Nell and her family are making their Christmas Tree even more special this year

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Smiling Woman Wearing Glasses and Holding a Small Grey Poodle

This Christmas, Nell and her family are making a few changes in order to make the holidays easier to manage. 
That’s because Nell, who is 52, was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s earlier this year. 
“I once did the turkey, all veggies, and home-made plum pudding with all the trimmings. Now it’s a lot of pre-ordering and keeping it easy,” Nell said. 
“My spatial awareness is compromised so being in the kitchen can be a bit messy! It’s easier that I supervise the cooking team and give a hand with clean up.” 
Nell and her family also make decorating their Christmas tree an important part of their time together. 
“Everyone has their own bauble with their name on it and it’s special for them to add theirs to our Christmas tree, including our poodle Sassy, who is a much loved part of our family.” 
This year, Nell has also set up a virtual tree through Dementia Australia that her family and friends can decorate with festive baubles and presents. These generous gifts help Dementia Australia to support families like Nell’s throughout the year. 
Set up your own tree today at