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SALUTE TO DEMENTIA SUFFERERS

It is 8.30am and Paula George greets her 94-year-old father Alan with a smile and military salute. This day, Alan remembers his daughter’s name, but it’s not always the case despite the close bond the two share. “He has good days and bad days,” Paula admits. “He was very intelligent, which makes this so hard.”…

Two minutes with Tony Sandy

Two minutes with Teddy Bears’ Picnic major sponsor, Tony Sandy from Just Better Care. Why did you become a sponsor of Wishlist’s first Teddy Bears’ Picnic? My grandparents played a significant role in my upbringing by providing various forms of support.  When I look back on my own experiences, the relationship between a grandparent and…

DEMENTIA TOP PRIORITY THIS MONTH

IT has been four months since Nambour Hospital’s Acute Restorative Care (ARC) Unit commenced operation, but already, grand plans are on the horizon. The team which provides care for frail older patients with complex cognitive issues is rallying the community this September as part of Dementia Awareness Month to raise much-needed funds for a specially-designed…

$30,000 GOAL FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS

In 2004 Peter Williamson was a Director of an international sales company, now the father-of-nine needs 24-hour care after being diagnosed with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Peter’s wife Jan admits that life for the Coolum couple has changed dramatically since the shock diagnosis in 2015. “A lot of patients are different… But they leave…