A new free resource from Bupa Care gives helpful advice and practical suggestions on how to engage and communicate with a loved one who has dementia.
The NSW state government in partnership with the NSW Taxi Council and Alzheimer’s Australia have announced the introduction of dementia awareness training for the state’s taxi drivers and bus, rail and ferry frontline staff.
A free skills-building program for dementia carers with individually tailored coaching, relaxation and stress management, and social networking is among some new dementia initiatives marking Dementia Awareness Week.
Engineer, Dr Tom Crow was thrown into a new and confronting role when his wife experienced a massive stroke. Told she was unlikely to walk again or come home, he took on the carer and advocate role with amazing results. His handbook tells how.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a comprehensive downloadable reference guide of information, supports and services to assist retirees with the decisions they may need to make in their later years.
How the brain can retrain itself to respond to pain and thereby reduce unnecessary dependence on strong painkillers is the focus of a new book by three leading pain experts to be launched in Sydney on Thursday.
Alzheimer’s Australia has launched a set of resources utilising the Montessori education method which aim to help family carers and people with dementia maintain better relationships. The launch coincides with the start of a national workshop tour.
The world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) devoted to dementia developed by the University of Tasmania is set to begin on July 29 and has already attracted ‘virtual students’ from more than 30 countries.
Researchers looking for volunteers, a free resource for carers of people with dementia, a short film premiere, and a live television forum discussing the government’s LGBTI strategy are among news briefs in this story.