Become a Demenita Friend

I know the impact dementia has on people's lives - I've seen it first hand in my own family.  My mother and father in -law lived with dementia and my brother in-law with younger onset dementia. Continue reading

I CHOOSE CHANGE

A simple message of respect by Jakson Elfring posted on his Facebook page in July, has been viewed over 2.2 million times and shared over 59 thousand times. Jakson a tradie from rural Victoria, a husband and father of two boys posted the heartfelt message of respect for one another - particularly towards women, after numerous reports of assaults on women in his community. Continue reading

CHALLENGING LONG HELD VIEWS ON RETIREMENT

I recently met with Professor Ian Hickie from the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney who believes we should never retire simply because of age... Continue reading

BRING POLITICS BACK TO THE CENTRE

My grandson recently asked me what politics is “really about”. Continue reading

WE NEED TO PUT TAFE BACK ON THE AGENDA

The world is changing at an ever increasing rate and young people are being left behind in every sense of the word. Continue reading

HOMELESS OLDER WOMEN FORGOTTEN

Domestic violence, wage inequality, financial dependence and lack of superannuation are all key drivers for homelessness of women of all ages. Continue reading

EUTHANASIA: RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF WHAT'S RIGHT

All too often I am told that older Australians are made by society to feel like a burden. A big part of this stems from our obsession with maintaining our youth; wherever we go we are faced with glossy magazines, television commercials and beauty products that position ageing as something to avoid Continue reading

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS

We’re making progress when it comes to domestic violence. Continue reading

BUDGET DELIVERS NO HELP FOR A LIFT IN LEARNING

The 2017-18 Federal Budget was a terrible Budget for education and the future opportunities of our children. A further $600 million was cut from TAFE, $3.8 billion from universities and $22 billion from schools. Continue reading

KEEPING OUR CHILDREN CYBER SAFE

In today’s modern age of thriving technology our children have the world at their fingertips 24 hours a day. There is no argument that technology has made massive inroads in allowing our children to have access to the world’s greatest research and social media, however, the downside of this technology is that our children are exposed to many potential online dangers that can devastate our younger generation. Continue reading