Author: Kirsty Porter

May 7, 2017 Kirsty Porter 1 comment

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 ~ Share 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…

December 18, 2016 Kirsty Porter 2 comments

7 Top Tips For A Dementia-Friendly Family Christmas. Written by Kirsty Porter  • 18 December 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast  Share 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…

October 9, 2016 Kirsty Porter 1 comment

The Umbrella Dementia Cafe Radio Interview Written by Kirsty Porter  • 9 October 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast. Share 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…

October 4, 2016 Kirsty Porter No comments exist

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease? Written by Kirsty Porter  • 3 October 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast. Share 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.  …

September 12, 2016 Kirsty Porter 11 comments

Gene Wilder, Stigma and A Child’s Smile Written by Kirsty Porter  • 12 September 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast  Share   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…

August 14, 2016 Kirsty Porter No comments exist

Why Cognitive Preservation in Aged Care is ESSENTIAL for Organisational Agility? Written by Kirsty Porter | 14 August 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast • Share 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…

August 14, 2016 Kirsty Porter 1 comment

A Winning Active Ageing Approach Written by Kirsty Porter  • 15 August 2016 • Nurse and Aged Care Enthusiast  Share 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…

July 17, 2016 Kirsty Porter 6 comments

The Cognitive Footprint Model Written By   Kirsty Porter | 17 July 2016 • Nurse & Aged Care Enthusiast • Sharing   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…

June 20, 2016 Kirsty Porter 11 comments

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…