Aged care in Australia appears to be heading toward the same risk-averse culture that exists in England, warns a visiting aged care executive.
South Australian not-for-profit aged care provider Life Care has been recognised internationally for the highest standard of dementia design at its facility in Joslin.
A book on dementia which was co-authored by a person who has been living with the condition for ten years has been named the Australasian Journal on Ageing book of the year.
From lighting and noise to creating functional spaces, a new book provides tips for people with dementia and their carers living at home.
A new book to be launched next week guides aged care providers and care professionals on how to optimise lighting and light exposure for older people and people with dementia.
Australian developer ePAT Technologies has partnered with Dementia Support Australia for a pilot that will see 150 expert consultants across Australia using its new pain recognition app with up to 5,000 people with dementia each year.
Best practice strategies for caring for a person with dementia at night time is the focus of a new guide for formal and informal carers.
For years researchers and advocates have said that dementia research is not given the appropriate priority. Now a major new analysis provides compelling support for their argument.
Associate Professor Colm Cunningham discusses the practice of disguising doors in residential facilities with Professor Mary Marshall.
Dementia training for GPs and practice nurses, consumer directed care capacity building and collaborative approaches to wellness and reablement are among the 64 projects to share $34 million in the latest ACSIHAG round.
Improved pain awareness and management is needed to address the widespread under-treatment of pain in aged care, according to Associate Professor Colm Cunningham, director of HammondCare’s Dementia Centre.
A smartphone app that uses facial recognition to automatically detect pain in non-communicative people with dementia could revolutionise care and dramatically improve quality of life.
HammondCare has announced international expansion plans for its Dementia Centre, with a second directorship role based in the UK from 2013.
The group’s Dementia Centre will be headed by a European expert, currently based at the University of Stirling in Scotland.