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Intouch : In Touch Winter 2012
3 CHAIR'S AND CEO'S MESSAGES 4 NEWS • MEMORY VAN • PLANNING AHEAD FORUMS • SENIORS WEEK AWARDS • NEW CALD FILMS ON YOUTUBE • SUBE BANERJEE SEMINAR 8 NEWS FEATURE YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA FORUM 10 COVER STORY WHAT DO THE AGED CARE REFORMS MEAN FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CARERS? 13 RESEARCH • YOGA REDUCES CARERS' STRESS • EYE TEST FOR ALZHEIMER'S • DISCUSS THE SCIENCE: MEDICATION • VOLUNTEERS WANTED 14 FUNDRAISING • FIVE WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT ALZNSW • MEMORY WALK AND JOG 2012 16 SERVICES • COURSES • 10 WAYS ALZNSW CAN HELP • Q&A: MEDICATION AND DRIVING 18 PEOPLE THE SOCIAL AND THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES TEAM 19 IN MEMORIAM 20 RESOURCES • IN THE LIBRARY • CROSSWORD CONTENTS 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 Honorary Medical Advisors Professor Henry Brodaty AO Director, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Dr Helen Creasey Senior Staff Specialist, Geriatric Medicine, Deputy Director of CERA Dr Michael Valenzuela Research Fellow in Regenerative Neuroscience, School of Psychiatry, University of NSW 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: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.alzheimers.org.au Registered as a Print Post Publication Number PP: 234077/00008 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 specifc 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 other wise featured in this publication are not necessarily endorsed by AlzNSW. AlzNSW does not endorse any products or services 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
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