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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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Future-proof your brain

You probably know by now that Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. We also know that dementia is now the most feared health condition and that there are few treatments available. But did you know that research…
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Glenda and Bronte Parkin

Glenda Parkin focuses on education

It’s Rare Disease Day on Thursday 28 February. As the Australian Bureau of Statistics advised the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety recently dementia will become the leading cause of death in Australia by the mid 2020’s, you…
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Australia Day honours for two Alzheimer’s WA members

Alzheimer’s WA congratulates two of its members who were awarded an Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day honours. Lynette Chester (pictured left) was awarded the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to community health, particularly to people living…
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Get moving early when you spot signs of dementia

So often I hear of the reluctance of individuals to seek a diagnosis for their dementia or to apply for support to live with the condition at home.  These procrastinations are understandable but counterproductive to living the best life available…
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What a difference a new year makes

As the calendar ticked over to a new year, many of us pondered on what the year ahead may hold.  Some of us made resolutions for the next twelve months. For me, health and happiness are my priority investment goals…
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When loved ones change

As a young child growing up in the back blocks of Australia, this time of year would always bring with it warm weather, the harvest, a prayer we wouldn’t receive summer rain that would spoil the crop and the wish…
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