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Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 5. Psychotic episodes

One evening in May 2020, Stuart suddenly felt freezing cold. I checked his vital signs, all seemed to be within the normal range. In the following days and weeks, gradually the symptoms became more frequent. He would start with feeling cold, then roll onto the floor, shivering, holding his head saying “you are hitting me”, “it hurts”.

Making room for community

The Waterloo Action Plan includes the following action point (2.7): “to make better use of existing community infrastructure and its availability and use for community outcomes. For example, reinvigorate community rooms and common areas and public spaces to bring community together.”

Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 4. Progression

A year after the dementia diagnosis, Stuart was reasonably stable, but his cognition and memory started to deteriorate. He wasn’t able to put the rubbish in the colour coded bins, flooded the bathroom by leaving the tap on, misplaced house keys.

Steve Ostrow remembered (1932‑2024)

A memorial service for Steve Ostrow OAM was held...

Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 3. Commitment

In July 2018 I resigned from my full-time senior management position in the department of NSW Health Pathology to become a committed carer for my husband, Stuart, who lives with dementia.

Shake It Up this World Parkinson’s Day

Redfern local of 18 years, Emma, is proof you...

‘Any one of us can become a refugee any day’

The Palm Sunday peace rally took place on March...

Dancing may be better than other exercise for improving mental health

A structured dance program of at least six weeks’ duration can significantly improve psychological and cognitive health outcomes equivalent to other forms of structured exercise interventions, finds new research from Australian researchers.

Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 2. Learning and understanding

From the day of the diagnosis, my learning as a carer began. I was determined to do everything I could to give Stuart the best possible care, by using all the services, education and dementia-related programs available to support us.

McRae-McMahon Place honours beloved trailblazer

The Rev. Dorothy McRae-McMahon pushed for the recognition of...

Sydney’s home of queer history and culture

A memorial to people who died during the AIDS...

Melanoma treatment pioneers awarded 2024 Australian of the Year

University of Sydney Professors Georgina Long AO and Richard Scolyer AO, co-medical directors of the Melanoma Institute Australia, have jointly won the prestigious Australian of the Year award for their pioneering work in the treatment of melanoma.

Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 1. Diagnosis

My journey of caring for my husband, Stuart, living with dementia began with a trip he made to Monterrey, Mexico.

International Day of Care and Support recognises the contributions of carers

October 29 marked the inaugural International Day of Care...

Uzbekistan – splendour in the sand

This is a photo I took of the Registan in Samarkand at night so I could remember its splendour.

‘Donate a Plate’ so no one goes hungry this Christmas

Wayside Chapel is making an urgent plea to all...

Peace prize for commitment to women’s rights

The 2023 Sydney Peace Prize was awarded to Nazanin...

Forum: ‘Cost of Living: Who pays the price for a society divided?’

“Cost of Living: Who pays the price for a...

What does a death doula do?

Renee Adair is a “womb to tomb” doula. She’s...

Parenting Payment changes

A major change to Parenting Payment started late last...

Sydney rally marks one year since Mahsa Amini’s death in custody in Iran

A year after the death of Kurdish-Iranian woman Mahsa Amini,...

Neil Para granted residency during 1,000 kilometre walk for refugees

Neil Para recently walked 1000 kilometres to ask the...

‘Seasons of You’ – planning our family

It’s quite interesting how, in hindsight, we often realise...

Notice the savings

Do you like shiny stuff? I do too. I...

Lee rows in, greyhound adoption day and Vietnam Veterans’ Day in pictures

Our photographer Michelle Haywood has been out and about documenting what’s been happening in Sydney this July and August. Take a look!

Skip the small talk at this Speed Friending event

Social enterprise Welcome Merchant has teamed up with ABC...

Want to become a tradeswoman? This info day will help!

There’s a big skills shortage in NSW and various...

2023 Wellbeing Survey – tell the City of Sydney how you feel

The City of Sydney has launched its 2023 Wellbeing...

‘We need to talk about ageing?’ – an interview with Melissa Levi

Author Melissa Levi says, “We Need to Talk About...

Vinnies Winter Appeal supports vulnerable older women

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW annual Vinnies...

Legacy torch relay, FIFA fan fest and Tom Cruise portrayed

Our photographer Michelle Haywood has been out and about...

Bridge for Asylum Seekers receives Bank Australia grant

Bridge for Asylum Seekers has been selected as one...

Tips for tax time

Whether you’re giving money to the Australian Tax Office...

Sydney’s fire, films and tributes in pictures

Our photographer Michelle Haywood has been out and about...

The Bread & Butter Project turns 10

The Bread & Butter Project, Australia’s first social enterprise...

‘Montevideo Maru discovery should bring comfort to families’

When the wreck of the Montevideo Maru was discovered on April 18, 2023,...

Newtown NC’s new digs

On March 24, after an extensive renovation, Inner West...

More rough sleeping on the streets of Sydney

The City of Sydney released its Street Count figures...

In line for fine threads

Established in 2009, ClothesLine Incorporated distributes donated clothing directly...

Let’s celebrate our heroes in headsets

Lifeline, the national organisation that provides all Australians experiencing...

Training can help everyday people tackle racism

Would you tell someone their racist jokes are offensive?...

How ethical is your Easter chocolate?

Did you know Australians consume a whopping 32 kilograms...

Add your story to the State Library’s Pride line

The State Library of NSW wants you to give...

Donate to help earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria

Thirteen and a half million people are estimated to...

Knitting with Jules

As an avid knitter, a post on one of...

Christmas Bowl supports Ukraine’s displaced people

A portion of Christmas Bowl appeal funds will go to its local Hungarian partner to provide vital food, shelter and medical supplies for refugees like Antonia and Galyna from Ukraine who have fled over the border to Hungary.

NSW religious leaders unite to end domestic violence

On November 22, more than 70 prominent religious leaders...

Sports editor’s Nanna’s milestone

Our sports editor Steve Turner recently lost his wonderful...

‘Look up. Listen Up. Let me be’ campaign to safeguard people with low or no vision

This International White Cane Day, Guide Dogs Australia’s ‘Look up....

Blue Knot Day – for survivors and supporters

Blue Knot Foundation (BKF) calls on all Australians to unite in support of the more than five million Australian adults who have experienced complex trauma. Blue Knot Day 2022 will be held on Thursday October 27.