July 8, 2019

2019 did not start well!  An unexpected back operation followed by a bout of influenza A which turned into pneumonia and ongoing respiratory issues resulted in a relationship with the health sector like never before. And, while all of the health professionals I encount...

June 21, 2019

My mum died last month. She was almost 97. Mum had lived independently with help from family, friends, neighbours and a Veterans Affairs Homecare package up to the age of 95 years. Eighteen months ago mum moved into residential aged care as both her cognitive decline a...

December 27, 2018

Current research indicates that most people want to remain living at home as they age.  This certainly applies to baby boomers who are often reluctant to contemplate the impact of ageing and the possibility that their current lifestyle and independence may change into...

July 13, 2018

When my 94-year-old mum acquired a new neighbour who asked if there was anything she could do to help mum, my initial response was ‘thanks for the kind offer but I think the family have it covered’.

However, as mum became more forgetful and her ability to manage day to...

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