Understanding the health and social benefits of food and nutrition in the care of people with dementia is vital, writes Ngarie Hobbins.
dementia awareness month
Consumers and student nurses have backed the calls of a leading aged care provider for a greater emphasis on dementia care in undergraduate nursing degrees, but deans say undergraduate courses can’t look at individual diseases at a specialist level.
A group of Australian children’s authors whose latest works explore the theme of dementia and ageing will collaborate to mark dementia awareness month in September.
With Dementia Awareness Month now underway a wide range of short films, public lectures, and cultural events aim to challenge public misconceptions about the disease and end the dementia stigma.
Understanding the experiences of people living with dementia has the power to bring about the greatest change. I hope by speaking out I can break down some of the stigma, writes Kate Swaffer.