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Relationships & Family

As the number of dementia diagnoses climbs in Australia, many of us will either find ourselves caring for a parent with dementia, or facing our own dementia diagnosis. Living with dementia is difficult for everyone concerned, and we share here the story of one family. [This is a guest post …

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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 …

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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 …

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The thought of Chrismas shopping makes many of us want to just run away and hide, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Use our gift ideas to shop online, avoiding the crowds, minimising your spend, and being confident that everyone will be delighted with your selection …

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Gender roles in Australia are changing and being challenged within families. Australian men have an opportunity to embrace this change and move forward, with renewed strength, in partnerships that have more to do with equality and the commensurate application of skills, different as they may be, and less about a …

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Christmas! When I was a child that word held so much excitement and promise. It was rich with tradition and expectation. It started weeks before the actual day, with the arrival of what seemed to have been hundreds of Christmas cards which were opened, passed around for reading and then …

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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 …

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One morning earlier this year I woke up and realised it was the 50th anniversary for my Telopea Park High School class of ’65 (Canberra, Australia). So, I posted on a relevant community Facebook page to see if I had been forgotten, left out … or rejected! Surely someone was …

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