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Author: Alzheimer's WA

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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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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Woman in red sweater sharing quality time with her family

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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