Monthly Archives: June 2016

Link between diabetes and dementia

A BBC clip on the link between the two diseases and possible future work.

A newly discovered link between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes may in time pave the way for the development of new treatments for both conditions. Professor Bettina Platt, chair in translational neuroscience at the University of Aberdeen,

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Address To 31st ADI Conference

This is the augmented version of my presentation at the 31st International Alzheimer’s Disease Conference in Budapest. It does vary slightly from by published notes because of time constraints. I have also added the music that failed to play in the PowerPoint presentation.

Live Long and Be A DAG



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Posted in Events, Kiama Project, Our Stories, Quite Interesting

For All Those Who Care

This is a short video dedicated to all those who care for us and about us. It is based on a poem by Max Ehrman (1927)  – The Desiderata or desired things. It became known as the “hippy’s anthem” when it was recorded by Les Crane in 1971.

The text can be downloaded here.

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Mainstream News- About Our Kiama Project

Relevant News

As part of the concept of promoting general community awareness about dementia and to promote the Dementia Friendly Kiama Project, the following selection of articles have been identified from various online media. This post will be periodically updated as I locate new and relevant articles.

Kiama Articles

Taking a Lead in Dementia Awareness:

Published June 11,

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Dementia Alliance International


Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is the global voice of people with dementia, working with the philosophy of ‘Nothing about us, without us’ and encouraging organisations to act on that philosophy.  It is an advocacy and support group, of, by and for people with dementia.

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Picnic 12 July 2016


Dementia Activity Group
Our Next Social Gathering

Tuesday, 12 July 2016     at Ulladulla in the Park North of the Harbour.


We will meet in the Ulladulla Rotary Park/picnic area of Crescent St,

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Dementia Awareness Training

Dementia Awareness Training Days

Dear Friend,

You are invited to attend these two sessions of Dementia Awareness Training on Monday 27th June and Tuesday 28th June 2016  10am – 1pm at Gerroa Fisherman’s Club. Participants can attend the first day only or both days of training.

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Dementia Friendly Kiama Showcase

Dementia Friendly Kiama Showcase

Dear Friends of the Dementia Friendly Kiama Project,

 It is with great pleasure that I write to invite you to the Dementia Friendly Kiama Showcase and Official Announcement of the Extension of the Project for an additional 12 months.

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Brain Donations

In order to help further the research and understanding about Dementia, and hopefully to help contribute to a cure, I have arranged to donate my brain and spinal chord when I have finished using them. I even suggested that if I vote for our incumbent government in the upcoming election,

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Fun Fun Fun in the MRI

Yesterday I had my annual MRI scan and remarked to those present how this year not only did I detect the dulcet tones of Pink Floyd (Astronomie Dominie) but some of the works of Uriah Heap, another group of renown. I then had the opportunity to share this video produced (with much appreciation) by Elisa.

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