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The whole person

Getting a diagnosis of dementia can be a difficult and long process. Often people are told there is nothing much that can be done for you, go home and get your affairs in order. With more and more people being…
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Mary Chester House Open Day

Client Open Day Cancellation In light of the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) events Alzheimer’s WA is taking a cautious approach to minimise the potential risks to the health and safety of our people, clients and yourself. Therefore, we are postponing our…
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Michael Verde Carers Workshop

Michael Verde Carers Workshop Cancellation In light of the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) events Alzheimer’s WA is taking a cautious approach to minimise the potential risks to the health and safety of our people, clients and yourself. Therefore, we are cancelling…
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Reducing your risk of dementia

The last thing anyone wants to do in retirement is worry about their health. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, dementia is the leading cause of death in women and the second leading cause of death for all Australians.…
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Making Christmas dementia friendly

Christmas is almost here and many of us are planning family gatherings for the festive season. This can be a stressful and worrying time for people with dementia and their carers. Carers can feel pressure to ensure everyone is enjoying…
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Connecting with family over the festive season

It seems Christmas comes earlier and earlier each year, even though the actual day doesn’t change. Fruit mince pies and Christmas decorations have been selling in supermarkets since October, and the Alzheimer’s WA office has been well and truly decked…
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Vital to keep connections

A new study has found keeping up social connections may help reduce your risk of developing dementia. The study, published in journal Plos Medicine in August, followed over 10,000 people for almost 30 years monitoring their social contact with friends…
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