By: admin On: September 4, 2018

The Backward Chaining Method for Falls Prevention Backward chaining techniques in preventing falls are used to teach the older adult a task and to actively involve the older adult in the task. In this case, this is getting onto the floor safely and more importantly getting off the floor. They begin...

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By: admin On: August 26, 2018

Prevent falling and Play Hopping and jumping over the rock pools brings out the child in me.  I am always delighted that for a moment the spring chicken in me is preventing my older me from falling.  Prevention is not just for older adults by the way. Balance helps...

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By: admin On: July 29, 2018

Our working future What will I look like at 68 when I supposedly retire from working? When I was a kid I thought 68 was ancient. Now I have friends who are in their 60’s and quite frankly, fabulous.  60 is the new black.  I know we are all...

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By: admin On: July 1, 2018

He was my elderly gentlemen Obviously, I have a soft spot for our older population. I witnessed the till operator (a lady in her mid to late 50’s) being rude to an elderly gentlemen. It wasn’t the time to pick a discussion with the operator.   Parkinsons Disease Based...

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By: admin On: June 17, 2018

Evidence-based! You are making an improvement and recording evidence but that is sometimes considered wooly. What have we learnt from the non-medicalised model? The famous phrase, evidence-based. This starts as a new, nervous person attending a class but quickly changes. Friendships form instantly. It is watching old friends catching...

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By: admin On: May 22, 2018

Mum. Affectionally known as The Duchess. My Mum has cared for my Dad for over 25 years. When I say cared… that is changing socks daily, getting him dressed and then undressed, dealing with personal care and all the accidents especially after radiotherapy bowel damage, making the call whether...

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