Dementia Dispatch Newsletter 2015

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 02, November 2015

A Dementia friendly Australia, or are we?  “It’s our responsibility to strengthen the links of the community, otherwise we’re taking away the identity of people with dementia.” Professor Richard Fleming.   To see the environment through the eyes of someone who is living with dementia is the only way to create dementia friendly communities. Professor Richard Fleming spoke to Alzheimer’s Australia in Canberra this month about shifting the environment to help explore the design principles that...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 01, October 2015

Welcome to the Dementia Institute’s first newsletter Charles Dickens wrote in the first sentence of The Tale of Two Cities “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” So it is also at a time when the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has reported dementia as the second leading underlying cause of death in Australia and, in the same week, the Health Minister announced 76 new fellows would be funded to undertake dementia research. It is truly a time of growing concerns...

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