Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dementia Awareness Education Day

Dementia Friendly Kiama: March 21st

Want to know more about dementia?

Want to know what you can do to support a friend, colleague or neighbour who has dementia?

Want to know how you can help make Kiama a World Leading Dementia Friendly Community?

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To Fight Or Not To Fight

We are constantly presented #1 with sensationalist representations of dementia. We are presented with words and phrases such as the following

  • Battling Dementia #2
  • A Dementia Tsunami #3
  • Suffering with Dementia #4

The language being used to report on Dementia is the same sensational language used to report on war.

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DAG Reminder

A reminder that our February Picnic is on Tuesday 7th Feb




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Sensory Challenge – Sound Vs Noise

A person with Dementia or any Cognitive Impairment may experience severe negative impacts in a noisy environment. A recent article published by the ABC health section on Misaphonia suggests that this is a much broader problem.

The following video is a presentation on Noise. In it I take a common scenario –

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Artful: Art and Dementia at the Museum Of Contemporary Art

Recently I had the pleasure of undertaking the Artful program at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). This program has two aspects – a research component that is conducted by the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney,

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