What is dementia? Part 2

There is no time today to write a blog, or for anything other than adding this graphic, which is also from our book, Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia released last week. Like the umbrella graphic from a couple of days ago, this does not outline every single symptom, but is an overview of what to expect…

Remembering Peter Watt (Snr)

For my series during #DAM2016 on remembering those people I have loved and who have died due to complications of any type of dementia, today I am remembering my father in law, Peter Watt (August 6, 1934 – May 29, 2012) who had Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Dementia. He taught me about ‘family’ love, the type…

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…

I could live here…

I am delighted to share this very short video about Group Homes Australia, the one residential dementia and aged care group home I believe I would be happy to live in… and I would also love Maria who works there, to look after me! I don’t usually so actively promote private or any businesses, but this one is…