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Intouch : In Touch Spring 2014
IN TOUCH The quarterly newsletter for members of Alzheimer's Australia NSW CEO The Hon. John Watkins General Manager Services Robyn Faine General Manager Policy, Research and Information Brendan Moore General Manager Human Resources and Volunteering Anneliese Coghlan General Manager Marketing and Communications Andrew Mills General Manager Media Sarah Price General Manager Fundraising Simon Crowson General Manager Corporate Services Chris Champ Honorary Medical Advisors Professor Henry Brodaty AO Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW Director, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Dr Helen Creasey Senior Staff Specialist, Geriatric Medicine, Deputy Director of CERA Assoc Prof Michael Valenzuela Group Leader Brain & Mind Institute University of Sydney Dr Bryce Vissel Senior Research Fellow, Group Leader, Neurodegenerative Disorders Garvan Institute of Medical Research Editors Andrew Mills and Sarah Price T: (02) 9805 0100 E: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Alzheimer's Australia NSW PO Box 6042 North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia T: (02) 9805 0100 F: (02) 9805 1665 E: NSW.firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.ﬁghtdementia.org.au Registered as a Print Post Publication Number PP: 100008217 ISSN: 1038-7854 Articles in this publication provide a general summary only of the subject matter covered. Any person with dementia or a carer for a person with dementia should seek professional advice about their speciﬁc case. AlzNSW is not liable for any error or omission in this publication. Permission should be sought from the editor before reproducing articles. Once permission is given the source must be acknowledged. Products and services contained in paid advertisements or otherwise featured in this publication are not necessarily endorsed by AlzNSW. AlzNSW does not endorse any products or ser vices of any description. The views expressed by contributors to this newsletter are not necessarily shared by AlzNSW. Published on behalf of Alzheimer's Australia NSW by Mahlab Media www.mahlabmedia.com.au 3 CHAIR'S AND CEO'S MESSAGES 4 NEWS • WELCOME NEW PRESIDENT GRAEME SAMUEL AC • DEMENTIA ADVOCATES PROGRAM • MISSING PERSONS WEEK 2014 • START2TALK KIAMA • DEMENTIA IN RETIREMENT VILLAGES • ALZNSW AND OPAL AGED CARE PARTNERSHIP 9 SERVICES • 10 WAYS ALZNSW CAN HELP • Q&A: LIVING WILLS AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POWER OF ATTORNEY AND GUARDIANSHIP 10 COVER STORY • DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH 16 EDUCATION • 2014 COURSES 17 RESEARCH • INFRARED LASER TREATMENT TRIAL • THE DIFFICULTIES CARERS FACE MANAGING MEDICINE • STUDY: THE LINK BETWEEN TICK BITES AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE 18 FUNDRAISING HOW YOU CAN HELP ALZNSW 19 IN MEMORIAM 20 RESOURCES • IN THE LIBRARY • PUZZLE CONTENTS WITH THANKS The editors would like to express their sincere thanks to the many hundreds of members who responded to our Reader Survey. We are very grateful for each and every person for taking the time to share your thoughts and provide us with many constructive suggestions.
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