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Bill Yeates shares why he is glad he found DAI

On Day 26 of Dementia Awareness Month 2020, Bill Yeates shares with us why he is glad he found DAI. Thank you Bill, we are all glad you found DAI too.

My name is Bill Yeates and I live on the northern beaches in Sydney, Australia. I was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease last year, at the age of 59.

As devastating as this diagnosis was, it has also opened my eyes, as I now need to create a new life based on new dreams and new hopes for the future.

I am glad that I found DAI, because without their support and encouragement, I doubt whether I would have had the strength, motivation and will power needed to make this journey. In saying this, I believe that there is something very special in being able to talk freely with other DAI members, about the challenges, issues and demands that we face on a daily basis.

To me, it’s like being amongst your closest friends – where everyone is non-judgemental, great listeners and full of compassion.

It reminds me of a definition of a true friend that I recently came across.

Someone who has your back, no matter what happens.

I am glad that I found DAI because I have learnt that being an advocate is more than just telling your story. For me, it’s also about creating an awareness and acceptance in our community and fighting for the rights of people with mental illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, on a national and global scale. Of which DAI has an outstanding record, that is internationally recognised.

Finally, I am glad that I found DAI because through my involvement in the Brain Health group, they have been instrumental in motivating me to create my own strategy, in terms of how I can manage my Alzheimer’s Disease on a daily basis.

Based on the concept of positivity, and using the dimensions of Brain, Heart, Mind and Soul, I have created my own ‘leaves of positivity’ which represent the actions and changes to my life that I have made. When joined together, they form my Tree of Awakening your Positivity.

As a DAI member, if you are interested in learning about this approach, please go to my website… 

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my story about why I am glad that I found DAI. I hope that this important month of September, brings everyone, alot of hope, joy and happiness for the future.

Since you’re here…

… we’re asking readers like you to support our members, by donating to our organizaton.

With more than 50 million people living with dementia, and the Coronavisus pandemic causing everyone to operate in a virtual world,  our work has never been more important.

Every contribution, however big or small, is so valuable to our work of supporting people diagnosed with any type of dementia to live more positively, and with a greater sense of hope.  Thank  you.

Help more people  like Bill by  supporting DAI.

Terrie Montgomery shares why she is glad she found DAI

On Day 19 of Dementia Awarenss Month, DAI member Terrie Montgomery shares why she likes, and also why she got involved with DAI. Terrie is a dynamic person, and is involved with DAI, and also with other organisations including Dementia Action Alliance in the USA.

Terrie is a dynamic, passionate and exteremely compassionate woman, who willingly shares herself, and her love with us all. She dares you to check out DAI, and shares what she sees as the value of being involved in a global organization! 

Thank you Terrie. We are glad you joined DAI.

Since you’re here…

… we’re asking readers like you to support our members, by donating to our organizaton.

With more than 50 million people living with dementia, and the Coronavisus pandemic causing everyone to operate in a virtual world,  our work has never been more important.

Every contribution, however big or small, is so valuable to our work of supporting people diagnosed with any type of dementia to live more positively, and with a greater sense of hope.  Thank  you.

Please support the Monday Science fundraiser to support more people with dementia like Terrie.

Protecting the development and implementation of public health policies from undue influence of unhealthy commodity industries

Statement by the WHO Civil Society Working Group on Noncommunicable Diseases. 

Published 11 September 2020

Protecting the development and implementation of public health policies from undue influence of unhealthy commodity industries.

This new statement on ‘Protecting the development and implementation of public health policies from undue influence of unhealthy commodity industries’ from the World Health Organization (WHO) Civil Society Working Group on NCDs calls on all relevant stakeholders including WHO Member States, UN agencies, programmes and funds, international global health and humanitarian organisations, NGOs, academic institutions and the media to protect public health policies from undue influence of unhealthy commodity industries.

Download the statement here…

Kate Swaffer is pleased to represent Dementia Alliance International on this second WHO Civil Society Working Group, which is one of 36 Member organisations.

Follow our Dementia Awareness Month 2020 stories and campaigns below and check out our Art Auction

DAI Art Auction

Wally Cox is a DAI board member and peer to peer support group co-host and a truly wonderful person. He has donated one of his original Artworks for us to Auction this week.

Thank you Wally.

Details: DAI Silent Art Auction

Original painting by Wally Cox
12×10 inch Watercolor (unframed)

Note: View the attached watercolour has been added here with a watermark to protect the original artwork.

About Wally Cox: Wally lives positively with dementia and is an active DAI board member and peer to peer support group host, and also advocates with his local Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Society. He is an amazing artist, and you will not be disappointed with your purchase of one of his watercolours. Check out his Facebook page for posts of some of his other art.

Guidelines and instructions: The online Auction means the person with the highest donation received in the period September 14 – 18, 2020 will be the winner. Wally will then contact you for your address to post the original artwork.

When making donations, please note that Wally and his wife Patricia have offered to pay for the costs of your packing and postage (shipping) to receive the painting.  We ask you are mindful of this when making your donation; an extra amount towards this hard cost would be appreciated.

DONATE HERE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL WATERCOLOUR.

Thank you Wally.

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Christine Thelker on why she is glad she found DAI #DAM2020

It is Day 14 of Dementia Awareness Month 2020 #DAM2020 and remarkably, we’re almost half way through for our daily vlog/blog series.

For todays post, Christine Thelker from Canada shares with us all why she is glad she found Dementia Alliance International (DAI). She agrees that DAI has been Life Changing for her, and hears it has been for so many others, and Christine advocates for other people living with dementia in Canada and all over the world.

You should also check out her new website, and recently published book, For this I am grateful.

Thank you Christine. We are all glad you found DAI

Since you’re here…

… we’re asking readers like you to support our members, by donating to our organizaton.

With more than 50 million people living with dementia, and the Coronavisus pandemic causing everyone to operate in a virtual world,  our work has never been more important.

Every contribution, however big or small, is so valuable to our work of supporting people diagnosed with any type of dementia to live more positively, and with a greater sense of hope.  Thank  you.

Please join the Monday Science Podcast fundraiser to support more people with dementia like Christine.

#DAIisLifeChanging

Mithrani on why she is glad she joined DAI

As Dementia Alliance International (DA)) celebrates Dementia Awareness Month in 2020, #DAM2020 we continue to bring you stories from our members. In todays podcast, Mithrani from Melbourne, in Victoria Australia tells us what she likes about the support and networks she has found through DAI.

Thank you Mithrani. We are so glad you joined DAI.

Donating or partnering with us will make a difference to the lives of more people like Mithrani all over the world.

Membership of, and services provided by Dementia Alliance International is FREE, and open to anyone with a diagnosis of any type of dementia.

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