The dementia Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME*

*The dementia Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME* is a place for people to connect with others, to get information and helpful suggestions.

A diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be very isolating. You may have received a diagnosis, be someone who is caring for a family member, or you may have a mum or dad with younger onset dementia. You are not alone. The National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program provides individualised information and support to improve the quality of life for people with younger onset dementia and also see NSW - Younger Onset Dementia . For more information contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

“By Us For US” (BUFU) guides - Food and Mealtime Guide

Food & Mealtime
When Brenda Hounam was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 53, she realized that very little information was available for persons living with early stage memory loss. The dominant perception was that persons living with memory loss could no longer learn and be involved in their own care. Brenda knew differently. She was inspired to address this gap - to develop a series of resources specifically designed by and for persons with dementia. In 2006, she approached two of her peers with her idea and was astounded by the enthusiasm and support they offered.

Through Brenda’s contacts at the Alzheimer Society of Brant, the Alzheimer Society of St. Thomas and the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program at the University of Waterloo, Brenda connected with various persons living with dementia from all around Ontario to work on what came to be called, the “By Us For US” (BUFU) guides. These

Brenda has been a true inspiration and role model to her peers and without her determination and perseverance, this project would not exist or have the international recognition that it does.

The Food and Mealtime Guide is a stellar tool designed to help those living with memory loss and their care partners. The simplicity and practicality of the guide will make this a must read for persons living with dementia and their family partners in care.
click the link to see the guide By Us For Us guide: Food &Mealtime