Understand with your heart

The last few months, I have noticed a lot of changes in my physical and cognitive health, and have watched on as so many others are struggling with worsening or new health issues, or facing difficult personal challenges. It is worrying, and on some days, it would be so easy to give up not only…

Kindness in action

I posted this image and quote on Facebook yesterday, and received this inspiring response: “Do you know? You have just inspired me to put a $1 a day away for our local farm animal sanctuary (Greener Pastures in Waroona WA) I think $365 on the 5th of january 2020 would buy lots of weetbix for…

The cost of being abandoned and abused

The last few weeks I’ve been watching on the sidelines as numerous people with dementia have been abandoned, and even abused by their families or a partner. It’s truly disturbing to watch, and I fully understand the pain and impact of this on worsening a persons dementia symptoms, as have had it happen to me.…

Farewell to 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, I do wonder what’s in store for us all in 2019. Most of all, I thank everyone who reads my blog, or who is working to improve the lives of people with dementia and our families and friends. I really wish for more kindness, more tolerance and more acceptance…

Welcome to my X, Y or Z Village

Over the last few years, the concept of Dementia Villages, Memory Cafes, Dementia specific shopping lanes, etc. has been growing, and worse, the villages are currently being lauded as ‘best practice’, in spite of there being NO evidence for them. Just like the Dementia Friendly Community or Dementia Friends initiatives, they were developed by people…

Dementia Care and the Stoneage

In an article titled, Faking Medical Reality, (as opposed to faking dementia) by John Rappoport on a website called The PPJ Gazette, John covers the issues of “when mainstream advocates attack so-called alternative or natural health, they tend to mention that their own sacred profession is based on real science, on studies, on clinical trials.”  One…