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Stay at home or go into care

Most people want to stay at home as they age. Yet for many people living with dementia, chances are they will need to move into a residential care home at some point in their journey. Over half of all Australian…
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Advocate Tom and his daughter

Keep the keys, for a while

It’s often not until we lose something that we realise how much we take it for granted. Take driving for instance. For some people learning to drive a car was a skill developed early on and usually out of necessity,…
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Mature couple enjoying dinner at home

Diet and dementia

A recent survey commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International into global attitudes towards dementia saw responses from almost 70,000 people across 155 countries. Key findings show that despite ongoing efforts by dementia organisations worldwide, more needs to be done to improve…
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Senior woman chatting to her caretaker

Tackling the tricky topics

Are you comfortable talking about the subject of mental health, sexuality or death? What if you were talking to your kids, partner or parents, and the subject was your own mental health, sexuality or death? Many people will find at…
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Friends playing cards together at home.

Use it or lose it mentally

While you can’t do anything to guarantee you won’t develop dementia there is a growing body of evidence that you can significantly reduce the risk of developing it. It’s previously been shown that higher levels of education early in life…
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Murray and Robin

Murray and Robin’s Story

Murray was 76 years old when he realised that he needed to see his GP about problems he was having with finding the right words to say and remembering details of past events. He was referred to a Memory Clinic…
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Tom Harmon

Tom’s Story

After I was informed that exercise is beneficial to a person who has ‘acquired’ Parkinson’s Disease, I set out to find an exercise program that would be appropriate for me. Consideration needed to be given to the availability of the…
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Angi and Michael

Angi and Michael’s Story

Teenage sweethearts married at the tender age of eighteen, Michael and I were an invincible team raising three talented, successful and amazing children who are now married with families of their own. However, all those years ago nothing could have…
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