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.