Reinvesting in life is the best prescription

It’s been a while since I published anything here… but I have been reminded of an article I wrote a few years ago for the Australian Journal of Dementia Care today, which is about ditching the Prescribed Disengagement® given to most of us when diagnosed with dementia, and Living Beyond Dementia™ instead. Reinvesting in life is … More Reinvesting in life is the best prescription

Don’t give up

Like my food blog, I’ve not been here for some time… The only suggestion I can think of this week, for living beyond dementia, is to not give up! A very close friend’s son died unexpectedly, a colleagues house burned to the ground, including their pets, and the week before that, a close girlfriends husband had … More Don’t give up


One would have to say, I am managing to live beyond dementia, and alongside of it, in spite of the dark days. Last week, my first book on dementia, titled What the Hell Happened to my Brain?: Living beyond dementia was officially released, as pictured here. I am thankful to Shibley Rahman for the image … More #LivingBeyondDementia

Suffering is optional

Whilst I have not been publishing each day on my original blog since Christmas Eve, and won’t for the rest of the year, I realised, thanks to an electronic reminder, that I have not published anything here for December. The goal for this blog when I first set it up in September this year was to post at least … More Suffering is optional

Non pharmacological interventions for dementia

There is emerging evidence for, and good evidence for risk reduction, such as life style changes as a way of preventing a diagnosis of dementia. It is, for me and many others living beyond dementia, in spite of the sector telling us to go home and give up, very exciting times! Common sense certainly says to me, that … More Non pharmacological interventions for dementia

Living well, living better, or living beyond dementia?

Living beyond dementia is now my preferred term to support anyone who has been diagnosed with dementia, as a way of helping them to think about the possibility of living more positively with dementia. Fingers crossed! I hope it is more helpful, and feedback so far has been really encouraging. The terms living well or living better … More Living well, living better, or living beyond dementia?