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Hoarding, A Disorder That Can Be Distressing For Everyone

Dr Maree Todd, a geriatrician for Auckland Hospital, says Mary J’s experience with her Mum’s hoarding can be tricky to deal with. “This is the story of someone with a hoarding…

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Dressing Table Nostalgia!

Take a treasure-filled trip down memory lane with residents of Bupa’s Waterlea and Bethesda facilities! Many of the beautiful items featured in this article were given by husbands and parents…

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Booklet: Delirium – Information for patients, family / whānau & friends

This booklet produced by the Waitemata DHB provides information to family, whānau, and visitors of people with delirium. Delirium, or acute confusion, can be alarming for the sufferer and family providing…

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Carer stories: Polio Then + Now

Two Family Care readers share their inspiring stories about living with, and caring for a family member with polio. Edith Morris contracted polio as a child, and like many New…

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Carer Story: We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday!

The annual family post-Christmas vacation to Whangamata was the event of the year. Five weeks of sunshine, endless hours of boogie boarding, fish and chips with the town’s entire seagull…

Being Prepared For Homecare Visits

Often visits from health and support professionals are carefully timed, so ensure you get the help you need by being well prepared. Access Homehealth Regional Manager Jo Kara has shared…

Carer Story: Have Walking Frame, Will Travel

When planning her latest excursion to the Greek village of Leonidion, Diana Noonan asked her Mum to share the journey. For 20 years I’ve been visiting the same small village…

Carer Story: Pacific Caring

A snapshot of the life of Alfred Manaseli Hartnell. By Richard Pamatatau Memories of Alfred My cousin Alfred was profoundly disabled from birth – though my Grand Aunt Ruth Hartnell…