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Jane Tolman. Facing up to dementia.

As I reflect on the ongoing complaints at federal and state level about our ailing health system, widespread community concerns and a medical culture which is still often hospital- and doctor- centric, I wonder how we will be able to … Continue reading

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Patty Fawkner SGS. Betty has dementia.

Grief is a constant companion when a loved one has dementia. And so, too, is grace, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner. Betty has dementia. Betty has had dementia for over eight years. Betty is my mother. “Mum will know … Continue reading

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Jane Tolman. I don’t want to get Dementia.

Dementia is what many of us fear most, and the effective risk is largely related to age.   The statistics say that at 65 years of age, only 2% have dementia.  But this figure doubles with the passage of each five … Continue reading

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Jane Tolman. Dementia: how did we get it so wrong?

In the past few weeks I have had the privilege of participating in the second running of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Understanding Dementia run by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania. … Continue reading

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