Dementia Matters

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:
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    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.

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    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.

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    Dementia Matters Winter 2022

    21 July 2022

    Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and is not normal ageing...............

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    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......

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    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......

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    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.......

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    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

    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.

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    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...

  • Spring 2018.

    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...

  • Winter 2018

    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.

  • Autumn 2018

    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...

  • Summer 2018

    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...

  • Spring 2017

    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...

  • Winter 2017

    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...

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    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.

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