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communities and organisations in Australia to reduce the stigma and
social isolation associated with a diagnosis of dementia. Steve Milton is
a director of Innovations in Dementia whose work in this area has been
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Hearing experts come together
The Deafness Resource Centre Hearing
Awareness Week Expo 2014 will bring
together a range of hearing industry
experts under one roof, so you can
discover how service providers and
equipment manufacturers can directly
assist you with your hearing loss.
Australian Hearing will also be in
attendance on the day to provide free
hearing screening tests, but you must
book first directly with Australian Hear-
ing on 6232 3200.
Joy Burch MLA, ACT Minister for
Disability, will officially open the expo at
10.30am, followed by keynote speakers
from the Deafness Forum of Australia,
Australian Hearing and Cochlear.
The expo will be held in the Olympus
Room of the Hellenic Club, Woden, on
Thursday, August 28 from 10am, with
Australian Hearing in the Aegean Room.
The sponsors for the expo are:
Gold Sponsor - Cochlear
Silver Sponsor - Disability ACT
Bronze Sponsors - Canberra
Audiology, Deakin, MED-EL, The
Shepherd Centre and SCIC Canberra
The DRC Hearing Aiders Program,
which was imported from the UK and
began in the ACT at the end of 2010, has
now been introduced into almost every
nursing home and aged-care facility in
the ACT and Queanbeyan. It ensures that
seniors do not sit in a world of silence for
want of a battery change, ear-mould
clean and getting tubing checked for
condensation. They are also entitled to
having their ears checked and having a
friendly chat with the DHC Hearing
To ensure this program continues, the
DRC is now selling Gift of Hearing
Certificates, for those who don't really
need any more 'stuff' for their birthdays
and on similar occasions.
For more information, phone
Mobility scooter benefits
People buy mobility scooters for a
variety of reasons.
Hopping on a reliable scooter and
using Canberra's footpath system can
be convenient and social. Scooters are
quiet and versatile, and can be equip-
ped with shopping bags, baskets and
walker carriers. Some have a range
exceeding 40km per overnight charge.
Most have automatic braking systems,
variable speed controls, lights and
indicators. Top end scooters also have
Small wheeled scooters that fold up
and fit in the car boot are ideal for
when the operator is looking for better
shopping range, perhaps to keep up
with friends and family, or even to take
away on holidays or to events.
Almost all scooters have a simple
control system operated by fingers or
thumbs. Steered by a simple tiller
system, many have articulated seats
with lift-up adjustable arm rests and
swivel 360 degrees when necessary
with adjustable back recline.
Independence can re-invigorate
family and social relationships as your
reliance on others is mitigated.
With annual servicing, your scooter
or other appliance should give years of
convenient and reliable freedom.
Remember, always buy locally for
reliable warranty and servicing.
For more information, phone The
Wheelchair Factory on 6288 3106 or
visit the store at the Fisher shops.
Raising dementia awareness
Global movement: September is Dementia Awareness Month.
Alzheimer's Australia ACT is getting
ready to host a number of events to
acknowledge Dementia Awareness
Month in September.
World Alzheimer's Day, held on
September 21 this year, was launched in
1994 to mark Alzheimer's Disease Inter-
national's 10th anniversary. It has grown
significantly, evolving in a series of events
currently known as World Alzheimer's
Each year more countries participate
as the global Alzheimer movement gains
momentum. Each year on September 21,
World Alzheimer's Day unites people
living with dementia around the world.
From Australia to Zimbabwe, people
with dementia, carers and Alzheimer
associations take part in activities from
memory walks to tea dances to raise
money and awareness of dementia.
Alzheimer Australia memory walks
are held in every state of Australia, and
this year Alzheimer's ACT will be holding
its second Memory Walk on Sunday,
Throughout September the organisa-
tion will run information sessions, cele-
brations and a special presentation by
Steve Milton from the UK at the Ainslie
Football Club on September 23 entitled
Dementia-friendly Concepts and Com-
Alzheimer's ACT Art Exhibition
Hellenic Club, Phillip
What is Dementia?
Alzheimer's ACT Education Session
10am - noon
159 Maribyrnong Avenue, Kaleen
NDIS Information Session with Carers
10am - noon
Carers ACT, 2/80 Beurepaire Crescent,
Your Brain Matters
Alzheimer's Australia Brain Health
10am - 2pm
Carers ACT, 2/80 Beurepaire Cres, Holt
Celebration and Information Sharing
10am - 2pm
Villaggio Sant' Antonio Hostel, Page
For more information or to book,
phone 6255 0722.
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