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A South Australian bank has been working to support people living with dementia to remain financially independent for as long as possible. BankSA teamed up with Dementia Australia to make banking safer, easier and more accessible for people with dementia and become the first bank in the state to be recognised as dementia friendly.
By the time I was twelve, I believed that no matter how hard I tried in math I would fail. My grade 6 teacher was the catalyst to this negative, fixed mindset. She had tried to help me three times to understand fractions and in failing to do so she asked, “Why are you so stupid?” It was from that moment, my negative self-concept regarding math started to form. I can’t completely blame my grade 6 teacher; math was hard for me. I have dyscalculia. I failed grade 8, grade 9 and grade 10 math and had to take summer school for those three years. But, the negative self-concept played a massive role in this failure.
Study used stories by Canadian author Robert Munsch to test how children respond to different media. While an educational audio book or cartoon may seem like the best option to entertain a curious four-year-old, researchers at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital say it's best to pick up an old-fashioned picture book.
Staying active can be a challenge for most people, but one group that may find this more cumbersome are older people or those with dementia. ACH Group has started a program where residents are offered music-based exercise classes to encourage them to remain engaged.
It's 8.45am on a cold Monday morning and I nervously approach the school gates, holding on to my son's and daughter's hands tightly. A few of the mums look surprised to see us. "What are you doing here?" asks one. "Look who it is," jokes another. I smile through clenched teeth. It feels good to be back, but I have some explaining to do …