Dementia: a major cause of disability

In June 2019, Dementia Alliance International, held the first Side Event at the Conference of State Parties (CoSP) on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) ever to be hosted specifically focused on dementia as a major cause disability, and our rights under the CRPD. This is important in the context of brain health.…

The Problem of Dementia

Yes, it is still Brain Health Awareness Month, and although this blog is not specific to brain health, the webinar I am highlighting in it is not only a new way to see dementia… but shares what the author believes why it is a crisis, and what we can do about it. You are therefore…

Welcome to Brain Health Awareness Month

June is Brain Health Awareness Month, and this year, I am thrilled to highlight a very special friend, who is also and member of Dementia Alliance International, Paula Wolfert, as her passion for food and brain health is inspiring. Paula is also an award winning cook and author, and in 2018 won the James Beard…

Rehabilitation for dementia: Evidence & Opportunities

Following on from yesterdays blog, I am today highlighting a very important and relevant Dementia Alliance International (DAI Webinar that is on later this week. Our presenter is Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low from Sydney University, presenting Rehabilitation for dementia: Evidence & Opportunities. It is one event, set in different time zones. See below for the times and register…

Mr Boris and peer-to-peer support groups

Someone just reposted this article on Facebook, and mostly because our amazing wonder-cat is Mr Boris is actually featured in the article and this photo, I am posting it here! In the article my Neuro-physiotherapist, Associate Professor (at the time of the article, a PhD Dr) James Mcloughlin said: “We’ve got pretty good evidence to show…

The ongoing AFR debacle…

Many people who complained about the offensive article “Dementia Troublemakers” published in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) (@FinancialReview) have received a standard reply from the Australian Financial Review i the last 24 hours, of which I am also a recipient. See their response below added as a screen shot from the DAI gmail account, and…

DAI’s next Café Le Brain Australia, NZ, Indonesia & Japan

I would like to welcome you to the monthly online Café Le Brain for Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Japan. Check your time zones if you live outside of these countries, as it may still suit you. People living with the symptoms of dementia and their supporters including professionals, are welcome to attend. We use video conferencing technology…

Café Le Brain Australia, NZ and Japan

Café Le Brain is DAI’s online memory cafe, where we enjoy discussion, support, and some laughter too! Memory cafes are open to people with dementia and their care partners who assist them. It’s easy to join and fun to attend!  Every month we meet for Café Le Brain – an online Memory Cafe that uses video conferencing…

Master Class 2: My conversation with my doctor

Day 16: Dementia Awareness Month 2014 Please watch the DAI Master Class 2 My Conversation with my doctor run by Dementia Alliance International last week, as part of our Dementia Awareness Month 2014 activities. Retired doctors Jennifer Bute (UK) and David Kramer (USA) and co-founder of DAI John Sandblom facilitated this class, and it is…