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Wynnum Cafe is serving up fresh memories for people with dementia and their carers

WHEN Darryl and Kerry Cox went to see their family doctor he advised the couple to go out and make memories, and take lots of photos. Darryl has already been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and was suffering severe short-term memory loss. Following their doctor’s advice the Cox’s embarked on a Mediterranean cruise of a lifetime.  “We took lots and lots ... Read More »

New service in Kingaroy provides better care for dementia patients in rural towns

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A NEW memory café in south-east Queensland’s rural heartland, Kingaroy, aims to support people with dementia and those who care for them. Social isolation and a lack of services are the biggest barriers caring for rural people with dementia, according to a health care specialist. “Let’s be frank, there aren’t the services in rural areas, and there’s a stigma attached ... Read More »

Memory Café offers flexibility, respite for carers in Brisbane

BRISBANE’S first Memory Café runs to support people with dementia and those who care for them. “It’s a relaxing opportunity to share stories and hear solutions from other people, whilst enjoying refreshments,” Centacare’s Caroline Grogan, who co-ordinates a program for carers, said. Ms Grogan said something as simple as a chat over a cuppa, with a slice of cake, and ... Read More »

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