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Murray and Robin

Murray and Robin’s Story

Murray was 76 years old when he realised that he needed to see his GP about problems he was having with finding the right words to say and remembering details of past events. He was referred to a Memory Clinic…
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Tom Harmon

Tom’s Story

After I was informed that exercise is beneficial to a person who has ‘acquired’ Parkinson’s Disease, I set out to find an exercise program that would be appropriate for me. Consideration needed to be given to the availability of the…
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Angi and Michael

Angi and Michael’s Story

Teenage sweethearts married at the tender age of eighteen, Michael and I were an invincible team raising three talented, successful and amazing children who are now married with families of their own. However, all those years ago nothing could have…
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Senior lady holding a baby and remaining socially active

Person at centre of care

Person-centred care. It’s the new ‘buzz word’ for aged care, and it seems you can’t talk about aged care without it. But what exactly is it? Person-centred care isn’t something that can be bought, or created with a fancy new…
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Shot of active and healthy senior people on a morning walk in park

Get moving to curb risks

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest report, and this makes dementia a national health priority. With no cure for dementia, and limited treatment options available, now…
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Senior woman listening to music

Music taps into memories

Music often accompanies defining moments in our lives. From singing the national anthem at school, to the song you walked down the aisle to, music almost always has a role to play. Music can hold cultural significance, it can elicit…
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Home design to help with living well

Elements of design can have a significant impact on how a person living with dementia experiences the environment around them. Good design can enable or support a person’s navigation or use of a space, especially if the space is unfamiliar.…
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Group Of Mature Friends Enjoying Outdoor Meal In Backyard

Cafes help connect people

We know that planning for a healthy later life involves more than money. We also know that health is more than the absence of illness, and more than being physically functional. The evidence is clear that social engagement and connectedness…
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