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I was born in Slovenia in 1949 and lived in Paris, Rome, London, Geneva and Barcelona till 1974 when I came to Australia for a few years. I then returned to work in Paris and finally migrated to Australia in 1979. I have been a member of Australian Fellowship of Writers in different states for the last 30 years. I have a letter form Morris L West on my wall-we met in 1991, and he encouraged me to continue writing. I have most of his books. I started to write at 18, when I had my first work published in a youth magazine in Europe. I have had three books published and my short stories and poetry are included in many anthologies here and overseas. My first book was published with the assistance of Arts Australia grants. One of my poems features in a School text book (I want a job for my daddy), & my last book, FORGET-ME-NOTS is available for sale contacting ($15 +$3 postage) It is a collection of poetry and prose about live experiences from people living with dementia, caring, aging. My other books, Hideaway Serenade and Whisper are out of print; On AustLit site, you can read many of my works, and also if you just do google search (Danijela Hlis) also
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The book titled Forget me nots/Spomincice is written in Slovenian and English and it has received a grant from the Slovenian Ministry of Arts and Culture.
For bilingual individuals living with dementia, reversion to their first language is common. Without support and engagement tailored to the individual’s language and culture, communication difficulties and isolation can occur.

In these situations, basic communication and engagement in activities can be very difficult.