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Intouch : In Touch Winter 2014
16 In touch WINTER 2014 BOOK DONATED TO ALZNSW AlzNSW had a special visit by children’s author Debra Tidball who presented AlzNSW CEO The Hon. John Watkins with a copy of her frst children’s book When I See Grandma. Inspired by her own children’s visits to her mother in an aged-care facility, When I See Grandma is a warm and uplifting story that Debra hopes will offer purpose and a way of engaging children in the care of their loved ones. Debra has generously offered to donate royalties from the sale of her book to the Hazel Hawke Alzheimer’s Research and Care fund. When I See Grandma is available from bookstores or at wombatbooks.com.au RESOURCES ALZNSW LIBRARY LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES COORDINATOR MICHELLE DE MARI REVIEWS THE NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ALZNSW LIBRARY. BOOKS AND CDS FROM ALZHEIMER'S AUSTRALIA Green Vanilla tea By Marie Williams When Marie Williams’ husband Dominic started buying banana Paddle Pops by the boxful it was out of character for a man who was ft and health conscious. Dominic, Marie and their two sons had migrated to Australia to have a life where they shared more family time, when gradually Dominic’s behaviour became more and more unpredictable. It took nearly four years before there was a diagnosis of early-onset dementia, coupled with motor neurone disease. Marie says she began to write as a refuge from the chaos and as a way to make sense of her changing world. Her book, Green Vanilla Tea, has recently been named winner of the 2013 Finch Memoir Prize. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … And It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little things From taking over Your Life By Richard carlson [available in book or cD format] Learn to put things in perspective by making the small daily changes suggested in this book, including: “Think of your problems as potential teachers”; “Remember that when you die, your inbox won’t be empty”; and “Do one thing at a time”. You can also try to live in the present moment, let others have the glory at times, and lower your tolerance to stress. these resources are available for loan to members of AlznSW. If you would like to reserve them, please email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org CROSSWORD AcRoSS 1. Most signifcant 5. Baking chamber 7. Appeal 8. Lack of response 9. Squeaks and rattles 12. Of the senses 15. Line of Chinese emperors 19. Higher-priced 21. Long-necked animals 22. Secluded place 23. Pecans or almonds 24. Arm/torso joint DoWn 1. Staring open- mouthed 2. Collect 3. Leaves room 4. Hypnotic state 5. River creatures 6. Roman XC 10. Smooth out (shirt creases) 11. Shady trees 12. Recite 13. Letter 14. Across 15. Fire-breathing monster 16. Church tables 17. Robberies 18. Stocks & shares agent 19. 70s dance music 20. Declare void SOLUTION PAGE 11 12 345 6 78 91 01 1 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 For terms and conditions of sale see www.TabTimer.com.au . TabTimer™, ‘helps keep medications on time’™ and the TabTimer™ logo are trademarks of TabTimer Pty Ltd © 2011 ABN: 99 137 415 948 ® Medication Reminders Automatic Pill Dispensers Vibrating Reminder Watches Vibrating & Talking Clocks Peace of mind for medicines! Contact TabTimer™ and help to keep medicines on-time. www.TabTimer.com.au 1300 TAB TIMER (1300 822 846)
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