Link to posts and articles:
- There’s a new posting on Facebook tonight about an online program. I don’t know anything about it yet, but take a look and let me know.
Dementia Daily News – Online Program Helps Lower Dementia Risk
- I’ve seen a few articles lately about the language used when talking with or about people living with Dementia. Also earlier this year at the Consumer Summit in Canberra, and then the ADI 2015 Conference in Perth, I met many wonderful people who encouraged me how to better direct my energies and focus for advocating about the many issues related to a diagnosis of YOD. One of these issues was the stigmas of the language and images used to portray life with a diagnosis of Dementia. Please have a read of the following comments. They have been made by people living with Dementia – by Journalism.co.uk
‘I am not a victim’: Tips for reporting on dementia
In this article people living with dementia discuss how the media can better phrase its coverage of the illness.
- This link is the conversation between Paul Barclay from ABC Radio National’s ‘Big Ideas’ and Norman Doidge, at the Brisbane Powerhouse, on the 19th May 2015. Refer to my post: “The concept of neuroplasticity gives me HOPE!”. Norman Doidge is the author of the books The Brain that Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing, and both books have some interesting stories and strategies about helping to develop new neural pathways. This is what Doidge calls neuroplasticity. I hope you enjoy listening to it, I did on the night:http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2015/08/bia_20150803_2005.mp3
- In this link I’d like to introduce you to Denise Craig, a psychologist who has established the Young Onset Dementia Support Group Facebook site. There is an article in the Cairns Post (25/07/15) about her personal and professional experiences with dementia and it features some of my own personal story: Please have a read this great article : Living Life to the fullest after a diagnosis of dementia
- If you want to know about how music can help our brains, watch Oliver Sacks’ YouTube video: Musicophilia – Alzheimer’s / The Power of Music
- and after watching Oliver Sacks talk about music, why not watch one of the masters, Gene Kelly. An oldie but he had talent: See this timeless video: “Gotta Dance” by Gene Kelly and Cyd Charrise
- Watch the following video on a doctor’s perspective on dementia as her own experience now that she has a diagnosis on dementia: “Dementia from the Inside: a doctor’s perspective.”
- Link to my post:“Have your say.”
- Interesting article on the challenges of air travel and dementia: Dr Maria O’Reilly, QUT Research Fellow with the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre: Carers and Consumers (DCRC:CC) has launched two surveys to ‘start the conversation’ by seeking input from people with dementia, carers, pilots, flight attendants and other airline and airport staff on their experiences.
Please see link: Understanding the challenges of air travel and dementia
- Link to my post: “Saturday, Sunday, Monday”
- Researchers studied 17 levels of sugar in people & found a direct connection between sugar & dementia.
- Read article on Active lifestyles are associated with better brain function and lower dementia risk.
- Give it a try to use BrainyApp to find out how brain healthy your lifestyle is, and take healthy actions to improve your brain health score
- Link to my post: “Collective Knowledge“, where I talk about two really good resource sites with more information and links: these are the following link: “Symptom Perspectives” and the “Together in This”
- “Petition to the Australian Federal Government re: YOD Key Worker Program”
We want more services targeted at people with younger onset dementia and their families and for the funding of the onset dementia key worker program to continue as it is, and NOT become part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- ‘The Tommorrow Study’: Queensland University of Technology-Gold Coast: Queensland researchers look to cure Alzheimer’s – 9News Interview
- Consumer Summit 2015: Parliament House, Canberra Australia. Alzheimer’s Australia National Consumer Summit 2015 Communique