National Pain Week: Chronic Pain

27 July 2018 National Pain Week: Chronic Pain – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Suzanne Eustace 3.2 million Australians experience chronic pain every day, 17.1% of men and 20% of women. The total number of people living with chronic pain in Australia is expected to increase to 5 million by 2050.* If your pain has continued…

National Pain Week: Acute Pain

25 July 2018 National Pain Week: Acute Pain – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Suzanne Eustace National Pain Week is observed from 23rd to 29th July. This article, focussing on acute pain, is the first in a two part series. The second article will focus on chronic pain. Acute pain lasts for a short time. It…

Eye Health Awareness Month

18 July 2018 Eye Health Awareness Month – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes JulEYE is The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation’s national eye health awareness month that takes place during July each year. As Australia’s population ages, the number of people who are blind or have vision loss is expected to be over 800,000 by 2020.…

National Diabetes Week

13 July 2018 National Diabetes Week – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Julie Doran National Diabetes Week runs from 8 July to 14 July 2018. In 2018, National Diabetes Week will continue to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes as part of the “It’s About Time”…

Muriel’s Memories

5 July 2018 Muriel’s Memories – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Muriel became a client of Interchange Australia ten years ago after suffering a travelling stroke. While her balance and eyesight aren’t the best and she wears a hearing aid, she is committed to continue living independently in her Bowral home. In her own…