Preventing & Managing Dementia with Exercise

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Were you at out Let’s Talk: Brain Health presentation with Sophie last month? We’ve summarised some of the key takeaways regarding exercise and dementia below: What is dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term for a collection of symptoms involving the progressive loss in mental and physical function. The main parts of the brain affected by…

The Blue Zones: Where living to be 100 is easy

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Stamatis Moraitis in his Olive Grove In an article for the New York Times, Blue Zones expert, Dan Beuttner told the story of Greek War Veteran Stamatis Moraitis. Whilst living in the U.S during the 1970’s, Ikarian born, Moraitis was diagnosed with lung cancer. At the time Moraitis was given the option to be treated…

Bats: Protecting yourself, your family and your pets

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Bats play an important role in our environment, helping to spread native plants. A small number of bats carry Australian Bat Lyssavirus, a fatal disease similar to rabies. Protect your family, pets, and bats, by reporting any injured bats to RSPCA at 1300 ANIMAL, and remember never to touch bats! Please consider completing the Metro…

Muscling Up Against Disability

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A new article published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity reports on the cost-effectiveness of centre-based, progressive resistance plus balance training for Australians over the age of 65 years; the Muscling Up Against Disability program. Burnie Brae, in partnership with the University of Queensland and Bond University, are pleased that many Brisbane adults…

Reduce your falls risk this festive season

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Our Functional Fitness class will reduce your falls risk The holiday season is officially in full swing, trees are up and Christmas decorations are on display. As much as this is an exciting time of year, extra items in your home can be a cue to brush up on falls information. Don’t go clearing away…

Tips to Manage your Medication

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Did you know that two thirds of seniors are taking more than five types of medication on a daily basis? This is called Polypharmacy and unfortunately can put you at a higher risk of experiencing medicated related harm. Whilst medication often plays a vital role in management of diseases, it must be used correctly and…

Top tips to avoid scammers

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Scammers target people of all ages and demographics, however, seniors are often targeted more frequently. This is because older Australians are often more financially stable than younger people and are generally less familiar with the internet. Tips to avoid falling for scammers tricks are outlined below:   Pick out door-to-door sales scams While many legitimate…

Heart Week 28 April – 4 May

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Heart Week by the Heart Foundation Australia is celebrated from 28 April – 4 May. Heart week aims to start a conversation surrounding the importance of good heart health and highlight steps that can be taken towards achieving this. A few of these are outlined below:   Get moving! Regular physical activity is great for…

Tips for seniors living alone

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It is normal to want to stay in your own home for as long as possible as you age. However, it is important to take certain steps to ensure your safety and comfort, especially when living alone. Listed below are five quick tips to improve safety. Get to know your neighbours Taking the time to…

Tips to reduce your fall risk

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If you missed our Let’s Talk: Balance and environmental hazards presentation last month fear not! We have outlined our top tips for reducing the risk of a fall in your home below. Create clear walking paths Arrange furniture so that you have a clear walking path, remove small furniture and clutter from hallways and stairs….