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  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Wed, 28/10/2015 - 13:12

    Dementia is a big topic and one that’s become even more important recently. Trouble is, there’s such a lot of information out there, including people writing blogs, it could put you off trying to say anything.

  • Kevin Harvey
    Kevin Harvey Thu, 24/09/2015 - 23:40

    Tom’s blog on reading got me thinking about my own interest in and experiences of books. I, too, am a bibliophile – books feature constantly in my life, both professionally and outside of work.

  • Justine Schneider
    Justine Schneider Mon, 07/09/2015 - 11:32

    I've spent the past weekend at a conference on music therapy and dementia at Anglia Ruskin Univeristy, Cambridge. Astonishingly, it was a world first for a conference topic that seems to be of wide interest. 

  • Anne de Gruchy Thu, 27/08/2015 - 18:00

    I had an interesting conversation with someone the other day, about how illness can define us. It got me thinking about my own up-and-down mental health, and how it has shaped my life over the years. It also got me thinking about my dad.

  • Justine Schneider
    Justine Schneider Wed, 19/08/2015 - 17:24

    The Mary Chester club is a day centre in Perth run by the Alzheimer’s Society of Western Australia.  They opened their doors today to hundreds of delegates to the Alzheimer Disease International conference.

  • Kevin Harvey
    Kevin Harvey Wed, 19/08/2015 - 17:21

    Recently I saw an item on the news which reported on the therapeutic value of table tennis. Indulging in regular bouts of the game, according to new research, can lessen the symptoms of dementia and, potentially, even ward off its onset.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Wed, 19/08/2015 - 17:10

    There seems little doubt that dementia sells newspapers these days. Barely a week goes past without a new sensation – Miracle Cure! ….Eat This, Eat That!... XXX gives you Alzheimers’!! What is an ordinary person supposed to make of this barrage?

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Wed, 19/08/2015 - 17:07

    Like many people, I like to feed the birds in my garden. They eat about a kilogram of seeds every week from two bird feeders.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Wed, 19/08/2015 - 17:01

    Public appetite for information about dementia is about more than just awareness. It’s more like a great thirst, and has taken my breath away on at least two occasions recently.

  • Anne de Gruchy Mon, 17/08/2015 - 12:00

    This morning, on my way to my Quaker Meeting, I rescued a child. Well, not exactly rescued, but I did respond to a distress call.

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