Resources targeting aged care workers and family carers of older people are among those being promoted by the Continence Foundation of Australia as it marks World Continence Week 20-26 June.
In this story: A snack-style cookbook for the elderly and those with dementia coming soon; and a nutrition guide for older people.
Alzheimer’s Australia has launched a new guide to assist both individuals and organisations set up social cafes for people living with dementia, while the Australian Men’s Shed Association and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW have collaborated on a manual for men’s sheds to support men with dementia.
Despite myriad barriers, ongoing education is the best way to ensure aged care staff can adequately identify and treat pain in people living with dementia and improve their outcomes, according to an expert appearing in a new educational video launched today.
Australian-first research into older trans people’s experiences of ageing and aged care has revealed trans people are often living in fear of aged care services, and has led to the development of a evidence-based guide to inclusive care.
Australian-first research has documented the experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living with dementia, and provided new guidelines for aged care services.
A national palliative care program for residential aged care is leading to an increase in advance care planning and the use of end-of-life care pathways and family conferences, according to an evaluation.
An Australian research team is currently developing a training toolkit to support staff and caregivers to talk about issues of death and dying with adults with intellectual disability.
Organisations and staff facilitating social support groups for seniors will benefit from a new ‘dementia-friendly checklist’ produced by a collaborative that involved an aged care provider, consumer group and researchers.
In this wrap: resource to cut energy bill by up to 60 per cent; clinical mentoring guide; planning resource for older people with a mental illness.
People don’t lose their sexuality as they get older and aged care policy and practice must recognise that denying the human need for intimacy diminishes residents’ quality of life, says the researcher behind a new assessment tool for facilities.
With aged care facilities across Australia attempting to respond to policy and practice changes, a free resource has been produced to assist them in implementing long-lasting organisational change.
A new toolkit will support businesses seeking to employ older workers by providing a step-by-step guide for recruiting and retaining seniors in their workplaces.
Exercise, tai chi, self-help books, computer-based therapies, and reminiscing on the challenges a senior has overcome in life have been rated as the top five most effective activities for improving the emotional wellbeing of older people.