Life wasn't always easy for Margaret Wells. Originally from London, Margaret moved to Australia in 1968 with her husband, settling in Sydney's northern beaches region to raise her two children, Simon and Angela.
Sasha: a lonley life restored
Sasha and her husband settled in a small cul-de-sac where other Russian speakers also lived and she was well-known and loved in this tight-knit community.
Janice and Daryl: early onset dementia
When Janice developed early onset dementia in her late fifties, Daryl had no hesitation in retiring from his business to care for her.
Frida: recovery through rehabilitation
Nearly three weeks after suffering a severe stroke requiring surgery, hope of recovery seemed to be running out for 71 year old Frida Zammit.
Greg: as cricket stories go...
As Greg entered his mid-50s, worrying changes began to occur. He seemed to have less empathy for others, was struggling to concentrate and began to have difficulties managing at work.
Ian and Virginia: support for families and loved ones
Ian enjoyed hosting barbecues and was an avid Rugby Sevens fan, then in January 2010 came the shock discovery of advanced bowel cancer.
Lillian: rising up to meet every challenge
Learning to walk again is not something Lillian expected to do in her eighties but that’s exactly what has happened after a spinal condition suddenly robbed her of her mobility.
Liz and Brian: palliative carers help patients defy the odds
A mother of eight with 25 grandchildren had everything to live for when she was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.
Maree: Braeside Hospital's team goes above and beyond
A few years after Maree moved closer to family, they began to feel uneasy about some unusual behaviours.
Margaret: a little help goes a long way
Rex Bower remembers to the very minute when wife Margaret had a stroke that paralysed her left side and changed their lives forever.
Mavis: after a lifetime of caring for others
After a long journey of caring for others Mavis received the special care she needed in her latter days.
Val and Lill: a bond that can't be broken
Progressing dementia and reduced mobility became an almost impenetrable barrier between sisters, reducing contact to just once a year.