Family frustrated over NDIS as they grapple with caring for father with rare form of dementia

Family frustrated over NDIS as they grapple with caring for father with rare form of dementia

Updated May 14, 2018 07:16:57 Photo: Caroline Boileau says she is struggling to get support from the NDIS for her husband. (ABC News: Liz Hobday) Related Story: A thousand mental health jobs to be lost in Victoria, lobby group fears Related Story: This is Jonathan, one of the thousands worse …

Robin William’s devastating final days battling Lewy body dementia

Robin William’s devastating final days battling Lewy body dementia

ROBIN Williams struggled to remember his lines. This was unusual for the hyperverbal, Oscar-winning actor, and it hit him hard in Vancouver in 2014 during the filming of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third movie in the successful family franchise. “He was sobbing in my arms …

Dementia project run by Alzheimer’s WA helps one country town learn to carry on with life

Dementia project run by Alzheimer’s WA helps one country town learn to carry on with life

Posted April 21, 2018 08:13:38 Photo: Laurie and Jane Parkin say York’s dementia awareness program has given them reassurance. (ABC News: Emily Piesse) It was a comment from her boss two years ago that led Jane Parkin on a life-changing investigation. The 64-year-old was working as a pre-primary and kindergarten …

‘I like to outmanoeuvre dementia’: Learning to navigate the fog of Alzheimer’s

‘I like to outmanoeuvre dementia’: Learning to navigate the fog of Alzheimer’s

Posted April 12, 2018 19:14:03 Video: Wendy Mitchell describes how she has learnt to live with dementia (ABC News) Related Story: My mother is fighting brain cancer, but I yearn for the woman her tumour stole Related Story: Positive thinking about ageing may lower dementia risk Wendy Mitchell met her …

Dementia patient ‘coerced’ out of $60,000 to fund gambling binge in suspected NT financial abuse cluster

Dementia patient ‘coerced’ out of $60,000 to fund gambling binge in suspected NT financial abuse cluster

Updated March 20, 2018 07:57:44 Photo: Advocates fear Australia’s big banks have not been given adequate powers to stop the scourge. (ABC News: Bridget Judd) In a community as small as Darwin, bank tellers know regular customers by name. Key points: Seven cases of suspected financial abuse identified in Darwin …