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Indicators for Dementia, Depression and Delirium

March 19, 2015 0 Comments
Indicators for Dementia, Depression and Delirium

Elderly clients are at a higher risk of Depression, Dementia (chronic) and Delirium (acute). To effectively treat these disorders, correct diagnosis is required. “15-30% of elderly clients will experience delirium upon admission to a medical facility while more than 55% will develop delirium during their stay.” National Centre for Biotechnology Information Depression When evaluating your […]

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Avoiding Heat Related Illness

February 23, 2015 0 Comments
Avoiding Heat Related Illness

Never underestimate the damage heat related illness can cause. Here are some strategies to avoid it. While we’re looking forward to the weather cooling as we come to the end of summer, bear in mind some of the hotter regions of Australia and the patients, clients, and Aged Care Residents who live in those conditions. […]

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Loneliness Contributing to Elderly Suicide

January 6, 2015 0 Comments
Loneliness Contributing to Elderly Suicide

Studies indicate depression and loneliness are two main factors contributing to the increase in elderly suicide. Whether it is because they feel disconnected to those around then, or they are geographically isolated, loneliness can quickly lead to a sense of discontentment, worthlessness and depression. As one elderly person who lived alone and suffered from depression […]

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How to Give Your Client a Hand Massage

December 19, 2014 0 Comments
How to Give Your Client a Hand Massage

Most people love a relaxing massage, and so here’s a general guide to perform a simple hand massage on your client. Depending on your client’s condition, frame of mind, physical state, age, and whether they are comfortable with you touching them – you would adjust the following simple hand massage to suit. For example, older […]

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