World Alzheimer’s Month 2016

Some important statistics from Kate Swaffer to open World Alzheimer’s Month.

Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth

Well, technically it is Day 2 of #DAM2016 in Australia, but as it is before midnight on September 1 in the UK, I could also say it is Day 1 of #WAM2016! I have not been here at all lately, in part due to health issues but also trying almost desperately to keep up with my studies. But actually I really miss blogging more regularly, and feel I need to make an effort to at least be a bit more active for September. My sleep patterns are, like many with dementia also tell me, totally changed, and if being awake at 3 or 4 am means I have the time to write a blog, then that has to be a positive. Right?

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 4.03.29 PMI’d like to start with a survey done by Alzheimer’s Australia they released yesterday, as part of their Dementia Awareness Month activities. In this survey of more than 1,500 people , including people…

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About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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