Kiama wins WHO Award

To make a change from my blogs of remembrance, I thought I’d focus on the Kiama Dementia Friendly Community Pilot Project in my attempt to post daily blogs for #WAM2016 #DAM2016. Yes, I know yesterday one did not arrive, but I accidentally posted two on Sunday! To say Kiama has ‘done it again Sam!’ is…

Alzheimer’s Australia Communique 2016

Last week, I was privileged to be one of 17 people with dementia to participate in a Parliamentary Summit, alongside 44 family care partners, the CEO Carol Bennett, President Graeme Samuel and a number of staff from Alzheimer’s Australia. From the media release: “The Communique has been developed by consumers from across the country attending…

Call for action on National Dementia Priorities

Media Release 10 March 2016, re-printed here with permission: People with dementia call for action on National Dementia Priorities More than 70 people living with dementia and their carers will come together in Canberra to identify key priorities and call on politicians to take action in responding to Australia’s growing dementia rates during a two-day…