Be a happy Empty Nester and avoid Empty Nest Depression

Will you be a happy empty nester or will you struggle with empty nest depression? Leanne Le Cras shares tips for preparing for and enjoying your empty nest. Leanne successfully launched her two fledglings several years ago and has written extensively about being an empty nester. [This is a guest post by Leanne Le Cras […]

She could have been a hand model: Coping with a parent with dementia

[This is a guest post by Rachael Thomson. Rachael is a working editor. You can read about her work at Rachael has generously shared her family story of the reality of caring for a parent with dementia.] Her hands lay stiff in our palms. Cool and sticky. These were no longer the beautiful smooth […]

Decoding Aged Care services in Australia; choosing the right service.

At some stage of our lives most of us will need to consider aged care options, for ourselves or for family members. To say this is a daunting process is an understatement; both navigating the government support and working out which is the best service, can be time consuming, confusing and expensive. [This post was […]

Across the generations

Mother was raised on an orchard in the Huon Valley, Tasmania and like many who grew up in the 1930’s depression, she was a determined, single-minded, independent woman who never had a full time job. Her education was limited; not finishing high school. Married just before World War II, Mum spent time in Canberra and […]

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