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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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Three seniors walking in a park

Dementia and walking

The desire to walk around outside is quite normal for most people, including people living with dementia. When you are caring for a person living with dementia it can be difficult to balance a person’s need for independence with concerns…
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Elderly woman helping in the kitchen with a support worker

A Home Away From Home

Developing an enabling environment for a person living with dementia can make a significant difference to independence, quality of life and wellbeing. Alzheimer’s WA’s Dementia Enabling Environments website can help you understand evidence based dementia design principles and give practical advice…
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An elderly man living with dementia kissing his granddaughter on the cheek at Christmas time

Holiday Tips

The festive season is a time to enjoy social gatherings and family events which can often mean lots of noise and activity. For a person with dementia, this can be disruptive, confusing, and even distressing, with changes to routine and…
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