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Learning started with hating school!

Learning started with hating school!

"At home, I discovered new and amazing things about the world. At school, I spent hours copying 'boring' information into my books. The boredom was awful, but the unfairness I observed was worse. Kids like me – the ones with good memories and fluent English - got lots...

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Dementia and the seasons

Dementia and the seasons

Does the weather and seasons have an impact on a person living with dementia? The best way to think about this question is: “does the weather have an impact on those who don’t have dementia?". The answer is yes. On long summer days we tend to go to sleep later because...

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4 tips for engaging your loved one living with dementia

4 tips for engaging your loved one living with dementia

For someone living with dementia, social isolation can significantly impact them and their moods. Isolation isn’t always being physically alone, but rather them being unintentionally excluded in a room full of people. Here are 4 tips on how to include your loved one...

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Tamar’s ‘aha’ moment

Tamar’s ‘aha’ moment

Everyone has a moment where the only words that come to mind are 'oh no'! We let the 'oh no' settle, and often, it's followed by an 'aha!'. Founder of Group Homes Australia, Tamar Krebs shares some of the biggest moments in her previous aged care career. “In 2010 I...

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5 Personal care tips from Group Homes Australia

5 Personal care tips from Group Homes Australia

Founder at Group Homes Australia Tamar Krebs shares 5 personal care tips for supporting your loved one living with dementia. Personal care can be one of the most stressful tasks that needs to be done everyday when caring for someone living with dementia. The challenge...

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Little things, big impact: awareness and practice

Little things, big impact: awareness and practice

At Group Homes Australia we have an ongoing commitment to explore, connect and share. Our Clinical Manager, Wendy Lau has taken the lead on a new initiative which incorporates her personal vision of exploring how we can take better care of our environment and at the...

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