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Annual Report 2017-18

2018 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce that our 2018 Annual Report has now been published. The report includes our work to establish memory cafes, our progressing work in remote indigenous communities, providing aged care service within the Wheatbelt and in growing…
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Support Margaret River to become dementia friendly

Alzheimer’s WA is excited to host a community consultation where people living with dementia and the broader community can discuss how Margaret River can become a dementia friendly town. Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10.30am – 12.00pm at Margaret River Shire 41…
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The merit of using reminiscing for health benefits

In 1975, the Seven Network aired a new program called ‘This is Your Life’. It was a reality and documentary-style program hosted by Mike Willesee which took the viewer inside the life and careers of some Australia’s most colourful characters.…
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Knowledge is power: busting dementia myths

There is still so much social stigma around dementia and most of it can be attributed to the lack of understanding of the disease. I challenge you to start a conversation using the information below to begin busting some dementia…
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Alzheimer’s research must become a priority

As part of World Alzheimer’s Day last month, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) released the World Alzheimer Report 2018 – The state of the art of dementia research. In the report, ADI calls on Governments worldwide to commit a minimum of 1%…
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Ros and Joan

The role of the carer

Next week is National Carers Week; a week that recognises and celebrates the exceptional contribution Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers make to our country. According to Carers WA, there is an estimated 320,000 family carers living in WA. The majority…
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Aged Care Probe a Vital Call

Australians are reeling from the ongoing revelations of the Royal Commission into the financial services sector only to hear that the Federal Government has announced another Royal Commission, this time into aged care. To his credit, Prime Minister Scott Morrison…
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Billy Connelly

We should all be a little bit more like Sir Billy

(Image courtesy Facebook) When speaking recently, comedian Sir Billy Connolly said “I’ve got Parkinson’s disease. I wish he’d kept it to himself.” Billy Connolly has had a great career pushing the boundaries in entertainment with his swashbuckling style, often risqué…
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Alzheimer’s WA welcomes quiet hour expansion in WA

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 Western Australia to provide a more inclusive shopping environment for all customers. Quiet Hour was initially rolled out to…
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