Rita’s theory on caring; it’s like a movie!

Rita’s theory on caring; it’s like a movie!

If you missed last month’s post, my name is Rita Merienne. I’ve been a carer for many of my loved ones and now a full…

Thriving – not just surviving on the caring journey 

Thriving – not just surviving on the caring journey 

Hello my name is Rita Merienne and welcome to my first column for CareAbout. You will be hearing from me once a month where I…

Caregiving: what to expect

Caregiving: what to expect

Are you about to take on a caregiving role? You’re probably feeling a little unsure about what to expect, or about what others might be…

Top 5 gifts for caregivers

Top 5 gifts for caregivers

Finding the right gift for someone who has given care and support can be really hard! Whether you are looking for a gift for your…

Coping with compassion fatigue

Coping with compassion fatigue

Compassion fatigue is a term coined by Carla Joinson, a nurse who witnessed this phenomenon happening to herself and her fellow colleagues. Whilst compassion fatigue…

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Increased funding for Carer Gateway

Increased funding for Carer Gateway

Support for informal carers is due to get an almost $800 million boost! Findings from the Royal Commission highlighted the need for more support for…

5 signs your loved one needs a personal alarm

5 signs your loved one needs a personal alarm

by Sarah Gamble, Vitalcare Have you found yourself wondering if a loved one – maybe your parent or partner – needs a personal alarm? The thought…

Supporting the supporters

Supporting the supporters

There comes a time in most people’s lives where your parents are facing age-related decline, or illness, and you take on some or all of…

Tips for managing aggressive behaviours

Tips for managing aggressive behaviours

If you are caring for someone who has an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder, aggressive behaviour may be something that you’ve experienced and need…

Dementia and coronavirus: training, support & behaviour management tips

Dementia and coronavirus: training, support & behaviour management tips

Isolation poses additional difficulties and challenges for people living with dementia and their families. Managing behaviours during this time could take a little more planning…

Looking after yourself – tips for carers

Looking after yourself – tips for carers

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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