23 September 2009

TV feature on coping with dementia

Forget Me Not
Sunday Night Channel 7: 20 September
This 12 minute feature presented by Mike Munro provides insight into the issue of living with dementia. Meet Trish, 42, who was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 39; Cynthia who is 78; and Adeta who initially was misdiagnosed with Schizophrenia at the age of 52. Also listen to the stories of their family members and family carers.

There is no direct program link. > Go to Sunday Night Channel 7. > On the Featured Video bar, click on the right arrow until you located the program “Forget Me Not”.

Some useful reference on topics raised in this program are provided below:

Younger Onset Dementia (diagnosed with dementia under age of 65)

Genetic Testing

Alert and Safe Return Systems for people with dementia who wander

Additional resouces

Fronto temporal dementia

Reminiscing and doll therapy

updated 24 September 2009

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