Megan Blandford

Megan Blandford

Journalist

Megan Blandford is a freelance writer, covering topics across the fields of health, travel, parenting, business and lifestyle. Prior to this, she worked as a human resources manager and holds postgraduate business qualifications. Megan lives in country Victoria with her husband, two children and a few sheep and chooks.
22 articles

Articles by Megan

older man jogging Manage & Recover

Life after a heart attack: lifestyle changes

After a heart attack, it’s important to make changes to your lifestyle to reduce the chances of it happening again. We look at ways to help you lead… read more

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Megan Blandford 19 Apr 16 Heart health
middle age men talking Manage & Recover

Life after a heart attack: the first few weeks

The first few weeks after your heart attack are often about easing back into your life. Here are some tips to help you do that.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 19 Apr 16 Heart health
little girl kissing grandpa Manage & Recover

Heart attack: family, life, relationships

Your loved ones might be struggling to deal with your heart attack. Here’s how to help them while still putting your needs first.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 19 Apr 16 Heart health
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Life after a heart attack: the emotional journey

After a heart attack, you’ll have to deal with a range of emotions. We take a look at  what you might expect.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 18 Apr 16 Heart health
Grandfather with grandson Caring

Five ways to keep your loved one connected

Social connection is really important as your loved ones grow older; we share some tips to help them stay socially connected.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 02 Mar 16 Keep connected
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Five post-pregnancy exercises for new mums

We talk tips for safe, effective and fun post-pregnancy exercises.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 08 Dec 15 Parental health
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Cutting down on sugar: where to start

It’s the sweet question on everyone’s lips: am I eating too much sugar?

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 08 Dec 15 Healthy eating
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Nuts: a superfood

Nuts are a healthy food to add to your daily diet, but how many should you eat and how can you get your fill?

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 07 Dec 15 Healthy eating
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Breaking the binge habit

Over-indulging can be bad for your health, whether it’s munching through a family bag of chips on your own, watching endless hours of TV or worse,… read more

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 07 Dec 15 Healthy eating
person being pushed in wheelchair Caring

Tackling a sporting match with an older loved one

If your elderly loved one enjoys watching sport, they may enjoy a trip to the footy. We share some tips to help you prepare for the outing.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 09 Nov 15 Keep connected
Elderly women laughing over coffee Caring

Why your social life is more important than you think

Having a good social life is fun, but did you know it can also be important for mental health too? 

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Megan Blandford 14 Sep 15 Keep connected
Elderly man with family Caring

The true story of the sandwich generation

How to juggle caring for ageing parents, for your children – and yourself!

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 08 Sep 15 Carer support
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Balancing your work and care commitments

Tips to help you juggle caring for ageing or ill loved ones, managing work – and looking after yourself.

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Megan Blandford 26 Aug 15 Carer support
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The power of music

We look at how singing and music may help aged care residents and those living with dementia.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 05 Aug 15 Considering care
John shopping for fruit Manage & Recover

Life after a heart attack: John's story

We talk to John Langdon about how he changed his lifestyle after suffering a heart attack at the age of 55.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 05 Aug 15 Heart health
Elderly couple taking a selfie Caring

3 Tips to keep connected

Being socially active can help improve your health and wellbeing. We look at ways you and your elderly loved one can stay socially connected. 

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 29 Jul 15 Keep connected
Elderly people laughing Caring

Silver friendship: 5 tips to help your loved one make friends in aged care

If your loved one is moving into an aged care home, how can they get to know the other residents and make some new friends? 

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 22 Jul 15 Considering care
Elderly couple at the beach Caring

Five fun ways to spend time with your loved one

Five fun-filled ways to spend time with your elderly relative.   

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 08 Jul 15 Keep connected
older couple on bus Caring

Five ways to get around without a car

If your loved one is no longer able to drive, what are their options for getting around?

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 16 Jun 15 Stay independent
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5 ways to get around without a car

If your loved one is no longer able to drive, what are their options for getting around?

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 11 Jun 15 Stay independent
Elderly people chatting Caring

Keeping your loved one socially active

Social connections are really important for people living with dementia. Here are some tips to help keep your loved one socially engaged and involved.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 26 May 15 Keep connected
Safe home Caring

Some quick home fixes for people with dementia

Some helpful changes in the home for people living with dementia.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 20 May 15 Stay independent

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