Built Environment and Dementia

Built Environment and Dementia

Well-designed environments have major impacts on people living with dementia. Some are simple things – like a change of colour – some more complex – like a different structural design – however what is clear is that more attention needs to be...
Braille House  – an Inspiration

Braille House – an Inspiration

The Potted History There are Carers in all walks of life doing small and large things – sometimes extraordinary and sometimes concerned with the simple, but often challenging, matters of daily living. In March 1897, seven extraordinary women met in the Telegraph...
Old Habits Die Hard

Old Habits Die Hard

I had a huge A-HA! moment yesterday, and if you are supporting someone of my mother’s generation (she turns 94 in July) and particularly someone living with dementia, then this may well be relevant for you. My mother’s regular bills are paid automatically,...
Hearing Loss and Dementia

Hearing Loss and Dementia

According to peak body Dementia Australia, hearing loss can increase the risk of dementia in later life, and much research has been and continues to be conducted to better understand what the relationship is, and how we might mitigate the risk factors. As individuals,...
It’s all about the Synapses

It’s all about the Synapses

I recently completed the Uni of Tasmania Wicking Dementia Centre’s Understanding Dementia MOOC which is an online course attended by a vast range of professionals and non-professionals from around the world. I cannot recommend it highly enough, and have decided...