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Life changing dementia support for Elizabeth and John

Aged care

When a perioperative stroke left the otherwise healthy father of seven, John, in need of full-time care, dementia respite funding helped John and his wife Elizabeth access the support and care they needed to continue their life together, in their own home and community.

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Friendship fills Christine’s cup

Aged care

Christine lives with vascular dementia, which has affected her short-term memory. She no longer drives and requires support with daily living activities and getting out and about in the community. This Dementia Action Week (18-24 September) Centacare is joining Dementia Australia to advocate for a dementia-friendly future.  

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Busy hands make the difference for David

Aged care

Dementia impacts close to half a million Australians. In the lead up to Dementia Action Week (19-25 September) we tell David’s story and show how, with a little bit of support, people living with dementia can live active and fulfilling lives for many years after diagnosis.

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Gender pioneer Beryl ‘breaks the bias’

Aged care

In the 1950s, when men were breadwinners and women the home makers, Beryl, 93, managed a plumbing and hardware shop. Her push for equal opportunity makes her the perfect person to talk to this International Women’s Day.

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Later years no time to take it easy

Aged care

Dot is 87 years old and lives with dementia. But watching her go through the moves in her weekly balance class, she doesn’t look a day over 60.

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