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Women’s Health Week

Women’s Health Week

During Women’s Health Week, we encourage all women, and their families, to consider if they’re experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of dementia, and to seek a diagnosis and support.

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Stroke and dementia

Stroke and dementia

Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a mother, father, or other close relative who has had a stroke.

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Dental health

Dental health

Good oral health is vital for all Australians, but as we age, deteriorating health, cognition and mobility can make dental hygiene more challenging.

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Diabetes and dementia

Diabetes and dementia

10 – 16 July is National Diabetes Week 2022. Over 1 million Australians have Type 2 diabetes, and up to 1 in 5 people with the disease are yet to be diagnosed.

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Alcohol and dementia

Alcohol and dementia

Drinking a lot of alcohol increases your risk of getting dementia and heavy drinking may speed up deterioration in people living with dementia.

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Music and dementia

Music and dementia

Music has a powerful and unique role in dementia care, enhancing quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers.

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Art and people living with dementia

Art and people living with dementia

Research studies have shown that creative art activities can help boost cognitive function, as well as enhance communication and social connections for people living with dementia.

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Dementia and driving

Dementia and driving

It’s National Road Safety week, and we’re sharing information about dementia and driving, including making decisions about driving, and transitioning to not driving.

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Dementia Reframed

Dementia Reframed

Dementia Reframed is about exploring different ways of thinking about dementia, beyond the medical focus on cause and treatment, and beyond the messages of doom and gloom.

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Celebrating carers

Celebrating carers

It’s National Carers Week and we’re celebrating carers of people living with dementia. In particular, the wonderful carers who shared their experiences, strategies and advice to help build the Forward with Dementia program.

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Launch of Forward with Dementia Australia

Launch of Forward with Dementia Australia

An innovative new program launched today aims to assist the estimated 60,000 Australians diagnosed with dementia each year to understand the next steps and change outdated perceptions of living with dementia.

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