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7 Tips for Improving Your Mental Health

7 Tips for Improving Your Mental Health

There are many things you can do to help prevent or manage mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Some factors that can contribute to higher levels of mental health conditions include: 

  • social exclusion
  • financial hardship
  • loss of independence
  • bullying or discrimination in the workplace or social situations
  • ill health or going through multiple medical procedures 
  • issues with self-acceptance
  • coming to terms with an acquired disability

Five ways to improve quality of life for seniors

Five ways to improve quality of life for seniors

Five ways to improve quality of life for seniors

Quality of life as we age has long been a topic of discussion by Governments, experts, and aged care advocates, trying to unravel how to best accommodate the needs and wishes of Australia's older generation.

7 tips for keeping sane in a lockdown

7 tips for keeping sane in a lockdown
How to keep your 'sanity' when forced into lockdown Posted by Liz Alderslade Feb 2021 As each State and Territory goes in and out of lockdown restr...

The benefits of a good nights sleep for the elderly

The benefits of a good nights sleep for the elderly
Sleep will always be just as important to your mental and physical wellbeing as it was when you were a child and throughout your adult life. It helps your body and mind to recharge so you can be refreshed and alert during the day and allow your brain to function properly. 

Australian guide to healthy eating for the elderly

Australian guide to healthy eating for the elderly

Nutrition and good eating is essential for an older person.

It promotes a healthy mind and body, which will help keep you capable of living independently at home for longer.

As we age, our taste and smell decreases, which will impact on eating habits and enjoyment of food. 

The benefits of puzzles - keeping the mind active for the elderly

The benefits of puzzles - keeping the mind active for the elderly

Dementia advocacy groups advocate for older people to keep their minds active as an important preventative measure to the development of dementia or the acceleration of dementia. 

Studies over the years have backed this standpoint, with many different researchers finding that puzzles can stimulate the brain and keep older people sharp while also delaying the onset of memory loss.

Video Chat for the Elderly - tips and tricks along with all the information you need

Video Chat for the Elderly - tips and tricks along with all the information you need
With a huge uptake in video conferencing apps and programs in the first few months of COVID-19, video calling has increased by 30 percent among research participants studies have shown.

Family and friends found video calls a great way to keep in touch with their older loved ones so they don't feel too isolated from the outside world. Check out our selection of easy to use video call watches and safety devices here under Personal Technology.

Personal alarms benefits for the elderly

Personal alarms benefits for the elderly

Personal alarms, also known as panic alarms or medical alarms, are one such product that can assist you in feeling safe while in your home or out in the community. 

These devices have accelerators that can detect falls, which can provide reassurance to the wearer so they can take more risks and live independently.

Even if you haven't had a fall, you can press the button on your personal alarm device to call for help if you have a medical episode or don't feel right.

Dr Norman Swan explores the COVID-19 impact on aged care in the future

Dr Norman Swan explores the COVID-19 impact on aged care in the future
Physician and ABC producer, journalist and broadcaster, Dr Norman Swan, expressed the need for costly changes in a fragmented and ill-working aged...

Winners announced for LASA's 2020 Excellence in Age Services Awards

Winners announced for LASA's 2020 Excellence in Age Services Awards
Industry peak body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has announced the winners for the 2020 Excellence in Aged Services (EIAS) Awards at the ...

NDIS overhaul to give easier access and make system less complex

NDIS overhaul to give easier access and make system less complex
A new package of reforms to the NDIS has been announced by the Government in response to the recommendations made in the 2019 Tune review of the NDIS Act. 

Government is enforcing face masks for aged care workers in Melbourne hotspots

Government is enforcing face masks for aged care workers in Melbourne hotspots
Since the latest statewide lockdown of Victoria, the Federal Government is requiring all aged care workers in COVID-19 hotspot areas of Melbourne to wear face masks to protect themselves and their residents from the coronavirus spread.