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Aboriginal people with dementia spend their twilight years on traditional country

A pilot program at Bidyadanga

In remote Indigenous communities access to aged care services, in particular dementia-specific support, is limited or even non-existent. There is a pressing need for improved services and greater awareness and understanding of dementia among Aboriginal communities. Data suggests dementia prevalence…
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Elderly lady in her backyard

Telling people about your dementia diagnosis

A diagnosis of dementia is often confronting. Sadly, the first emotional response is often one of shame. Dementia is not a self-inflicted injury, yet the stigma of dementia means that shame can complicate how individuals respond to their diagnosis. The…
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Andy and Alfie

Andy is living well with younger onset dementia

Andy Creighan has been working as a volunteer gardener with Chorus, formerly Volunteer Taskforce, since 2015 and was recently nominated by his colleagues for Volunteer of the Year 2018 – People’s Choice. The People’s Choice Award celebrates an individual who…
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Volunteering group

Find meaning through volunteering

The Alzheimer’s WA Cockburn Conservation Crew recently spent a morning volunteering their time to help beautify the wetland area of Bibra Lake Reserve. The group of seven have been volunteering together once a week since March 2018 and have become…
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