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Task Managment Spreadsheet

Document and track bank accounts, investments, regular receipts like pensions, regular payments like electricity and groceries, medication information and any other tasks or information that needs to be managed.

Handy Hints

Handy Hints gives you a long list of practical suggestions to help you get the best possible results from MemBo Noticeboard, especially if you're helping someone living with memory or organisational issues.

Step-by-Step Instructions

If you just need to have simple clear step-by-step instructions for using the MemBo Noticeboard App and the online Management Hub, this is the document for you.

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Automated Task Reminder Service

If you're managing someone's financial and general affairs, our online WoofSMS platform enables you to quickly and easily automate SMS (text message) notifications, so you can manage reminders for yourself and others, of various jobs that need to be done, or renewal dates that need to be known.

To take a quick look at the system, click the button below, and check out the Overview video clip.

We have special packages available for our Members - just email us to find out more.

 

Books

"Contented Dementia"- Oliver James

A groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of Alzheimer's. The SPECIAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer’s) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly, tried-and-tested methods, this lifesaver provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives, and professionals.

Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia - John Dunlop MD

When a patient is diagnosed with dementia, it impacts not only the patient but also those who care for them. It can be devastating to watch loved ones lose the independence, personality, and abilities that once defined them, knowing there is no cure.

 

How should Christians respond to a diagnosis of dementia?

Experienced geriatrician Dr. John Dunlop wants to transform the way we view dementia--showing us how God can be honored through such a tragedy as we respect the inherent dignity of all humans made in the image of God.

Sharing stories from decades of experience with dementia patients, Dunlop provides readers, particularly caregivers, with a biblical lens through which to understand the experience and challenge of this life-altering disease.

Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia will help you see God's purposes as you love and care for those with dementia.

"Forget me Not"- Debbie Flack

Author Debbie Flack’s Mum had always been a hard-working woman and loving grandmother, but in her later years, bizarre questions and strange behavior started ringing alarm bells.  Like the edges of a cloth starting to fray, Mum’s personality and understanding of situations started to change.  Unknowingly, lives were about to change when she was diagnosed with dementia. Discovering how strong love can be, Flack describes the emotional toll of this cruel condition.

"Fridays with my Folkls" - Amal Awad

Amal Awad investigates ageing in Australia from her perspective as an adult daughter grappling with a parent’s decline. She also includes expertise from health care professionals and lawmakers, and she interviews others in similar positions—retirees, those in aged-care facilities and people being cared for by family—documenting their struggles with genuine heart. What becomes clear in Awad’s research is society’s clear discomfort with ageing, and how it is framed as a failure in our youth-obsessed society. An admirable strength of Fridays With My Folks is the strong personal thread, which connects readers to Awad’s father, a Palestinian migrant and ambitious adventurer.”

"In Search of My Father" - Dr Helen Popovic

What happens when life throws together a busy, enthusiastic, doctor-daughter and her bereaved, disenchanted, dependent father? What happens when science meets stubbornness and a parent needs parenting?  Following her mother’s death, Dr Helena Popovic puts her medical training and beliefs to the test when she becomes the carer for her elderly father, who has encroaching dementia.  A passionate medical practitioner and international speaker, Helena finds herself living out everything she preached.

"Still Alice "- Lisa Genova

Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore in the movie of the same name) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice's three grown children must watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day.

"The End of Alzheimer's"- Dr Dale Bredesen

New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.  A groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer's Disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline. The first proven plan to reverse Alzheimer's Disease. In The End of Alzheimer's Dr Dale Bredesen offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and the cognitive decline of dementia. Revealing that AD is not one condition but in fact three, he outlines 36 metabolic factors, including micronutrients, hormone levels and sleep, which together can trigger downsizing in the brain.

"The Notebook" - Nicholas Sparks

A man with a faded, well-worn notebook open in his lap. A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn't understand. Until he begins to read to her. An achingly tender story about the enduring power of love.  A man with a faded, well-worn notebook open in his lap. A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn't understand. Until he begins to read to her. The Notebook is an achingly tender story about the enduring power of love, a story of miracles that will stay with you forever.

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Great Movies

Belle & Sebastien

Set in 1943 in the French Alps, this is just a gorgeous, adventurous movie with wonderful characters including Belle a white Pyrenean Mountain Dog and a six-year-old boy, Sebastien

In this movie, Sebastien meets Belle for the first time, and together they try to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.

Belle & Sebastien 2 - The Adventure Continues

A little more adventure in this one as Sebastien's Aunt Angelina's plane goes down on the Italian border.

Again, just a gorgeous movie with more wonderful characters.

Belle & Sebastien 3 - Friends for Life

Third in the series - Belle has had puppies, and her owner returns to claim his property.

Paddington Bear 1

We just laughed and laughed! 

Absolutely our TOP pick for my mum - 92 and living with Alzheimer's dementia - and Nicole Kidman, as always is just a brilliant baddie!!!

Paddington Bear 2

One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration.

Santa Paws 2

Four of Santa's pet puppies stow away with Mrs Claus and discover the beautiful town of Pineville, where they soon cause a sack-load of Christmas mischief.

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Educational Videos

"What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's"

Ted Talk with Lisa Genova

Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease -- and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer's-resistant brain.

"Alzheimer's is not normal aging - and we can cure it"

Ted Talk with Samuel Cohen

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer's research from his lab as well as a message of hope. "Alzheimer's is a disease," Cohen says, "and we can cure it."

"Tiny Habits - baby steps for getting started"

with B J Fogg

2-minute video to hear behavioral scientist BJ Fogg give tips on facilitating behavior change in the life of your patients. In "Baby Steps," BJ shares that one way to get patients to do things that are harder is to start small to build "Success Momentum.

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"Learn the Art of Letting go." with Teepa Snow

This is a great introduction for Carers to think about how they can best manage themselves and their own place within the sometimes complex framework that comes with supporting a loved one with dementia. An OT with 30 plus years of training, Teepa Snow's underpinning philosophy is a positive approach to brain change.

 
 

Support Organisations

Alzheimer's Queensland

Peak body older Australians particularly those with Alzheimer's.  Provides support through local Carer Support Groups, Education & Training Seminars, and Library of resources.

They also provide specialised accommodation.

Carers' Australia

Peak body provides Support for Carers of people with a range of disabilities including dementia.

Provides significant support for people sourcing funding through the NDIS.

Has State offices.

COTA

Peak body advancing the rights interests and futures of https://cotaqld.org.au/ people as we age. Provides information and advocacy.

Has state and suburban offices.

Dementia Australia (previously Alzheimer's Australia)

Peak body provides Support and Education for people living with Dementia and their Families and Carers including documents for download and workshops.

It also assists local communities to set up Carer Groups.

Has State offices.

Health Direct

Health Direct is a Government-funded organisation that provides quality, approved health information and advice for people living with dementia and their Carers.

Among its services are the national Dementia Helpline helpline.nat@dementia.org.au operated by Dementia Australia.

It also provides information about respite services - including emergency, in-home and residential options - and counselling.