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Whether it’s expert advice, delicious recipe ideas or invaluable insights from carers, we’ve got a wealth of useful articles to help you manage self-isolation.
Transitioning a loved one into residential care is often a challenging time for all. As a care provider, you’ll go from being the full-time manager of all things day-to-day, to simply being a loved one – their husband, wife, son, daughter, friend or sibling once more.
Have you heard of the old saying ‘use it or lose it’? We’ll usually say this when talking about an object, but did you know this also applies to your brain?
Our brain is an amazing organ, with the ability to build new connections regardless of our age. Even five minutes a day of brain stimulation can be beneficial.
Taking the time to reflect on your well-being and emotional needs during a time of self-isolation can seem selfish, right? Well, no. The truth is it’s absolutely necessary to ensuring you stay positive and cope with the unique times we are living in.
Self-isolation due to COVID-19 is bringing with it many adjustments and some easier to process than others. Being at home with loved ones is cited by many as one of the benefits, but what do you do and how do you cope when your loved one lives in a residential aged care centre and has dementia?
Right now, everyone is living in their own self-isolation bubble and dealing with the new reality of doing more than we normally would in our homes. The emotional adjustment is huge; and it will take time to accept these changes in our daily life as the “new normal”. For people living with dementia it’s even harder, as they try to not only understand what these changes mean for their daily life, but why they are happening.