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Why you should ask for a High Priority Home Care Package

If your needs aren’t being met by your current level Home Care Package or you are still waiting for a Home Care Package you can request a higher level priority and go up in the waiting list. If you don’t ask for it you won’t get it. Here is the best way to go about getting the care and support you need. Home Care Package
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Reducing the risks of Dementia

What is dementia? Dementia is not a specific condition or disease. It is a term that is used to describe a range of symptoms associated…

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A -Z Alzheimers

There are many facets involve with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn the A-Z’s of Alzheimer’s disease with CareAbout’s alphabetical list Alzheimer facts and stats. A is for…

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What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Defining Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is the general term used to describe a range of symptoms associated…

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Customer Story: Sofia and Nadia

Sofia recently chose one of CareAbout’s trusted providers as her Home Care Package provider. Sofia’s granddaughter Nadia says that they looked at many options and…

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Dealing with embarrassing behaviour: tips for family members and carers

Are your elderly parents acting up? Things like swearing, inappropriate comments, anger and declining personal hygiene are far more common than you might think. You…

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The People’s Guide to Home Care
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Avoid the flu this winter: 10 herbs & spices to boost your immunity

As we age, we become more susceptible to colds and the flu, and this vulnerability increases even more during the cold winter months. Having a…

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NDIS: what can you expect after a Morrison re-election?

Scott Morrison’s “miracle” re-election was a bit of a surprise to most! So, what does it mean for the NDIS? The Liberal National Party Coalition’s…

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Intergenerational care: child’s play benefits young and old!

What is intergenerational care? Intergenerational care brings together two different generations both requiring care. Older adults living in an Aged Care Home, are partnered with…

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What is Dementia?

Have you got a family member or friend showing signs of dementia? Or maybe they’ve already being diagnosed with a form of dementia? Perhaps you’re worried about some of your own behavior. Here is some basic information that will help you to understand dementia.

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Symptoms of Dementia

A diagnosis of dementia can and should only be made by a medical professional. Many symptoms associated with dementia are also associated with other, less impactful conditions – and can be treated. However, it is often after observing signs around the home that a family member or friend raises concerns about the possibility of dementia in a loved one. So it is certainly good to be aware of the symptoms.

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Person centered dementia care

Once you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a form of dementia, you may become bombarded with terms and expressions that you are unfamiliar with. One of them will be person-centered dementia care. The information in this post provides the basics on person-centered dementia care.

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