Health & Lifestyle

Sleeping pills and older people – the risks
Sleeping pills and older people – the risks

About 1 in 3 people are expected to have insomnia at some time in their life, but difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, or having sleep that is not refreshing occur more commonly as people age. When it comes to sleeping pills, it is important that you understand the risks, how to use them safely and know when not to use them.

Starting to think about nursing care
Starting to think about nursing care

There are lots of things to think about when considering moving, or supporting someone else, to move into nursing care. It can be an emotional decision for the person moving – their family, friends and carers.

Could a quitting App help?
Could a quitting App help?

With the world now so reliant on technology there are a range of mobile phone and tablet apps that can help you on your quitting journey. They can offer you reminders, offer you a distraction when you experience a craving, they can help you to develop new routines, and importantly, they can help you to stay quit.

Swap smoking for a holiday
Swap smoking for a holiday

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This might seem a strange question but have you considered the cost of your smoking habit? According to the Better Health Channel here is a little summary of what it is really costing you.

A few handy quitting tools
A few handy quitting tools

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A couple of useful tools to give you a hand if you’re planning on quitting smoking.

Seven things you didn’t know about quitting
Seven things you didn’t know about quitting

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.

Safety in and around the home when someone has dementia
Safety in and around the home when someone has dementia

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.

Understanding forced adoption
Understanding forced adoption

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.

Dementia – Life after diagnosis
Dementia – Life after diagnosis

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.

Dementia - The journey to diagnosis
Dementia - The journey to diagnosis

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.


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