Living Well with Dementia
As the community learns to come to terms with the rise in cases of dementia in all stages of life the Dementia Advisory Group formed to be a supportive and understanding group to advise and assist all those who have been affected by this disease. It also is undertaking a project to help organisations to create “dementia friendly” facilities.
So what is dementia and who can get it? Alzheimer’s Australia describes it thus:
Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease.
Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life.
Most people with dementia are older, but it is important to remember that not all older people get dementia. It is not a normal part of ageing.
Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is more common after the age of 65 years. People in their 40s and 50s can also have dementia.
Acknowledgement and Dedication
We would like to show our respect and acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, of elders past and present, and ask for their understanding if we transgress their lore’s and traditions. For if we do so it is out of ignorance, not intent.
We would like to dedicate this web site to our loved ones and all the countless others who have died as a result of dementia, and to the other 47 million of us who probably will also die as a result of our dementia, and hope that we can contribute to making this world a better place for us all.
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