Dementia Matters is Alzheimer’s Queensland’s newsletter, featuring good news stories from our residential homes and multi-service centres, and the latest dementia news, events and contacts.
Our previous editions can be downloaded below:
Dementia Matters Summer 2023
12 January 2023
The Gordon Park Multi Service Centre operates from a beautiful, Queenslander style cottages in Brisbane North. It offers secure, cottagebased respite, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Dementia Matters Spring 2022
15 October 2022
The Toowoomba Multi Service Centre operates from a beautiful, Queenslander-style cottage in Harristown. It offers secure, cottage-based respite, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Dementia Matters Winter 2022
21 July 2022
Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and is not normal ageing...............
Dementia Matters Autumn 2022
1 April 2022
Dementia causes progressive changes to the brain; however, in the early stages of the disease these changes can be very subtle......
Dementia Matters Summer 2022
01 January 2022
Dementia is a broad term which is used to describe a group of symptoms that cause progressive damage to the brain. Dementia is not a specific disease but rather refers to the long term and often gradual decrease in a person's ability to......
Dementia Matters Winter 2021
Home is much more than a shelter; it is also a place where we can feel secure and comfortable. We spend so much time on our homes that home comfort becomes more than just a luxury, but a necessity.......
Dementia Matters Winter 2019
Transitioning to Residential Aged Care can be a daunting experience for the person living with dementia, their families and friends. Alzheimer’s Queensland aims to ensure that support is provided by...
Dementia Matters Autumn 2019
13 June 2019
This edition focuses on special needs groups that may have an increased risk of social isolation and a need for additional support when living with dementia.
Dementia Matters Summer 2019
13 March 2019
Understanding the benefits and risks associated with medication is essential to maintaining the health and wellbeing of both carers and the person living with dementia. Some helpful hints to help us...
Dementia Matters Spring 2018
The incidence and severity of incontinence increases with the progression of dementia. In this Dementia Matters we have identified strategies that can assist...
Dementia Matters Winter 2018
Safety tips for people living with dementia are addressed in this Winter edition including driving, travel, tracking devices, medication, falls and scams.
Dementia Matters Autumn 2018
Dementia and palliative Care needs are prioritised by Alzhiemer’s Queensland staff and the concerns of family and friends are examined in this edition. Myrtle who attends one of our respite centres...
Dementia Matters Summer 2018
We explore decision-making, consent and factors that influence these basic rights for the person with dementia. Tai Chi classes have commenced as part of our Wellness program and Tai Chi DVDs are...
Dementia Matters Spring 2017
We highlight the popular topics of dementia risk factors and the steps that can be taken to reduce risk and protect the brain. Also a wonderful boating opportunity was organised by Alzheimer’s Qld...
Dementia Matters Winter 2017
The focus in this edition is on the lives of people living with a diagnosis of Younger Onset Dementia including early signs, issues in workplaces, challenges for carers, the National Disability...
Dementia Matters Autumn 2017
14 July 2017
In this issue you'll meet the lovely Jane, an opera singer and pianist who is living with dementia. There's also good information on communication and vision.