Health and Well-being

Learning to live with dementia

September is Dementia Awareness month yet Dementia Australia’s packed calendar of informative and supportive events runs all year -  for the person diagnosed and their carers, families and friends. The webinars below are all online and some are repeated at later dates. Sessions which are not live can be watched later.  You can register for [...]

We’re Covid-safe!

When we welcome you back, we’ll be proudly wearing a Covid-safe ‘badge’. This graphic badge is awarded by the NSW Government to organisations and businesses whose staff and volunteers have completed training, added precautions and modified practices to be as Covid-safe as possible. We’ve undertaken many changes so as to be ready to resume more [...]

More weighty matters!

Yet another reason to lose weight!! Managing your weight to keep your Body Mass Index (BMI) within ‘normal’ range is likely to help reduce your later risk of dementia - and this could be even more relevant for women. Results from a new study out of University College London (UCL) associate obesity in late adulthood [...]

Group services regroup around Hunters Hill Community Hub

  Clients at Hunters Hill Community Hub chat with Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts, in the Hub's courtyard when it reopened after refurbishment mid-2019. Now that a long list of Covid-safe precautions is in daily practice, Sydney Community Services’ group social supports for seniors and people with a disability are running again, [...]

Simple Alzheimer’s test coming up

A simple new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, years in the making, is on its way to Australia via the Federal Government’s Australian Dementia Network or ADnet, a collaboration of 18 academic and clinical partners and philanthropists. The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, led the development of the new blood test which measures the protein ‘tau’, [...]

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