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Electronic Books Ideal for Those 60+

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

A new study has suggested that electronic reading devices are easier for seniors to read than a printed book, The Telegraph in the UK reported. The Telegraph quoted a study done at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany which suggests that seniors are able to read pages on an e-reader three to four seconds faster than pages on printed paper.Whilst all groups had no problem understanding the text on every platform, the older participants took 3 to 4 seconds longer to finish a page on printed paper than on a digital device.

 

Aged Care Options: What Are Aged Care Placement Services?

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

When the time comes to place a loved one in aged care, many people want to know what their options are.  Among the myriad of care choices from home care to respite care to nursing homes, aged care placement services are sometimes overlooked and many people don’t know what they are.

 

Residential Aged Care: BlueCross Purchases Scotchman’s Creek Aged Care

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

BlueCross assumed ownership of Scotchman’s Creek Aged Care Residence in Mount Waverly last Friday (March 1).

The residence formally managed by Ageing Together is an extra service residence offering low care, high care, respite and dementia specific needs for 134 residents. The facility is set on five acres of parkland.

 

Understanding Aged Care: Train Your Brain with the Things You Love

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Whether it be to finally start learning French or any language that you have always wanted to speak, mastering a new instrument or unleashing your inner artist, photographer or chef, there has never been a better time to start doing something you love for your brain!

The Heart Your Brain Challenge asks particpants to pledge a commitment to brain health for 21 days starting from March 11.Pre-registration is now open for Alzheimer’s Australia’s 21 day Heart Your Brain Challenge.

 

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