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 read 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to pass it on.
From todays “Conversation”
Why a drug treatment for dementia has eluded us
Have our hopes of a drug treatment for dementia been dashed by drug company Pfizer giving up on research efforts?
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
Visual 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.
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.
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.
Interesting insight from the ABC. It’s always good to see main stream media coming on board.
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.