Bethanie Education Medallion #DAM2015 Day 23

It is Day 23 of Dementia Awareness Month 2015 #DAM2015, and I had promised a few of my personal and online friends about the outcome of flying to Perth for lunch today, I am proud to announce I won an award today, the Bethanie Medallion, for my service to the dementia and aged care sector. This year, they opened it up…

Having an ‘old persons disease’ #DAM2015 Day 16

For Dementia Awareness Month 2015, (otherwise Trademarked as World Alzheimer’s Month), and realising I have gone off track of the theme I was going to follow for #DAM2015, which was to be women and dementia, men and dementia, then families and dementia, children and dementia and so on, I thought I’d come back to this theme,…

Women and dementia #DAM2015 Day 2

For Day 2 of Dementia Awareness Month 2015 I am continuing on with the topic of women and dementia, with a version of an article that was co-authored with two colleagues, Dementia Consultant, Michelle Harris and Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke. Alzheimer’s Disease International also published a report in April found here Women and Dementia – ADI. A summary of this report can be downloaded…

National Dementia Strategies and Guidelines

Australia, and many other countries have until recently had no national guidelines for the post diagnostic support of people with dementia, which I see as more than a failing, but as unethical. However it is encouraging to be able to report that the national clinical guidelines recently drafted went out to the public for comment before they are to be finalised, hopefully by…