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MemBo Noticeboard User Guide

If you need comprehensive User Guide for the App and Online Management Hub, this is for you.

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.

Super Simple Step-by-Step Instructions

If you need simple step-by-step instructions including screen shots for using the MemBo Noticeboard App and the online Management Hub, this is the document for you.

Handy Hints

Handy Hints is a list of practical suggestions to help you get the best possible results from MemBo Noticeboard when you're helping someone living with memory or organisational issues. This information also appears in the User Manual.

Brisbane North Dementia Directory

Put together by the Moreton Bay Dementia Alliance and Brisbane North Primary Health Network, the directory features a comprehensive range of services available for people living with Dementia and their Families and Carers in the Moreton Bay area and surrounds.

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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 Folks" - 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.