This is a perfect exercise in doing away with the paperwork, picking up an audio recorder and asking the questions to bring out the voice that so urgently needs to be heard, writes Dr Maggie Haertsch.
Research into negative stereotypes has shown that society’s poor opinions about ageing has negative impacts, not just on elders but on us all, writes Dr Maggie Haertsch.
A new crowdfunding campaign is being launched today to help raise funds for dancer Eileen Kramer to stage her first choreographed production in Australia.
We have found that the more creatively engaged residential aged care staff become, the benefits flow on to the bottom line with improved organisational business performance, writes Dr Maggie Haertsch.
Film and television have taken on an increasingly important role in shaping public awareness and opinion on dementia, an Australian film critic and writer tells AAA.
At a time in Australia when there are staggeringly high rates of loneliness in seniors in both residential and community care, we need to pay attention to what we mean by care and refocus our attention on the experience of living as we age, writes Dr Maggie Haertsch.
Ageing and creativity, transforming workplace culture and busting ageing myths were some of the hot topics at the recent 2nd National Play Up Convention.
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.