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The great tradition at Christmas

There is much discussion in the community – and in my family – about the commercialisation of Christmas. Some worry that Christmas draws you into its vortex and you end up spending far more that you planned. Others worry that…
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Regrets, there are a few

There is no doubt that the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will raise a broad range of issues, many of which will be uncomfortable, some of which will be disturbing and confronting. One of the issues it…
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Plan for the unexpected

Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can help when times are tough. I think it can be said for many people that the older we get, the more we realise our happiness comes from things that money just can’t…
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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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