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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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An elderly lady living with dementia holding a small black dog

Residential Care – Tips for Visiting

The role of family caregivers and friends is still very important, even after a person with dementia moves into residential care. Visiting helps both parties to remain connected, and to feel they are still an important part of each other’s…
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