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Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation


The Board of Alzheimer’s WA supports the West Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 legislation with the safeguards proposed.

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International Dementia Expert, Michael Verde, returns to Western Australia to premiere his new documentary


Acclaimed US dementia expert, Michael Verde, returns to Perth and the South West for the Australian premiere of his documentary Love is Listening: Dementia without Loneliness.

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Open garden embraces Dementia Friendly Communities initiative


The Margaret River Organic Garden (MROG) has thrown its support behind the town’s Dementia Friendly Communities initiative, with organisers encouraging those living with dementia and their carers to become actively involved with the garden by volunteering.

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New Memory Cafe opens in Toodyay


A new Memory Café will be launched at Toodyay’s well-known Cola Café and Museum, less than six months after Toodyay commenced the process to become a dementia friendly town through the Dementia Friendly Communities project.

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Ambassadors touched by dementia go a month without chocolate


Ros Thomas, Pippa McManus and Jessica Bratich Johnson have been named as the 2019 Ambassadors for the Chocolate Block Challenge.

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Alzheimer’s WA welcomes two new Board members


Chair of Alzheimer’s WA, Craig Masarei and CEO Rhonda Parker are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Board directors for 2019, Mr Warren Harding and Mr Matthew Budge.

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A rethink of dementia critical to ending abuse


Alzheimer’s WA say the practice of using chemical(and physical) restraints on people living with dementia is so fundamentally flawed and dangerous that a major shift in the paradigm of the care and understanding of a person living with dementia is urgently needed.

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Toodyay to become dementia friendly town


The town of Toodyay will become another WA dementia friendly community, following confirmation of funding contributions from the local Shire.

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Dementia Friendly Cafe wins 2018 WA Seniors Award


Alzheimer’s WA has congratulated Euro Lumb and the staff from Coffea Fine Espresso Cafe on winning the 2018 Senior of the Year Award in the Age Friendly Business category at the WA Seniors Awards held on Saturday 17 November.

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Margaret River to become WA’s next dementia friendly town

12 /11/18

The town of Margaret River looks set to become another dementia friendly community, following confirmation of funding and support from the Shire and the local Lions and Rotary Clubs.

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Alzheimer’s WA oppose funding changes for carers


Alzheimer’s WA say recent changes to the Federal Government’s carer support funding model left carers of those living with dementia more isolated and unsupported, forcing them to look elsewhere for support.

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Alzheimer’s WA welcomes Quiet Hour expansion in WA


Alzheimer’s WA has welcomed Coles announcement that it will introduce its low-sensory Quiet Hour experience to an additional 20 supermarkets across WA to provide a more inclusive shopping environment.

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


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


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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Local resident bequests $1 million to Alzheimer’s WA


The late Don Brandenburg, a resident of the Great Southern, bequeathed part of his estate for the wellbeing 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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