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Author: Alzheimer's WA

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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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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