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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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Barry and Sheila’s Journey

The text below is the speech given by Alzheimer’s WA advocate Barry Rodwell at the 2019 Mandurah Walk to Remember.  Thank you all for being here today it shows that you care & support  this wonderful cause, my name is…
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Choosing a residential care home

There is no doubt placing a family member into residential care can be stressful. Carers can feel an enormous amount of pressure to make the right decision. The family may not agree on what the best decision is. It is…
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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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