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…

100 Women Of Influence: Global Leader 2018

Congratulations to the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence (100WOI) in 2018, and to the category winners and overall winner. It is an honour to be listed amongst a group of such remarkable women. The awards are in their sixth year and were this year expanded to include an Alumni Projects program, an initiative designed…

Human rights, disAbility and dementia

I’ve been working on this article since before May 2017, but wanting to get it published as a response to the WHO The Global Plan of Action on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017-2025 (Global Dementia Action Plan).  This plan was unanimously adopted at the World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2017, and…

Kindness is far more important…

Last year, I was asked to answer some questions for a website featuring Change agent stories, which has now changed its focus. They invited people to write stories whom they considered to be ‘Radicals or Change Agents’. The questions took me a long time to answer, and even now, I am not sure if I have answered them well,…

The impact of false hope

For my continuing series of World Alzheimer’s Month / Dementia Awareness Month 2016 #WAM2016 #DAM2016 blogs, the post today is about the impact of hearing and reading about possible cures, and failed research. Members of Dementia Alliance International, and the much wider community of people with dementia and our families, are constantly being bombarded with this or that…

Dementia Friendly Communities: what do they mean to you?

Dementia Alliance International has a new survey about dementia friendly communities for people with dementia and their care partners (meaning an unpaid family carer or significant other who is actively supporting them). We are very keen to hear your thoughts and that these campaigns and initiatives mean to you, and if they have positively impacted…

Alzheimer’s Australia survey: tell us about your social connections and contact with family

With permission from Alzheimer’s Australia, I am sharing their latest survey: This year for Dementia Awareness Month we are asking you to tell us about your social connections and contact with family. Please take our anonymous survey by clicking here.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DAM2016 It will only take 3-4 minutes. We will publish these results in September, 2016 to raise…