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March 3, 2021

Supporting those living with dementia

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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

The Dementia Guide.

Any person with dementia or family living with a loved one who has dementia, will know the challenge as well as the sadness that supporting that person can bring.

To help navigate this illness, Dementia Australia is proud to launch

a comprehensive resource to support people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Updated figures show, in 2020, the estimated number of Australians living with dementia has increased to 459,000. Without a medical breakthrough the number of Australians with dementia is expected to be more than one million by 2058.

In the electorates of Page and Richmond there are an estimated 8,817 people living with Dementia, which is expected to increase to 14,054 by 2058.

The Dementia Guide is relevant for people of all ages living with all forms of dementia and those impacted by dementia.

The guide provides information to assist everyone to learn about dementia, treatments, and available support and services.

The Dementia Guide is available to download for free online, or for readers to request a printed copy, at dementia.org.au/resources/the-dementia-guide.

People with a diagnosis of dementia, or concerns about their memory or a loved one, can also access support through the National Dementia Helpline – 1800 100 500.


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