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Dementia and the survival of the self

The importance of the feeling of erosion of self in dementia and the accompanying fear was one of the focuses a presentation at the National Dementia Congress. Conjoint associate professor and clinical director at the Aged Care and Rehabilitation Network ...

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Reclaiming a pre-diagnosis life

Reclaim it – go back to your pre-diagnosis life. That’s one of key pieces of advice consumer advocate Kate Swaffer would give to someone with a recent diagnosis of dementia. “[For] probably the first 18 months, I was reeling from ...

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Tackling the tough issues

The hard to solve health and community problems that persist despite considerable effort are the issues that a recently appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) is drawn to. The Mitchell Institute’s director of health policy, Rosemary Calder, said: ...

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