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Not forgotten Local health services will, on Monday, launch a book telling the stories of locals and their experiences with dementia. Full story - Page 4
03 ■ MIRROR IMAGE: Renmark woman Leona Weste looks at an image of Yolanda Flack, in the photograph which appears on the front cover of the new dementia resource Moments, Memories and Marbles, to be launched on Monday. Photo: JANE WILSON
On the move?
Cup for grabs
BONNEY BATTLE CONTINUES By BRAD PERRY
THE Lake Bonney Management Committee (LBMC), which was disbanded by the Berri Barmera Council late last year, is planning to go it alone and meet with State Government representatives next month to discuss the popular tourist icon’s long term future. LBMC chairman Joe Gropler said the group is no longer associated with council but does still exist. “We haven’t disbanded the committee,” he said. ■ Continued Page 3
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Spotlight on a forgotten illness DEMENTIA is a forgotten illness, pun not entirely intended. It does not have the glossy promotion of breast cancer, or a prominent community pushing its barrow, such as AIDS (which are both, of course, entirely worthy recipients of popular support). Like the memories of its many sufferers, dementia slips through the support cracks and many who are suffering from the illness, along with their carers, family and friends, often feel alone. The Riverland Division of General Practice, next Monday, will launch a book, Moments, Marbles and Memories, which will put the spotlight on dementia. Having been involved in the book’s development, I can vouch for the amazing stories that are shared within. Personal and touching, the stories reveal the depths of despair, as well as the sometimes humourous moments experienced by those living with dementia. It can be a harrowing time when a loved one loses their ‘marbles’ and hopefully this new book will become a relevant resource for those dealing with dementia for the first time. This is one book that deserves to not be forgotten.
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