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Author: Alzheimer's WA

Elderly woman helping in the kitchen with a support worker

A Home Away From Home

Developing an enabling environment for a person living with dementia can make a significant difference to independence, quality of life and wellbeing. Alzheimer’s WA’s Dementia Enabling Environments website can help you understand evidence based dementia design principles and give practical advice…
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An elderly man living with dementia kissing his granddaughter on the cheek at Christmas time

Holiday Tips

The festive season is a time to enjoy social gatherings and family events which can often mean lots of noise and activity. For a person with dementia, this can be disruptive, confusing, and even distressing, with changes to routine and…
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An elderly lady living with dementia holding a small black dog

Residential Care – Tips for Visiting

The role of family caregivers and friends is still very important, even after a person with dementia moves into residential care. Visiting helps both parties to remain connected, and to feel they are still an important part of each other’s…
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Creating an Enabling Dementia Home

Creating an Enabling Dementia Home

It is estimated that between 60-70% of people with dementia live at home. I think it would be fair to say that few people build a house thinking that one day they may develop dementia. There are many simple low…
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