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Intouch : In Touch Winter 2013
IN TOUCH WINTER 2013 7 We are currently recruiting for participants For more information, please contact: Tara-Lea McAleer Tel: (02) 9351 9594 or Email: email@example.com TAP The Tailored Activity Program This study being run from the University of Sydney is a trial to test a program aimed at improving the quality of life of people with dementia by providing meaningful activities tailored to their abilities. NEW YOD KEY WORKERS AlzNSW will welcome 11 key workers to assist people living with younger onset dementia (YOD) and their families access vital services and support. A national team of 40 is being recruited through the National YOD Key Worker Program. "Each key worker will be a primary contact for a person with dementia, " said The Hon. John Watkins, CEO of AlzNSW. The key worker will provide information and advice as an initial point of contact, and help families engage with support and care options by providing direct services and linking them to relevant services. "Support will be individualised and person- centred, which will help to improve the quality of life for people living with YOD, their families and carers, " John said. Minister for Ageing The Hon. Mark Butler MP announced $16.8 million funding for the program as part of the $3.7 billion Living Longer. Living Better. aged care reforms. The location of key workers has been determined by analysing ABS data for people living with dementia in the 35-64 years age group and identifying locations with high concentrations of people living with early onset dementia. In NSW, key workers will be located in Western Sydney, Central Sydney, Southern Sydney, Wollongong, the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast. More details about the program and how to contact key workers will be in the next edition of In Touch. AlzNSW Library and Information Services Coordinator Michelle de Mari and Educator Donna Moore recently created a presentation about dementia, which Michelle delivered to librarians from the Home Library Service. Offered through public libraries, the Home Library Service delivers library items to people who are housebound due to poor health, disability or frailty, residents in aged-care facilities and carers. To join, contact your local library. LIBRARIANS MAKE HOUSE CALLS Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Mayor Peter Besseling and councillors recently took up the Heart Your Brain Challenge: 21 Days to Brain Healthy Habits. The challenge is part of Alzheimer's Australia's Your Brain Matters program, an evidence-based initiative that demonstrates ways to help retain and build brain cells. The councillors added fun brain-training exercises to their daily routines and took simple steps to improve brain health. The campaign is a positive way to involve the entire community in action to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia. "I would encourage everyone to join the Heart Your Brain Challenge with us, " said Cr Besseling. "It is as simple as learning a new task, organising a social event, going for a walk or making simple changes to your diet. " AlzNSW congratulates Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and thanks others who have participated. The Heart Your Brain Challenge: 21 Days to Brain Healthy Habits asks participants to pledge a commitment to brain health for 21 days. W: www.yourbrain matters.org.au/ challenge BRAIN-SAVING HABITS
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