Elder Abuse is on the rise, but there are steps we can take to prevent it from happening to those we love. This article looks at elder abuse with a particular focus on those in care.
Dementia Australia provides a range of sensitive and flexible services to support people with any type of dementia, their families and carers throughout the illness.
The Australian Government subsidises many different types of aged care services. To be eligible for these services, which include home help and in and out of home care, an aged care assessment is required. Find out more about the services available, including costs and subsidies, and how they can be accessed.
ABC Health and Wellbeing outlines the most common warning signs of dementia. Additional information on memory loss, ageing and general health can be accessed via this page.
Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people. Find out what you can do if you are worried about someone.
Advance Care Planning Australia has resources to help people think about, discuss and document their wishes for end of life care. Information includes state and territory specific requirements and documentation.
Ozcare Dementia Support has compiled a list of picture books that help children to understand the various aspects of dementia and what it means for their relationships, in a language they can understand.
The Dementia Centre is a leading resource and research centre for aged care. The Centre's resources include practical guides for carers and family members. The guides are free to download.
This UK based service is aimed at people with ageing and elderly family and friends. It offers many useful guides and advice for people navigating the challenges of old age. Topics range from health and loneliness, to managing finances and avoiding scams.
This book by Kate Sumner, provides a practical guide to dealing with often difficult issues. It looks at such things as finding quality care and housing, managing money, wills and healthcare and accessing reliable resources.
The NSW Department of Fair Trading has published a guide for seniors about their consumer rights with handy tips about avoiding scams, using the internet and selling a home. Their website also offers guides on rights and laws as they apply to retirement villages.
Michele's mother Jean was a vibrant part of the community. When Jean's memory began to fail, Michele stepped into the role of primary carer. She's written a memoir about the final year they spent together navigating the medical, bureaucratic and emotional maze of memory loss. Here she talks to ABC's Richard Fidler.
The Ella Centre provides quality programs, services and advocacy to support people and communities across the Inner West of Sydney, with a focus on people with disabilities, dementia, older people, carers and others.
Definitions and distinctions from Alzheimer's Association (USA), the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
Life Matters discussion of a heart-warming picture book about the special bond between children and grandparents, and what happens when life and relationships change.
Life Matters discussion of Kate Sumner's book and the challenges which arise as our parents age.
Filled with practical information to help Australian families plan ahead, make wise decisions and manage the inevitable crises, Caring For Your Elderly Parent is a comprehensive guide to planning aged care.