Keeping you posted

Developments are being made in the field of dementia all over the world. It is often difficult to keep abreast of things that might be of interest to those with the disease and those caring for them.

Members of the group are in contact with others overseas who are trying to make a difference in the field. This means they can pass on items that are relevant and not just from an Australian perspective. It is only if we join together that something can be done. As an example click here to readnews Human-Rights-for-People-Living-with-Dementia-Rhetoric-to-Reality a Dementia Alliance International publication to coincide with the adoption by Alzheimer’s Disease International of a Human Rights based approach, and to coincide with Dementia Awareness Week UK 2016.

This section is also dedicate to bringing together information about what is happening in the Kiama Dementia Friendly Project, what our members are doing and to anything we find newsworthy.

We know that many people are creating and developing things that they want to pass on, so if you have an item of news you think others should be aware of then don’t hesitate to send us the details at and we will do our best to pass it on.

Drug Treatments Failure

From todays “Conversation”

Why a drug treatment for dementia has eluded us
File 20180109 83553 1tp4671.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Have our hopes of a drug treatment for dementia been dashed by drug company Pfizer giving up on research efforts?

Jürgen Götz,


The Truths Out There or In Here?

The following article is reprinted (under creative commons) from “The Conversation” August 4th, 2017.

One might be inspired to ask “Who Watches the Watchers?” or “Who Believes the Believers?”

I reject your reality and substitute my own! 



The following article is reproduced from “The Conversation” July 24th 2017

Three visual illusions that reveal the hidden workings of the brain
File 20170720 24021 125ayhj.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Visual illusions can tell us a lot about how our brain interprets the world.



Its that time of year. Yesterday it was October- Tomorrow its Christmas.


Walk In My Shoes

Recently we had the pleasure of presenting the overview of our Dementia Friendly Kiama project at a conference -“Walk In My Shoes – Carers Conference” on the central coast. The highlight was participating in a forum aimed at initiating a Dementia Friendly central coast.



Join us in Celebrating Community Success by acknowledging:
International day of people with disability, and the success of our internationally awarded Dementia-friendly Kiama Project.

Its now three years since we first formally met and the broad community began to be involved in this project.


Be The Change

Dementia Australia’s First and Alzheimer’s Australia’s last National Conference “Be The Change” begins in Melbourne today (17th October 2017).

The following is a link to my poster presentation  on Developing Dementia Friendly Communities, giving my overview of the Dementia Friendly Kiama project.


Dementia Village

ABC reports Tasmania builds a village for people with dementia.


ABC Article

Interesting insight from the ABC. It’s always good to see main stream media coming on board.


The Good Ship Titanic

News from Melbourne. After day one of the Dementia Reform Funding Innovation Conference   we have reason to be optermistic. The good ship Dementia Care is showing signs of changing coarse. It appears to be heading to warmer friendlier climates. It still has a long way to go.

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