Vission-Loss
Vission-Loss
By Jacinta Sheedy, 12:56 pm on April 2, 2019

We all lose our keys or forget where we put our reading glasses as we get older. Or maybe we even forget an appointment. These all can be normal signs of the aging process, but there are certain behaviors that may be the can indicate early signs of Alzheimer’s, especially if they persist and begin to disrupt daily life. With early detection and diagnosis, more can be done to mitigate the…

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Support Worker
Support Worker
By Jacinta Sheedy, 3:40 pm on July 30, 2018

Meeting your support worker for the first time is an exciting experience –it establishes the commencement of a new support journey and provides an insight of the types of support you will receive. At Home Care Assistance we pride ourselves on matching our care partners to our clients, so that both parties really have a great working relationship. When staring a new service or having a new support worker with…

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The five senses
The five senses
By Jacinta Sheedy, 11:05 am on June 7, 2018

What happens when we lose our senses? Most of us have five functioning senses which are hearing, vision, touch, smell and taste. Our senses tend to change as we age for various reasons for instance: You may experience vision difficulties such as astigmatism or near- sightedness because the lens of your eye is curved irregularly. Some people can cause damage to their ears through many years of being exposed to…

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In home palliative care
In home palliative care
By Jacinta Sheedy, 11:32 am on June 6, 2018

What is palliative care Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialised medical and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a terminal diagnosis. Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social. Because palliative care is based on individual needs, the services offered will differ but may include: •…

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Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's in Brisbane North, QLD
Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's in Brisbane North, QLD
By Machaela Magennis, 9:00 am on August 23, 2017

Seniors can make certain lifestyle changes that can protect their health and slow cognitive decline. By eating healthy, exercising, and remaining socially active, older adults can boost their brain power, keep their minds sharp, and reduce the risk of memory-related conditions. Here are some of the ways seniors can stave off Alzheimer’s disease.  1. Socialise Often Isolation can cause your loved one’s brain to become inactive, which could increase the…

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