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Olive resides full time in the Training Centre of Back to Basics Care. She assists students to perform activities that take place within a health care setting. Her role here on the website is to keep you up-to-date with research and study outcomes within the health care sector.

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An Overview of Frontotemporal Dementia

January 11, 2016 0 Comments
An Overview of Frontotemporal Dementia

During your studies or research on dementia you may come across what is referred to as FTD – Frontotemporal Dementia. Here are some basics to help with your understanding of this disorder: Frontotemporal Dementia earned its name according to the progressive damage that occurs to the frontal and (or) temporal lobes of the brain. These […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine Being Trialed for Dementia Care

December 2, 2015 0 Comments
Chinese Herbal Medicine Being Trialed for Dementia Care

Over 200 Australians living with dementia will trial Chinese Herbal Medicine beginning early 2016. Researchers say Sailuotong (SLT), a combination of ginseng, ginkgo and saffron, has already shown positive results in previous studies – improving cognitive and memory impairment associated with vascular dementia. This Chinese Herbal Medicine was developed to treat vascular dementia and mixed […]

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Why Encourage Those in Your Care to Walk?

November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Why Encourage Those in Your Care to Walk?

Walking can increase your client’s health, life expectancy and quality of life. Research proves that increasing the number of daily steps you (or your client) take can increase life expectancy. 3000 Australians were monitored over 15 years during a study by the George Institute for Global Health and the Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania. Each […]

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