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York’s Dementia Friendly Town project moves to exciting new stage

20/02/18

York’s involvement in a national-first dementia friendly town project is moving into the next stage with free community training.

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Manjimup’s Dementia Friendly Town project moves to exciting new stage

20/02/18

Manjimup’s involvement in a national-first dementia friendly town project is moving into the next stage with free community training.

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 Alzheimer’s WA announces Dementia Friendly Communities Roadshow to combat stigma associated with dementia in regional Western Australia

19/02/18

Alzheimer’s WA and the communities throughout the SouthWest and Wheatbelt are working together as part of the Dementia Friendly Communities project to create more dementia-aware and understanding communities by reducing the stigma associated with dementia. The project, supported by the WA Country Health Service, is the first of its kind in Australia.

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Western Australians urged to curb their chocolate cravings to raise money for people living with dementia

13/02/18

Could you survive without chocolate for a whole month? Alzheimer’s WA is asking chocolate lovers everywhere to do just that, with their Chocolate Block Challenge.

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Local resident bequests $1 million to Alzheimer’s WA

05/02/18

The late Don Brandenburg, a resident of the Great Southern, bequeathed part of his estate for the well-being of older people in the region. Apart from donations to other local organisations, the trustees of the estate have bequeathed $1,000,000 to Alzheimer’s WA to build a dementia specific short stay respite home. This will be built alongside the Hawthorn House dementia hub in Henry Street, Albany, and will enable us to respond to the unmet demand for dementia respite in the region.

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Inaugural Walk to Remember raising money for people living with dementia

17/10/17

Join our passionate walkers as they walk to raise money for people living with dementia at Alzheimer’s WA inaugural Walk to Remember on Sunday, 5 November at Perry Lakes Reserve. Registration is from 7.30am with the walk commencing at 9.00am.

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Albany community joins inaugural Walk to Remember to raise money for people living with dementia

17/10/17

Join the local community walking to raise money for people living with dementia at Alzheimer’s WA inaugural Albany Walk to Remember on Sunday, 22 October at Middleton Beach. Registration is from 7.30am with the walk commencing at 9.00am.

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Mandurah community digs deep to bring joy to people living with dementia

17/10/17

The local Mandurah community has dug deep to provide funds for a new garden for people living with dementia at Alzheimer’s WA’s Ella’s House in Mandurah.

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Dr Allen Power (USA), international dementia expert and author, presents community workshops in Manjimup and York for Alzheimer’s WA

05/10/17

International dementia expert and author, Dr Allen Power, is presenting free community workshops, Living Well with Dementia, in Manjimup and York, Western Australia next week.

Dr Power’s talks explore the latest thinking on living well with dementia, how we can support the wellbeing of people with dementia and the importance of social connection and meaning in our lives.

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Mandurah community joins inaugural Walk to Remember to raise money for people living with dementia

03/10/17

Join the local community walking to raise money for people living with dementia at Alzheimer’s WA inaugural Mandurah Walk to Remember on Sunday, 15 October at Town Beach (next to Seashells Resort). Registration is from 7.30am with the walk commencing at 9.00am.

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