Australian developer ePAT Technologies has partnered with Dementia Support Australia for a pilot that will see 150 expert consultants across Australia using its new pain recognition app with up to 5,000 people with dementia each year.
More than 80 per cent of Australians do not know that dementia is the second leading cause of death in this country, according to a national survey.
A new online course has been launched to help health and aged care workers deliver inclusive care and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people with dementia.
A salutogenic approach, which focuses on factors for health and wellbeing rather than disease, has enormous relevance in aged care, and particularly dementia care, writes Professor Richard Fleming.
In this wrap: Whiddon recognised for its integration of a tool that measures and evaluates residents’ wellbeing; and HammondCare picks up building award.
Griffith University researchers are investigating how to improve the wellbeing of people with early-stage dementia and their carers and the take up of community services that can help them.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has called for more specialised aged care beds for people with severe behavioural disorders, often associated with dementia.
A new survey has highlighted the social isolation and stigma felt by people with dementia and their informal carers.
Anglicare’s Elizabeth Lodge has become the first residential aged care facility in Australia to receive Montessori accreditation.
It is vital to enhance the interface between health and aged care to improve support services for people with dementia, according to a report released this week.
The largest and most rigorous social robot study ever undertaken has shown a positive albeit modest effect on agitation in people with dementia, according to the lead researcher.
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Dementia Training Australia has launched a series of short online courses designed to support time-poor community and home care workers learn on the go.
Outcomes for residents with dementia living in a Montessori environment include improved self-esteem and more independence, says an expert in Montessori-based care models.