Aged care comes in a variety of forms, whether it’s home care, residential aged care homes or weekly visits from community professionals. However, when we think of aged care, it’s not uncommon to think of bland, canteen-style food, ward rounds and small, stuffy rooms. September last year represented a change in the system, when NewDirection…

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Dementia affects approximately 160,000 Australians, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common type. Alzheimer’s affects 48 million people worldwide and accounts for 50-75% of dementia cases, especially amongst elderly people. Elderly women are also at a slightly higher risk than men of developing the disease. According to Ozcare, “Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative condition that…

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