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Step up Research for dementia

A way for many to help

Disease and illness often motivates people to try and make a difference in the hope that others will not see or endure the suffering they have. Dementia touches people in this way. My experience is that a significant proportion of…
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Find meaning through volunteering

This month we celebrate National Volunteer Week; the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s six million volunteers.  So often the conversation is about what an unselfish effort volunteering is, and what a world of difference it…
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Equipped to care for you

As we age we may find that things are no longer as easy to do as they used to be. Sometimes it may seem impossible, or be so risky that we stop doing them. But did you know there are…
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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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