementia.
Certain snack foods may help to improve quality of sleep, especially when these foods replace less healthy snacking options. If you like a snack before bedtime why not try replacing your nightly snack with one of these healthy alternatives.
Talking therapy with a psychiatrist, psychologist, or counsellor can offer you a safe and respectful environment to talk through your concerns/worries that you find hard to cope with on your own. It offers you support as you try to reach your goals and offers you a different perspective from which to view your situation.
It is well known that as children get older they need less sleep. Different people have different sleep needs. You can make a good guess if a person is sleeping enough at night – observe how they act and function during the day.
Snoring becomes a problem for many men as they grow older, and can interrupt their sleep and the sleep of their loved ones. Take a look at this articles for some easy ways you can try and minimise your snoring.
Most people sleep between 7 and 9 hours each day. However, older people may not have all their sleep at night, around 4 in 10 older people have at least one nap every day. Find out more facts and tips about sleeping in this article.
Use this tool on The Australian Men's Shed Association website to help find a Men's Shed in your area.