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Featured in this issue
Self care is not selfish
New technology for the aging
Dementia vs Alzheimers
by Maree McCabe AM, CEO of Dementia Australia
Many people have heard of dementia but might not understand what it is or what the difference is between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Dementia is a progressive, fatal disease of the brain.
It’s time to focus on your health and wellbeing
Carers Queensland Explains
It can be simple, and it can also be complex. It can happen gradually or even overnight. You might be looking after a loved one or a friend, without realising you are a carer. Our Carer Program is designed to make your life better.
Discover how to save on aged care
by Rachel Lane, Aged Care Gurus
When it comes to residential aged care (what used to be called “nursing homes”) many people believe that if they don’t have any money, they won’t get in. Which is simply not true.
I'm not a carer - or am I?
In Australia today, there are around 2.7 million people looking after a family member with a disability, medical condition, mental illness, or frailty due to age. Most do not see themselves as carers. Instead, they think of themselves as children, parents, partners, relatives or friends who are caring for someone close to them.
How to deal with anxiety?
Feelings of anxiety can be normal and healthy, or they can indicate an anxiety problem. It’s normal, for example, to feel afraid when a large dog snaps at you or to worry when a family member is several hours late and has not called. These feelings can help you to protect yourself and others you care about.
News and updates
The Australian Carers Guide helps launch Caring for Carers initiative at the Leopold Community Centre Nov 9th. Paul was invited to speak at the Leopold community centre’s launch of their ‘Caring for the Carer’ programme. It was great to get to know this wonderful group of carers and how much they are enjoying our new magazine.
Do you need emergency support?
Call Carer Gateway for support and services 1800 422 737 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm local time. Call Carer Gateway if you need emergency respite 1800 422 737 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you. Register to join the online forum and be part of a supportive community with other carers.