There are no known ways to prevent or cure dementia, but researchers are learning more about what might help stave it off, including diet.
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Regulations need to allow for greater consumer choice in residential aged care so the industry can provide individualised care, the aged care royal commission has heard.
The Australian Pain Society has launched a new resource to help aged care workers better identify, assess and manage pain among residents.
Victorian aged care provider Villa Maria Catholic Homes is rolling out a new model of food delivery across its residential aged care facilities that encourages more independence and engagement at meal times.
A series of national forums has begun this week to inform the eligibility and assessment pathway for residents of the national network of dementia care units for people with symptoms too severe for mainstream services.
The royal commission has asked aged care provider peak Leading Age Services Australia about its record on advocating in the interests of residents.
Encouraging residents and their families to provide feedback on the organisation and having a consumer directed model of care are among the integrated approaches one provider is implementing to meet the new standards.
A royal commission into the disability service sector is likely to have many similarities with the current aged care inquiry, writes Rosemary Kayess.
Research projects into facilitating residents to express sexuality and assessing the risk of developing dementia are among 17 new studies to share in more than $1 million of dementia research funding.
Also in this wrap: Bolton Clarke appoints general manager.
The federal government has launched a series of action plans to help service providers and the government address barriers faced by older people from marginalised groups.
The percentage of registered nurses in the aged care workforce is decreasing despite increasingly complex patient needs, the aged care royal commission has heard.