Dementia Care

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How to maintain social contact with dementia

Having dementia can be a lonely experience for many. Family and friends may spend less time with the person suffering from dementia, and some carers may concentrate on the day-to-day chores of life, and forget about the need for social interaction.

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Dementia facts and stats

The prevalence of dementia in modern society means there is a great deal of research and information available. This articles contains some of the more striking facts and statistics from both Australia and internationally.

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Communicating with someone with dementia

Why communication changes The way a person’s communication changes because of dementia depends on various factors, not least the progress and type of the condition….

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Common types of Dementia

Dementia is not a specific condition or disease. It is a term that is used to describe a range of symptoms associated with loss of memory, thinking skills and behavior skills that significantly reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Here is a guide to some of the common types of dementia.

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Dementia Awareness Week – time to get serious

As part of Dementia Awareness Week it’s important to highlight the different needs of people living with dementia and how they might be prioritised in receiving government subsidies.

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Looking after yourself: tips for carers of dementia patients

The person you are caring for needs you to be emotionally, physically and psychologically on your game all the time (or at least as much…

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Grey nomads – adventure before dementia

Travelling with the seasons. Spending time with family during festive periods and leaving when family expectations become burdensome. Spending months in astoundingly beautiful places, connected…

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Living with dementia – Reflections of a daughter caring for her father

The biggest adjustment was to learn to sit in the silence. One week into my stint as primary carer for my 83-year-old father has given…

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