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Category: Elderly Health and Lifestyle
Getting more iron in older age

Getting more iron in older age

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Iron is a nutrient that is important for individuals of all ages. It’s important for aged care workers to know that getting more iron in older age is essential for good health The role of iron is to regulate some of our vital bodily functions. Iron aids in maintaining healthy enzymes, producing energy, transporting oxygen […]

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Dealing with depression in aged care

Dealing with depression in aged care

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Did you know, according to research 1 in 3 residential care residents suffers from depression? If you are in or working towards a career in aged care, understanding the risk factors, symptoms and what to do is vital. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Australian men aged over 85 have the highest […]

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An overview of arthritis for aged care workers

An overview of arthritis for aged care workers

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Arthritis isn’t just a condition affecting older individuals, however it is more likely to affect older Australians, in particular those who are female. This overview of arthritis for aged care workers can help you know what to expect and how to help. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, arthritis affects less than 1% of […]

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Fun ways to create memories in Queensland for those aged 65+

Fun ways to create memories in Queensland for those aged 65+

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

As aged care workers, your job is to take care of, not only the physical but also the mental and emotional needs of your clients. One way of doing this is by helping your clients to create new and fun memories. There is no shortage of activities in Queensland for over 65s, but to save […]

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Why fibre is so vital for your aged care clients

Why fibre is so vital for your aged care clients

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Nutrition is important at every stage in life, and it’s certainly vital to eat well for good health as we age. Working in aged care part of your role might involve assisting older Australians with their shopping, cooking or eating. This means you can help them to make healthy choices for their bodies.   The […]

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Can Brain Training Apps Help Your Brain Stay Young?

Can Brain Training Apps Help Your Brain Stay Young?

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

The brain is arguably the body’s most useful organ. It regulates your sleep, your nervous system, your memory, your mental ability. So how do you keep your brain functioning at its full potential and prevent brain disease once you start to get older? An extensive range of brain training apps has been designed with this […]

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Why walking is so important for your health

Why walking is so important for your health

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

With such busy lives, it is important to look after yourself. Walking more will reduce your stress, help clear your mind and believe it or not – give you more energy. Working in Aged Care you will also notice the benefits to those in care, if you introduce walking into your weekly rituals. Most of […]

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