INNOVATION FOR ELDERHOOD

A collection of all my blog articles exploring global innovation for elderhood. Each blog piece centres around how these ideas might be replicated in your own home, community or organisation.

INNOVATION FOR ELDERHOOD

A collection of all my blog articles exploring global innovation in elderhood. Each blog piece centres around how these ideas might be replicated in your own home, community or organisation.

BLOG CATEGORIES

Books & Movies »

Reviewing books, media, movies and documentaries that promote awareness and ageing opinion. Including ‘how to’ literature to assist with ageing choices and the caregiving role.

Equipment & Technology »

Focusing on assistive equipment and technology available right now and how to access it. Includes how digital technology features in the caregiver’s role, its connectivity options and how it translates into ageing environments.

Research & Publications »

Collating article reviews and annotated bibliographies of academic peer publications, industry reports and critical research supporting further study and the blog articles.

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07/05/2017
Kirsty Porter

The Artistry of Caregiving: A Book Review

The Artistry of Caregiving: Letters to Inspire Your Caregiving Journey – A Book Review – Written by Kirsty Porter  16 May 2017 ~ Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast ~ Dear Carole Brecht,   I was so inspired by your book and the style in which you delivered it, I decided to write this book review to Read more…

18/12/2016
Kirsty Porter

7 Top Tips For A Dementia Friendly Family Christmas.

7 Top Tips For A Dementia-Friendly Family Christmas. Written by Kirsty Porter  • 18 December 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast  It’s Christmas again, and everyone wants to know, “What are we doing about Dad?”   David has Alzheimer’s Disease and has been living with this disease for 4 years now.   He is getting really Read more…

09/10/2016
Kirsty Porter

The Umbrella Dementia Cafe Radio Interview

The Umbrella Dementia Cafe Radio Interview Written by Kirsty Porter  • 9 October 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast. The marketing for The Umbrella Dementia Cafe is in full swing.  The event has had two major promotional gigs this week.  A full editorial appeared in the local Whitehorse Leader newspaper about the cafe event and the Read more…

04/10/2016
Kirsty Porter

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease? Written by Kirsty Porter  • 3 October 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe symptoms of a degenerative brain disease. Dementia is to Alzheimer’s what fruit is to an apple or what shortness of breath is to Asthma.   Dementia Read more…

12/09/2016
Kirsty Porter

Gene Wilder, Stigma and A Child’s Smile

Gene Wilder, Stigma and A Child’s Smile Written by Kirsty Porter  • 12 September 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast    It’s been more than two weeks now since Gene Wilder died, and I’m still struggling with it. We may never know the full reason why Mr. Wilder and his loving family respectfully wanted to keep Read more…

14/08/2016
Kirsty Porter

Why Cognitive Preservation in Aged Care is Essential for Organisational Agility

Why Cognitive Preservation in Aged Care is ESSENTIAL for Organisational Agility? Written by Kirsty Porter | 14 August 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast • The rules for the aged care sector are changing.  Government funding models are more and more politically and fiscally motivated, and aged care organisations are constantly finding themselves riding the wave Read more…

14/08/2016
Kirsty Porter

A Winning Active Ageing Approach

A Winning Active Ageing Approach Written by Kirsty Porter  • 15 August 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast  Over the past 12 months, you may have seen increased media exposure about how improving physical health and incorporating winning healthy active ageing principles can improve cognitive function in later life.  Not unexpected right? But what about in Read more…

17/07/2016
Kirsty Porter

The Cognitive Footprint Model

The Cognitive Footprint Model Written By   Kirsty Porter | 17 July 2016 • Nurse & Aged Care Enthusiast • The Cognitive Footprint & World Congress of Active Ageing 2016   I began my self-imposed industry research journey at the World Congress of Active Ageing in Melbourne (hosted by ISEAL), and it certainly had a profound and overwhelming affect on me. Read more…

20/06/2016
Kirsty Porter

Who is The Age Of Senescence?

Who Is The Age Of Senescence? My name is Kirsty Porter and I’ve created The Age of Senescence to share my journey to discover how different countries and cultures around the world are responding to the needs of an ageing population.   I am a qualified nurse in Australia and have been working in the Read more…

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