Dementia Awareness week

16th-26th September is Dementia Awareness week. The theme this year is “Worried about your memory?”  This week highlights the importance of seeking help without delay if you are worried about your memory, or the memory of a loved one. Memory problems are not always caused by Dementia. Seeking help to find the cause will help get the right information and treatment, allow planning for the future if need be, and find the right support. There are approximately 269,000 people who suffer from Dementia at the moment, with that number expected to rise dramatically in the coming years. Call the National Dementia line if you have concerns: PH: 1800 100 500.

Disability Action Week

18th – 24th September is Disability Action week in QLD. This years theme is “Empower, enable, everybody”. The week aims to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with a disability, while highlighting the need for social inclusion and access issues. Events will be hosted in communities around QLD.

New Products

Today we’ve added some new products to the website, including the fantastic Emotions Cards and some sensory toys. Pop onto the Products page to have a look.

10% off

School holiday special -10% off selected products. Have a look at our Products page to see what’s on special, until October 3rd.

Spina Bifida Awareness

This week 1st-7th September is Spina Bifida Awareness week for SB Foundation of Victoria. This week is aiming to highlight the importance of folate during early pregnancy, and to raise awareness of Spina Bifida. Apporximately 5000 people have SB in Australi, approximately 2000 of those are in Victoria. Spina Bifida is a common form of a neural tube defect. It is the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. SB affects people in different ways, some symptoms can include learning difficulties, paralysis, and hydrocephalus. There is no cure for Spina Bifida,however increasing the amount of folate before conception and during the first month of pregnancy can reduce the occurence by up to 70%.