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Family Strife Over Elder Care? An Elder Mediation Could Help

  • 05/11/2015

One or both parents requiring care can create serious stresses and conflicts within families. Sometimes disagreements  and misunderstandings over elder care or inheritance issues can lead families to break apart, affecting descendants…

Can Higher Education Fight Off Dementia

Can Higher Education Fight Off Dementia?

  • 27/10/2015

A rise in people taking up higher education may have a positive impact to fight off dementia, a leading expert has said. Professor June Andrews told an audience at Edinburgh International…

Children and the Elderly – Making a Difference

  • 20/10/2015

Mackay mother, Khloe Dales is the mastermind behind a new initiative that is encouraging young children and their families to visit people in nursing homes. She says Little High Fives…

Elder Mediation

Mediation Program – Resolving Conflicts in Aged Care

  • 19/10/2015

Facilitated mediation may be an effective way to resolve conflicts between older people, their families and care providers. Preliminary results from a specialised conflict resolution program for seniors, run between a…

Protection From Elder Abuse

Tackling Elder Abuse

  • 14/10/2015

The Sydney Morning Herald has commented on the challenges of Australia's rapidly ageing population as often being talked about in terms of healthcare costs or keeping older people in work.…

Laughter

Laughter is the best medicine

  • 25/09/2015

Just 10 minutes of fun and laughter a week is enough to dramatically improve the quality of life of a person living with dementia, according to Newcastle filmmaker and Arts…

Stress less when caring for an ageing parent

  • 02/03/2015

We recently had the privilege of seeing and listening to Amy O’Rourke talking about caring for an ageing parent.  Amy has a Masters in Public Health Administration, a Masters in…

NDIS

NDIS risked by privatisation

  • 01/11/2014

Published in the Newcastle Herald 31/10/2014 The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS) is landmark federal legislation. Its guiding principles are to ensure people living with disability have choice, control…

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