Upcoming Events:

This page is created for Upcoming Events I’d like to share with you:

  • 28th August: leaving for the Camino de Santiago, also known as ‘The Way of St James’ and ‘Camino Frances’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. The recent movie “The Way” , starring Martin Sheen, portrayed people’s personal and varied reasons for undertaking such a trek along this historic pilgrimage walk. It starts in the foothills of the Pyrenees France, and winds it’s way across the top of Spain through mainly rural villages. The few larger towns are filled with history and famous architecture. There are about a dozen Caminos de Santiago, this is the more well-known one. Some people walk further, starting in Geneva, Paris, Le Puy, Rome, Jerusalem, Lisbon, Granada, etc and some pilgrims continue on to Finesterre, about 100 miles further along. It literally means “the end of the earth”. READ MY POST: 4 sleeps to go, but how am I feeling?
  • 24th August: I’ve been invited to tell my story at Red Shed, which is a part of a national support group for men called Shed Happens. Red Shed acknowledges that ‘blokes’ have stories to tell, and that ‘blokes’ need ‘blokes’ for support. It’s a safe place to share, without judgement or criticism. Ages of the members range from 15 to 90 years. I’ll be interviewed by Peter Janetzki who has his own radio program “Talking Life With Peter Janetzki” Sunday nights from 8-10pm, on radio FM 96.5, about my journey to living well with Dementia, and how it was before my realisation that I could still achieve, set goals and enjoy life (with support of course)
  • 16th of August: Barefoot Bowl Fundraiser for and awareness of Younger Onset Dementia, QLD’s Projects, at Wynnum Manly Leagues Club’s Bowls Club (Cnr of Adam St & Esplanade Wynnum North) 12noon to 5pm; Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen. Cost: $20 includes BBQ lunch; bowls hire and nibblies.
  • 17th of July: I’ll be guest speaker at the Lioness Club of Brisbane Metropolitan at Shafston Hotel at Kangaroo Point. Talking about ” Living Well with Dementia”
  • 2nd of June: I’ll be guest speaker at a Rotary Breakfast at Carindale 7am.
  • Friday 29th May 2015  Alzheimer’s Australia (QLD) PresentsA Night to Remember   10th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Stamford Plaza, Brisbane.Special Guest: Sue Pieters-Hawke
    John Quinn will also present a speech called “Live with Dementia”.
    Please go to: or phone: 07 38958200 for further details.
    READ MY POST: A Night to Remember. A memory to keep.
  • 19th of May: Norman Doidge the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Brain That Changes Itself” will be presenting about neuroplasticity, how anyone can improve their brain performance.Now in his new book, “The Brain’s Way of Healing” Norman Doidge extends the reach of neuroplastic treatments, to provide new hope for people who suffer from many kinds of chronic pain, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, attention deficit disorder, autism, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, learning disorders, sensory processing disorders, balance problems and provides information on how to reduce the risk of dementia by 60%.Please click on this link for further details.
    READ MY POST : Change is good especially when it’s meaning….. changing the brain.
  • 22nd April, 2015:  Glenys and I have been invited to be involved in a consultative analysis of Department of Social Security (DSS) funded Dementia Programmes and Services. It’s being co-ordinated by KPMG at Riparian Plaza, Eagle Street Brisbane, 10.00am -1.00pm. The analysis by all stakeholders currently involved in delivering the services, and those who use those services, will be one of thirteen such workshops conducted around the country to better understand how the services are operating, what is working well, and what needs to be improved. It will be used to inform future Dementia programmes and policy development by the Australian Government. It’s humbling to have been asked to provide feedback and I’m certain this review is a positive approach for future support for those living with Dementia.

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