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.
AUDIO: Foodie and aged care advocate Maggie Beer has launched a new recipe and resource book for carers of people with dementia at an international dementia conference in Sydney.
Staffing has been highlighted as one of the biggest challenges facing the future of the aged care system in two research briefs from the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research.
A one-stop shop for statistics on Australia’s aged care sector has been launched by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to assist policy research and evaluation within the sector.
A free toolkit has been launched to provide advice on creating easy, delicious, and nutritious restaurant quality meals and improve meal time socialisation among residents.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has issued new advice for improving collaboration between GPs and residential aged care staff.
Video and print resources for aged care workers have been translated by the Aged Care Complaints Scheme into five languages to help staff support aged care residents with the complaints process.
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic has opened a new learning centre that gives aged care workers the chance to enter the virtual world of someone with dementia.
New research is released showing just 5 per cent of people can correctly explain what a will, a power of attorney and an enduring guardianship are.
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW has launched a video resource on YouTube to help people living with dementia and their carers, while ANZ is the latest community services organisation to commit to giving its staff dementia awareness training as Alzheimer’s Australia Vic continues the rollout of Is it Dementia?
The Palliative Care Online Training resource has won its second major award in just four months since it was launched.
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.