Sex and dementia

The topic of sex and dementia is one I have been thinking about writing on for some time, and now seems the right time to post something about it. Many have written and talked about people with dementia and sexuality, including writing articles and books about it, but so far, I have not found very…

Study: Exercise Can Prevent Dementia

Exercising Keeps Your Mind Strong – Here’s Why “Why Is This Important? Because this is the first comprehensive study to show environmental factors can affect dementia. Long Story Short A report by British health charity Age UK has stated that some basic lifestyle changes can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, something which has…

Blogging: an autobiography in progress

Saul Alinsky wrote:  “We learn, when we respect the dignity of the people, that they cannot be denied the elementary right to participate fully in the solutions to their own problems. Self-respect arises only out of people who play an active role in solving their own crises and who are not helpless, passive, puppet-like recipients…

Dementia in the acute setting

Sadly, I have yet another horror story of our acute sector in Australia, and their mistreatment of people with dementia. Obviously I had hoped the experiences I wrote of three years ago had not continued, and that care for this very marginalised group might have improved. But alas, it seems not. When I wrote about…

Transforming Health Summit SA

It was a long and rather tedious day last Friday. I attended a SA Health “Transforming Health Summit”, and not only was there nothing about dementia, when I and others brought it up, people like the Honourable Jack Snelling M.P. (Minister for Health, Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse) and the appointed Clinical Ambassador…

Loneliness

A sense of loneliness So deep It takes my breath away Reminding me of those departed Lingering inside my heart Lost to the stigma of dementia Tales of despair Whisperings of days gone by Deteriorating abilities Sadness sitting just inside my soul Yearning for my loss of self Footnote: Through this blog, and other social…

My mum has dementia

Day 24: Dementia Awareness Month 2014 The article  ‘My mum has dementia’ by Annette Dasey was published on news.com.au on September 14, and I am highlighting it following the media release from yesterday about the impact of younger onset dementia on our children. Please follow the link and read the whole story.   IN 2012,…

Children of YOD: the invisible carers

Day 23: Dementia Awareness Month 2014 Media Release, 3 September 2014 Diagnosis of younger onset dementia has life changing impact on families Dementia is not something you associate with young people yet it is estimated that there are more than 24,400 Australians living with younger onset dementia. A diagnosis of younger onset dementia is not…

Positive or Negative?

Life is full of choices. Much of the time, they end up being defined by whether you have chosen to react or respond negatively or positively to something. We often ‘react’ instantly, forgetting to think about te issues in depth before responding, especially in conversations. I read a blog this morning written by someone I…

Becoming a serious blogger and writer!!!

“1,000 Posts! Congratulations on writing 1,000 total posts on Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth.” Last week, as per my husband’s expertise and infinite knowledge of blogging and bloggers, I became a serious blogger as I reached 1000 blogs!!! I could hardly believe it and I didn’t realise it until afterwards, and with…