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 …

If There is One Thing You Do to Save Your Parents Feeling Lonely, This Is It

If There is One Thing You Do to Save Your Parents Feeling Lonely, This Is It

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The word ‘alone’ means different things at different phases in our lives. Words that spring to mind are solitary, single and unaccompanied. Being on our own can feel gloriously wonderful on a surfboard beyond the line of breakers. By the same token, we can feel utterly isolated in a crowd of strangers we do not know. Our Surroundings Have a …

Technology supports independence for disabled teenagers

Technology supports independence for disabled teenagers

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While the path to independence can be extremely stressful for any parent, it is doubly so for the parents of a child with a disability. While they may celebrate the fact that their charge is taking his or her first steps towards freedom and autonomy, they are at the same time filled with fear about the ‘what ifs’. Possibly their …

Isolation and its effect on the elderly

Isolation and its effect on the elderly

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For a long time now, research has focused on how isolation and loneliness affect elderly people. In recent times, policymakers around the world have been giving increased attention to this area. For instance, the National Council of Seniors in Canada declared isolation among seniors as one of its points of focus for the 2013-14 period. The UK started its ‘Campaign …

Social Isolation

Social Isolation

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The thought of our seniors feeling isolated and alone is sad and distressing to many of us. But did you know that it is also a health risk? Research shows that a lack of social relationships is as much of a risk factor for early mortality as smoking and obesity . In fact, older adults who feel lonely are more …

​Safety concerns for the elderly take an emotional toll

​Safety concerns for the elderly take an emotional toll

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Australia’s aging population is multiplying at an unprecedented rate. According to Government demographic figures, the proportion of the population over 65 years grew from eight percent in 1970 to 13 percent 15 years ago and is forecast to double to around 25 percent by 2040, as better diet and healthcare prolongs lifespan. As the Baby Boomer surge pushes through society, …

Keeping Mum Safe

Keeping Mum Safe

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If you are like me, your love and concern for your parents are one of the most powerful forces in your life. Your parents have always been there for you; through sleepless nights, scraped knees,  and broken hearts. When my mum was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s Disease, I knew it was my time to be there for her. One of …

Keeping Disabled Teenagers Safe

Keeping Disabled Teenagers Safe

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Every parent wants to keep their children safe and secure and help them to be healthy and happy. The potential for injuries and harm is often higher for children with disabilities, however, and predicting and counteracting the risks is a significant and ongoing challenge for caregivers. Nevertheless, parents of children with disabilities learn to manage and support their children as …