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Design to help with living

I recently wrote about the positive impact that assistive technology can have for a person living with dementia at home. As well as assistive technology, elements of design can have a significant impact on how a person living with dementia…
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Group Of Mature Friends Enjoying Outdoor Meal In Backyard

Cafes help connect people

We know that planning for a healthy later life involves more than money. We also know that health is more than the absence of illness, and more than being physically functional. The evidence is clear that social engagement and connectedness…
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Step up Research for dementia

A way for many to help

Disease and illness often motivates people to try and make a difference in the hope that others will not see or endure the suffering they have. Dementia touches people in this way. My experience is that a significant proportion of…
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Woman in red sweater sharing quality time with her family

Find meaning through volunteering

This month we celebrate National Volunteer Week; the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s six million volunteers.  So often the conversation is about what an unselfish effort volunteering is, and what a world of difference it…
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Equipped to care for you

As we age we may find that things are no longer as easy to do as they used to be. Sometimes it may seem impossible, or be so risky that we stop doing them. But did you know there are…
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Tom’s story is so inspiring

Billy Connelly and Michael J Fox, with their celebrity status, have brought an increased awareness of Parkinson’s disease to the world.  Billy Connelly has even brought his wicked humour to the conversation.  Their willingness to talk about living with the…
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Care Conversation Crucial

The release of the State Government’s discussion paper on end of life matters last week creates an important opportunity for all of us to consider how well we have planned for this aspect of our later years.  Nothing is surer…
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