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Tips to protect yourself from elder abuse

With increasing life expectancies for the ageing baby boomers, savvy financial planning for the golden years is the new black. Numerous revelations of the enquiries into the financial services sector, especially the Royal Commission, raises the bar in terms of…
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Aboriginal people with dementia spend their twilight years on traditional country

A pilot program at Bidyadanga

In remote Indigenous communities access to aged care services, in particular dementia-specific support, is limited or even nonexistent. There is a pressing need for improved services and greater awareness and understanding of dementia among Aboriginal communities. Data suggests dementia prevalence…
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Life with dementia alters, it doesn’t end

Telling people about your dementia diagnosis

A diagnosis of dementia is often confronting. Sadly, the first emotional response is often one of shame. I say sadly, as dementia is not a self-inflicted injury, yet the stigma of dementia means that shame can complicate how individuals respond…
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National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness-raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia. This year National Palliative Care Week is being held from 21 – 28 May, and the theme is ‘What matters most?’. The theme addresses the need…
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Three seniors walking in a park

Dementia and walking

The desire to walk around outside is quite normal for most people, including people living with dementia. When you are caring for a person living with dementia it can be difficult to balance a person’s need for independence with concerns…
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Alzheimer's WA - Chocolate Block Challenge 2018

The Chocolate Block Challenge

Don’t flake on us! Take a time out from chocolate this March to raise money for people with dementia. For a short time in March we are asking you to last only on your memories of chocolate to raise money for the 34,000 people…
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