Most parents know that letting your children play and express themselves is important for their development, not just physically and emotionally, but also socially and intellectually. But creative expression isn’t just for kids. And it’s not just for ‘creative types’, either. Whether you consider yourself creative or not, there’s a bit of it in all of us.
While you may be still shaking your head and nursing your post Election hangover, many will be waking up today and thinking, “now what?” with regards to either selling or buying either their investment property or family home.
Discrimination experienced by people living with dementia, their families and carers will be the focus of this year’s national Dementia Action Week*, 16-22 September. Dementia Australia CEO, Maree McCabe said the annual national awareness campaign will be centred around a national survey to inform and increase our understanding of the experiences and perspectives around discrimination, and what can be done to bring about positive change.
Whilst Easter is a happy time for most, holiday celebrations and family get-togethers can be a very stressful time for people living with dementia. With that in mind, Dementia Australia has compiled some advice to help better communicate with a loved one living with dementia to improve their comfort and reduce their stress.