Humour therapy pioneer Jean-Paul Bell has been named a finalist for 2015 NSW Senior Australian of the Year, while Alzheimer’s Australia CEO and dementia advocate Glenn Rees nominated for the ACT’s Senior Australian of the Year.
A few bouts of age-related discrimination has inspired Dr Patricia Edgar to set about changing the way people view ageing, she tells AAA.
AUDIO: The key to coping while caring for a loved one is knowing what support you need, says the author of a new book for carers ahead of its launch.
A daring contemporary audio theatre work exploring older people’s reflections on ageing and the transition into supported care will feature in the upcoming Melbourne experimental arts festival, Next Wave in May.
A group of people aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s posed on an Adelaide Beach for an art installation that aims to challenge common perceptions of older people.
Art in aged care offers a therapeutic, stimulating and social environment for residents, helps with marketing and staff satisfaction and importantly, doesn’t have to put you in the red.
Victorian-based service provider Villa Maria has this week launched an Australian first free smart-phone app to help carers and people with a disability find accessible venues and events in Melbourne.
Creative Ageing is the theme of this year’s international arts and health conference, which on Tuesday featured examples of several international initiatives.
Partnering with local arts organisations will allow residential aged care facilities to better support their residents to live well and age creatively.
It was all about play for those at Luna Park for the Arts Health Institute’s recent Play Up Convention in Sydney, where international expert Dr Stuart Brown talked about joyfulness being as important as nutrition, sleep and exercise to health.
It’s official: having fun is really good for you and not having regular fun can put your health at risk. International experts, local researchers, performers, aged care managers, clinicians and carers have permission and encouragement to laugh!
An international travelling photographic exhibition – Love Loss and Laughter: Seeing Dementia Differently – challenges commonly held views about dementia and is touring Australia between now and November.
Alzheimer’s Australia SA has produced and launched a suite of industry specific short films to help all Australians recgonise the signs of dementia in people they may meet during an ordinary day at work.