Dementia Links

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
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