Alzheimer’s prevention

My learnings from listening to The Ultimate Health Podcast featuring Dr Dale Bredesen on ‘The End of Alzheimer’s’

My learnings from listening to The Ultimate Health Podcast featuring Dr Dale Bredesen on ‘The End of Alzheimer’s’

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Dr. Dale Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He is the author of New York Times bestselling book, The End of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease effects the plasticity of the brain responsible for learning news information. It damages the hippocampus which is the critical part of the brain responsible for …

Lumin gets an audio tune up + 2 new features!

Lumin gets an audio tune up + 2 new features!

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As one of our dear customers said, ‘people talk with their face’. Of course, they are right, ‘we humans’ interpret so much more with face to face interaction and we have heard so many wonderful stories of video calls on Lumin. We’ve also heard the video sound quality has been inconsistent, which of course isn’t ideal. So our tech team …

Healthy Living For the Elderly: Eat, Supplement, Exercise

Healthy Living For the Elderly: Eat, Supplement, Exercise

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As people age, their dietary, exercise, and supplement needs change. Here is what you need to know about those changes, as well as some suggestions for how to best meet your bodies needs as you age. Caring for physical health is important at every age. We take care of our bodies through healthy diet, physical fitness, and often through the …

6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

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It’s an unfortunate reality that many seniors find themselves terribly isolated. After a spouse passes away or a debilitating illness hits, it’s common for a senior to be cut off from both friends and family for extended periods of time. Obviously, this isn’t intentional on anyone’s part – it’s simply a disheartening reality. Isolation is not limited to just a …

Lumin selected for Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant by Impact Investing Australia

Lumin selected for Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant by Impact Investing Australia

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Social isolation is a considerable problem. An Australian Bureau of Statistics report shows that people over the age of 65 years with moderate and severe disabilities spend 85% of their waking time alone (Ref: Brotherhood 2007). Socially isolated people experience a 26% increase in mortality compared to those who had meaningful social engagement (Ref: UK 2013). Lumin offers seniors and …

The Effects of Loneliness and Isolation on the Elderly

The Effects of Loneliness and Isolation on the Elderly

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The current drive to help older people live at home for longer may be creating higher levels of isolation and loneliness for them. While the move to help our seniors remain in familiar surroundings for as long as possible is generally made with the best intentions, the focus on meeting their physical care – rather than their full range of …

Trapped at home but perfectly healthy – A carers perspective

Trapped at home but perfectly healthy – A carers perspective

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Some years ago, my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  I remember it started innocuously enough, forgetting words in conversation, thinking it was just a little old-age forgetfulness.  But what followed was a long and arduous journey that so many others in her position have faced – the gradual decline of memory, function and ultimately, identity.  But Gran was one of …

Aged care crisis – the fear of being alone and vulnerable

Aged care crisis – the fear of being alone and vulnerable

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Elderly people are usually afraid of being alone, especially if they are suffering from chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s. This fear can make them want to follow their caregivers wherever they go and even get upset when they are left alone. It makes it difficult for you to help them, and it’s important to come up with elaborate strategies to …

If there is one thing you do to help your parents living alone, this is it

If there is one thing you do to help your parents living alone, this is it

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Caring for aging parents is an important responsibility facing many of us. Without a proper plan, this can lead to multiple challenges, including a work-life conflict that reduces productivity and increases stress at the workplace. The problem can be even more compound when you have to care for kids too. There are multiple obstacles involved, and you might find yourself …