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Learning started with hating school!

Learning started with hating school!

"At home, I discovered new and amazing things about the world. At school, I spent hours copying 'boring' information into my books. The boredom was awful, but the unfairness I observed was worse. Kids like me – the ones with good memories and fluent English - got lots...

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Dementia and the seasons

Dementia and the seasons

Does the weather and seasons have an impact on a person living with dementia? The best way to think about this question is: “does the weather have an impact on those who don’t have dementia?". The answer is yes. On long summer days we tend to go to sleep later because...

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3 tips for stepping into someone’s reality

3 tips for stepping into someone’s reality

In traditional dementia care, there is this school of thought that says you should never lie to someone living with dementia. People use strategies such as re-orientation, re-direction, diversion, distraction, and/or validation. Another tool to consider is stepping...

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9 tips to support your loved one at home

9 tips to support your loved one at home

This is a challenging time for the communities in which we all live and work. We know that routine is important for those living with dementia. With Sydney's stay at home orders, care partners are forced to replace some daily activities with activities at home. We...

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4 tips for engaging your loved one living with dementia

4 tips for engaging your loved one living with dementia

For someone living with dementia, social isolation can significantly impact them and their moods. Isolation isn’t always being physically alone, but rather them being unintentionally excluded in a room full of people. Here are 4 tips on how to include your loved one...

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