April 10, 2020

Goodness it's Good Friday and we are not, for the first time in 10 years, having our Annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race Party.

We are SO blessed to live on stunning Moreton Bay just north of Brisbane, with the extra privilege of living right on the beach more-or-le...

April 7, 2020

We all have our daily routine – wake up, perhaps a coffee or tea in bed with the news on the TV, shower and get dressed, have breakfast, if you’re working from home go into your office and get your day started, or if you're still going to a workplace get in the car or...

March 25, 2020

MemBo Noticeboard's service remains uninterrupted, and it's worth is weight in gold - now more than ever!!

For people who need support to live independently and for their Families and Carers, these times are especially difficult.

Whether you live close to one another or...

February 18, 2020

Whilst we certainly can't boast QUITE this result, we can certainly boast a successful start to getting more help through my mother's door.

Mum lives independently in a Retirement Village, but over the last 6 months or so a major challenge came to our door.

And it's one...

February 7, 2020

In my December 13 Blog I was talking about the problems we were having getting my mum - who is 92 and has Alzheimer's dementia - into the shower and especially, to wash her hair.

Things had gotten very bad, but no matter how I tried to be diplomatic and caring...

January 30, 2020

When considering how to support a loved one to continue to live independently in the face of deteriorating capacity – whatever that looks like - the natural response seems to be to look mainly to the physical.

By that I mean, aids that prevent falls, aids that track a c...

December 18, 2019

Sometimes we are kinder to our pets, and more aware of the dangers of heat stroke, than we are with respect to our elderly and our children.

The heat presents significant challenges for the young and the old, and particularly for people living with dementia.

In part...

December 13, 2019

This morning in bed, my husband and I were discussing the next phase of mum's care - she's 92, still living independently in a Retirement Village - because we underpin everything - but teetering on the edge now, of everything falling in a heap.

Key, and a common behavio...

December 5, 2019

Isn't it a relief when a politician follows through with what he or she said he or she would do?

I realise that sounds a little cynical, but I guess, like many people, I've come to not expect this will be the case.

Not so with our Federal Member Luke Howarth who recently...

November 11, 2019

 I was chatting recently with a friend of mine about his parents, particularly his concerns about their plans - of lack of - for the future.

They’re only in their 70s – so still young, and certainly not NEEDING to change anything - they live on acreage, they have a coup...

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