People with Dementia often “lose their swallow.”  This is not often known yet it causes aspiration pneumonia (things going down the wrong way) and is often the reason doctors give a  “Nil By Mouth” order.  There are however things you can do. Here Colleen Kerr talks about her wish for a Masterfood Challenge where the…

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Between them, Colleen Kerr and Dijana Dragicevich have seen it all. Whether you have a new diagnosis of stroke or your parent with dementia is ‘losing their swallow’ these savvy Speech Pathologists  have tricks and techniques to help you or your loved one live their best life. All their life. Most impressively they can help…

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  As we get older, our bodies may not be or do what they used to. Watch and listen to the amazing, Unstoppable  Tracy Schmitt who talks with Dr Merran Cooper about the importance of taking risks, even when you don’t know if you can do it. Staying optimistic, passionate and determined no matter what life brings…

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Skin Tears, Cellulitis and how To Prevent Skin Ulcers The skin of an elderly person is fragile. When there is a tear or break in the skin bacteria can enter. if this happens it’s important to cover the skin break immediately to promote healthy healing and prevent ulcers. Infected ulcers can become cellulitis which is...

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